Monday, April 12, 2010

our new world

i know that some of you have been curious to how the house looks
so i've uploaded quite a few pictures for you
i'll do more of the house at another time but here are a few for you
most of them are of the yard
our little oasis
our new world

walking thru the front door

living room

another view

our back patio

view from the wall

side yard

side yard and shed

view of our back yard from half way up our hill

view of laguna niguel

pretty foliage

more views of our hill - looking up

looking down towards our house

the girls love riding in their jeep now!

such a pretty flower and lasts FOREVER in water - anyone know what this is?

i love the foliage and plants found on our hill

we find lots of secret spots to hide on our hill

tannyn walking up the path that dan made

tyler, tayli and ruca

ty thinks we might have a hawks nest in our pine tree

another little hiding spot that ty found

dan has been doing a ton of yard work... we have so many weeds to clear out!

some of our yard

finding bugs in the dirt

fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar  

yesterday tayli and tannyn collected over twenty caterpillars - they love them

pretty succulent 

i love this one - anyone know what it is?

love this one too

a pretty blossom from one of our many fruit trees

ruca caught a gofer!

i'm usually anti killing animals but gofers are such a nuisance... we were very proud of ruca and she was SO proud of herself... it was super cute actually

i know that this is quite the overload of pics 
but i just really love them all

we love our house
i especially love the floors and our picture window
i still need to hang our own curtains on the sliding door and paint both the bathrooms
i spent some time yesterday pulling off wallpaper - such a chore!
i also still need to organize my craft space in the play room too

we've been having so much fun exploring our neighborhood
we found an awesome trail down from our house that takes you through the hills of our neighborhood
it was gorgeous
we've also really been enjoying our backyard
we have a ton of work to do - lots of weed-wacking to be done, trails to be made, vegetable garden to be planted and so on
exploring our yard has been a blast - and ruca loves it too
we have two apple trees, a tangerine tree, an orange tree, grapefruit tree, lemon tree, nectarine tree and plum tree... i just wish we had an avocado tree then we'd be set!
the kids spend a lot more time outdoors now and i love that... having no cable helps with that as well :-)
all we need now is a jacuzzi


ps thanks for all the thoughts and prayers regarding the kiddos first day of school
you all are wonderful 
i'll keep you all posted as to how it goes today :-)

i also wanted to give a shout out to one of my besties husbands, jeff
happy birthday jeff!
and dan's aunt (therefore, my aunt in law) yvette
happy birthday yvette!
i hope you two have glorious birthdays!
much love!!


Jamie said...

Love, love, love it!!! Everything looks so bright, cheery and welcoming!!! So pretty!!! Love your yard! It makes me want to come over for a bbq! ;)
Praying for the kids as they head back to school! Big hugs to you too! xoxo

The Monster and Me said...

aww super cute love all the pics thanks for sharing!


jen said...

Such an amazing house! You also have some awesome furniture!!

Anonymous said...

kassi i love it!!! omg you are so blessed! and that back patio is to die for! what a fun place! so open and lit! i hope yall have many great memories there and im so glad it was only surface mold! praise GOD!
love you!!!

Dianna said...

Hi what a beautifull house and surrounding grounds you have, fab views x

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

that's such a pretty oasis you have there! i can't believe how much you've done already. by the pictures, everything looks like it's in place and you've lived there for months! and i can't tell you how much i love the white brick fireplace and those wood floors. swoon! you seriously need a job as a designer!

were ty and tan nervous about starting new schools? i hope they like it okay.

i'm so glad you guys are happy in your new home!

xoxo zilliontrillionbeaucoup

Bavonia said...

I love your home, the backyard is to die for! Your girls must love it!!

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

Kasii - your place looks fabulous! It definitely looks very put together - like you've been there forever!

Love, love, love the outdoor space you have! I'm pretty sure your red succulent is an aeonium. I have one in the house that I just love! Your purple flowers look a bit like alstromeria? maybe??

So glad you shared the new house pics with us. You are so on it! I've been at our place for two months now and I've only posted some outside shots. Oops...I'll put it on my to-do list!!

love ya!

lexylou said...

Oh my goodness Kass, it look's soooo glorious! I can't believe all the unpacking and decorating you have done already??!! How did you do it all so fast?? Amazing much?! LOL
It look's all so gorgeous, you have such a decorating flare my dear.
That backyard look's like heaven, so glad this new place feel's like home!
love love,
xx Lexy

Catherine Anne said...

There is so much life in this post! Love your home~

Taylor Norris said...

you've done an awesome job of moving right in. things look decorated and tidy! and what an epic backyard! thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

your home is amazing!!! i dream of having a backyard like that EVERYDAY as i stare out my apartment window...

is dan feeling any better since being out of the other house? i'm excited to hear how the kids day goes! how exciting & scary for them!
hugs pretty!!

samboy said...

congrats! its so lovely!x

shelly said...

your new home looks lovely...i would live in that backyard :)

Kassi said...

jamie - come on over! seriously though, if you are ever in cali you are more than welcome!

monster and me - thanks so much!

jen - the majority of our furniture are hand me downs so thank you!

brandi - bonfires and camping in the backyard in june... be there or be square! ;-)

dianna - thanks - i love the views!

danielle - dude, so easy to get it all done... it's such a tiny house! i love the floors and fireplace too :-) the kids said they weren't nervous but i'm sure they were... tann was only inn school for 3 1/2 hours so when she got home she said 'i was only in school for, like, 4 seconds!" ha she's used to six hours...

bavonia - thanks! they do... we all do!

chels - does your red succulent have black petals? i'm going to look those flowers up - they are so pretty - thanks for letting me know! yes! pics of your place porfavor!

lexy - i was able to get it done fast because our house is TINY and i'm a little crazy like that. a house doesn't feel like home to me unless it's put together - plus, i love decorating! thanks for the compliment!

catherine anne - thanks so much!

taylor - thank you and thanks for reading!

jamie - thanks friend. yes, he is feeling better - for the past few months is head was at a 7/10 and now it's down to a 4/10 - praise God! i hope it continues to go down... tann's day was good and very short for her - i'm a bit anxious to hear how ty's day went

samboy - thanks!

shelly - seriously... we could actually build another home out there! perfect backyard for summer campouts!

my name is lauren. said...

Your house is so cute and that yard is awesome! Can't wait to see it in person and play hide and seek back there with your kiddos :).

By the are dans headaches doing in the new house?

Love you pal!

xo. Thanks.
xo. Thanks.

lydia. said...

oh my goodness!
you guys totally struck gold.
ha, seriously, that is such a beautiful home.
i'm loving everything about it.

shellybellylarson said...

Oh wow is a little piece of paradise ! You should be so proud ! It looks fabulous...LOVE your decorating. Now, hopefully everyone will be healthy and well !
Big hugs to you !

Cole-letters to you said...

beautiful photos. love all the green.

Wild and Precious said...

lovely & lovely!! love your place!

I’d love for you to stop by:

Wild and Precious said...

i'm your newest follower! :)

Kassi said...

lauren - campout and bonfire in june! wahoo! dude, the kids would LOVE to play hide and seek with you! dan's headaches have gone down from a 7/10 to a 4/10 the last few days! praise God!

lydia - thanks pretty lady!

shelly - thanks so much - and yes, i'm praying that all of us will get healthy and stay that way!!

cole - thank you very much :-)

wild - thank you thank you - love your blog as well... so pretty! and i'm your newest follower too! :-)

Meghan said...

Unbelievable! That back porch is to die for, and I absolutely love the living room. What a beautiful home!!!

Kassi said...

meghan - thank you so very much! :-)

Michelle Ioapo A'etonu said...

amazing! i love everything, but i love your patio best! so jealous!

Kassi said...

michelle - thank you! it is lovely having a nice patio to sit at while drinking my tea/coffee - love it!

BuenoBueno said...

wow! It looks like such an amazing place to live. I'm amazed at how fast y'all got settled in.

Anna said...

it looks beautiful! kinda love your kitchen chairs. & the backyard looks fun. It seems like a happy house!

Fallon said...

Wow! This new place is really fantastic! I love what i've seen from the inside and the outside is ridiculous. How fun for your kids to have a yard like that :)

Kassi said...

kelly (i think that's you) - it is an amazing place... i can't wait for summer and warm days in our yard!

anna - thanks anna! the kitchen chairs have been so many colors it's ridiculous, but fun!

fallon - thanks! totally fun yard for the kids... i'm so glad we ended up going with the small house/big yard versus the big house/no yard!

monica said...

i love the new place kassi! it's so bright and airy, and the yard is to die for.

hope your kiddos had a good day at school!


Kassi said...

thanks monica! the kids had an okay day... not great but i didn't expect that on the first day at a new school anyway... so i'm grateful for good :-)

Kassi said...

yay! thanks mara!!

Maddy said...

I can't believe you are RENTING this house! It is an AMAZING house! & you set it up so well in such a short time.

I looove your living room :)

Kassi said...

thanks maddy! i know, we totally lucked out and feel very blessed that we did! :-)

nicole said...

love it, it's so beautiful!

Kassi said...

thank you nicole!

Melinda said...

That looks like how I would picture my dream home!! So beautiful!!!