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Hi I’m Jen- I'm one lucky lady to be married to the most wonderful man, Jason. I am a mother to three beautiful children, Grant, Norah, who was born with hydrocephalus, and Mason. I love spending my time with my family. I also like to challenge myself with new things. I'm on a constant quest to become more organized, it may never happen but it's a dream. I currently work part-time as a RN in an emergency department. I love this journey of life that I am on with God by my side, knowing that all things are possible when you Believe.

Monday, May 7, 2012


Today Jason and I have put our house on the market, this will be a bitter sweet change for our family. We bought our first house just a few months after we were married. It was a 'fixer upper' that need lots of TLC. We have turned this house into our home - the floor plan was changed a bit, a bathroom and kitchen were gutted to the studs and rebuilt. A bathroom was added to the second floor, along with a walk in closet turning it into a master suite, complete with a huge tub to take a long soak in after chasing little ones all day. That is the other thing, this is the house that Jason and I went from being a family of two, to one of three, four and now a family of five.

I will never forget my parent seeing our first home purchase, I'm pretty sure my mom cried after leaving and was thinking there's no way I could ever let them live there. For a short time the bathroom only held a toilet, and the shower was just a head sticking out of the wall in what is now our laundry room down in the basement. We learned a lot about how to fix plumbing, add a header to a wall, move duct work, and more.  Most importantly, we learned how to work together as a married couple, growing in our relationship.

I wish I knew where I packed away our before pictures, but for right now they are no where to be found. For now enjoy the after pictures, the ones that show all our hard work completed and that show this house is for sale.

We hope to sell our house and relocate outside of the city where things are a bit slower (not that I think that is possible with three little ones under foot) where we can have a peaceful nights instead of frequent noises that come with living in a city - sirens, trains, cars roaring from the race track or just street racing, street sweepers working in the middle of the night to pick up leaves. We will miss our neighbors and our great neighborhood but are excited for the changes this brings.


Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, what a charming home!

mimi said...

Oh my God! The house is gorgeous!!looks amazing and so much room. You guys really worked hard. I think it will sell fast. Amazing!!! Love you. :-)

Diane said...

What a cute house. I don't think it will be on the market long.

Oh and I love the book shelves in the boys' room. Cute idea, I may have to steal it ;)