Monday, July 25, 2011

New life starts now.

Jake starts work today. Well, he started work last week at an orientation in San Francisco area for the whole week. The girls and I were gone on a vacation with my family, so it feels like today is the real start day.

At his orientation, snacks were provided. There was, among many other things, oysters on the half shell. Pretty much employees at Google, Googlers as the call themselves or in Jake's case, Nooglers (because he is new) are treated very well.

Here is our new home on move in day. We worked hard for 5 days and got mostly unpacked so life could return to normalcy once we got home from our week-long destinations. All that is left to unpack is most of the office/guest room and 4 random boxes. That is pretty good for 5 days, I'd say. Of course the organization of things may change in the kitchen or bathrooms as we go on. But I considered ourselves settled enough we can get on with routine.

I haven't taken any pictures since we unpacked. I still have some finishing touches to do, so I am holding off until rooms are good looking. Just because most everything is unpacked and put away, doesn't mean it looks good.

Front of home.
Living room.
Entry is between stairs and wall on far left, dining on far right.
Kitchen (sans refrigerator, we have since rented one).

Bedroom on main level at end of hall.
Weird that it has the garage access though.
We turned it into a playroom for the girls.

Master bedroom across the hall from playroom,
but still at end of hall.
We are using this as the office & guest room.
Looking other way in office.  It has it's own 3/4 bath.
Master bedroom upstairs.
Looking other way in master bedroom.
Office upstairs.  We turned into the girls' bedroom.
Norah loves the rainbows the stained glass makes in the afternoon.
Helen thinks it is a princess window.
Other side of girls' room.
The backyard 'tis wonderful.
So the main level has the entry, the living room, dining room, kitchen, office (with attached 3/4 bathroom), playroom, full bath, laundry, & garage.  I spared you pictures of the last three as I am sure your imagination can figure out what is in each of these spaces.  Upstairs has the master bedroom (with attached full bath), and the girls' bedroom.

And now we start our new adventure, making this place feel like home, and creating life memories.


Aimee said...

p.s. Sorry about the grainy pictures, the lens I wanted to use was MIA (i.e. lost in the move momentarily) when I shot these).

Katy said...

oh man--- doesn't having this HOUSE make you miss that fun small centipede/earwig apartment in Logan?:)yeah, I didn't think so...
Wow, what a fun place you guys have! I'm so glad for the update!

myrtle budge said...

Love the title and can't wait for it to be true for me too someday. And love the house! Enjoy the adventure.

Bethany Hopkins said...

I love it! I bet is it nice to have a home to live in. Good luck with getting everything organized the way you want it. So much fun!!!

Megan said...

I love the house! It looks great. Can't wait to come see it in person! ;)

Amber said...

Congrats on the new house! What a nice upgrade! We are so happy for you guys! My sister, Kim, has been telling me how nice Google is. I guess they went down for a conference or something. She said the food is great! We will have to meet in the middle sometime at the beach or something :)

Amanda J said...

It looks so nice! I hope you guys are enjoying all the space!

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