Ok, so getting back to our house.........Don't ask me how, but we were so lucky and blessed to receive one of two historic homes on base! It was built in 1892 and we are sandwiched between the General and the Sargent Major of the base! CRAZY, I know!!!!!!! We LOVE this house! How do we ever leave this place??? It has so much character and it's HUGE! It's a two story, 3 bedroom with an enclosed sun room, two fireplaces and a GINORMOUS screened in porch! There are two staircases! One is a "secret staircase" our maids, butlers and cooks will use and the other is the main staircase everyone can see. Ok, so we don't get maids, butlers and cooks (I wish), but back in the day they must have had them! There's even a butler's quarters located behind our garage! They are in the middle of remodeling it, but it consists of a bedroom and bathroom! HOW COOL IS THAT??!!!!! The ceilings are all 10 feet tall and every room has crown moulding and detailed window casings too! There is hardwood flooring throughout the entire house and tons of windows! Once we got organized, Jason put up the kid's trampoline that was a X-mas gift from their grandparents, but we kept boxed up due to the impending move. Jason and Greg also put up a tire swing and the kids have been in heaven! Their schools are located on Laurel Bay (another base), so they take the bus, BUT the freakin bus picks them up at our door! One morning they weren't going to school and the bus driver even rang the doorbell to make sure! OMG!!!!!!!!!! We have already explored a lot of the area (more posts to follow) as we are only an hour away from Savannah, GA and about 2 from Charleston. So, who's coming to visit?????? Come on down! "Well I do declare, we like it here" ;)
The sign as you drive in (see our neighbors names? Padilla and Yagle.............and Ellis baby! HA!)
COOLEST SIGN EVER!
We need MORE of these signs ALL over the US!
Kids on first day of school
Stairs to a very HUGE attic
Sunroom (Kid's TV room &/or Ethan's X-box room)
Shot of two staircases (the one on right is for the "help") We actually use the "secret" ones more as they lead into the kitchen!
Little office area between kitchen and dining room in a little "nook"
HUGE dining room
Living Room (the new TV) :)
Jason's new recliner (gag)
The main stairs (for the n0n-help) LOL
Gunther the Gnome LOVES his new home, but wants his brothers to come visit (you hear that Jill, Stacy and Erin!!!!!)