Sunday, September 28, 2008

Picture update

First I'd like to introduce Quinns New Cousin from Bangor Subase Washington. Mila Ladua. Can't wait to meet you cutey.



As for Quinn, I know he is thrilled that dad just bought rock band 2. He loves it and has trouble containing himself.



We've missed so much updating these past few weeks, a lot has been happening. Auntie Karra got married so Quinn got all spiffed up.


I don't know who taught this boy to slow dance.



Time is flying lately. And this blog is easily neglected these days with our new schedule. Steph is at school 40 hrs per week with up to five hours additional study time each day. I guess that means updating is pretty much up to me. As far as our new house goes we are enjoying it. I'll put up pictures of some of my favorite parts of the house but not all (14 total rooms including finished basement).

Like the kitchen. Theres an indoor grill and a food warmer. The sink and dishwasher are pretty much separate from the cooking area. Who ever built this liked to entertain many guests.



I have one tenant whom I offered any room in the house to, and he chose the formal dining room. Of course.



There are three full bathrooms inside the house, along with a full bathroom, two showers and a wet bar outside by the pool.


The master bedroom has three closets.
Quinns room.

I think Quinn has a good life here. He seems to be happy about it.




Possibly my favorite feature. Five car garage!!! 3 external and 2 internal.

A work shop in case I ever need one.

We're the last house on a dead end road. And we've met and like our nearest neighbors. Always a plus.


The basement has a series of rooms that I don't know what to do with, besides maybe these two.


The house is a great place to come home to. And it's a good thing I don't mind spending a lot of time here, because we don't have money to do much else. Now that Steph is in school, we've put ourselves on a tight budget that includes the $2400 monthly mortgage (6% 30 yr fixed with nothing down). We figure the sacrifice will be worth it to get Steph through school, and then we'll be in a position to live more comfortably and do things with this big house. But I gotta say, at a glance the house makes us look rich, until you see our 98 ford ranger and 96 saturn parked in the driveway. They're paid off.
So theres some pictures. Hope all is well with everyone. Steph says hi but shes too busy with her studies to update.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoa guys, party at the Marshall house! This is not a house, it's a compound lol. Hope the three of you are settling in. Miss you and hope to see you soon.

Suzanne

Pop said...

I LOVE your sense of humor! I look forward to lots of good times with the family and you guys at the PARTY HOUSE!!!!
Just kidding about the party house...not really.

Love,
Pop and Kim

Tracey said...

Yay, love the update!!! You had me at closets. If I were invited to be a tenant, I would choose a closet. I was drooling, and can't wait to tell Dave about the pool bar, garageS, and work room. We'll need bibs. And he thinks I just look at cute babies on the internet.

GO, Steph, GO!! You're my inspiration. Truly. xoxo
Tracey

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

I love the picture of Quinn in the Wheelbarrow with the flowers. Dad you should of got closer. He is growing up fast but so cute. Love your house.

Anonymous said...

OH LA LA AND MORE LOOKS GREAT !! WE WISH YOU ALL THE HAPPINESS IN YOU NEW HOME KAHTLLEEN AND FAMILY FROM FRANCE ARE COMMING TO NPT THIS YR FOR CHRISTMAS AND HOPE THE LITTLE PRINCE WILL FINALLY MEET THE PRINCESS. AND POP. YOUR COURAGE HAS DONE MORE THAN I CAN SAY . NOW IT S KATHLEEN WHO NEED A LITTLE PRAYER ... AND I AM CALM AND I KNOW THAT GOD ONLY GIVES US WHAT WE CAN HANDLE . BIG KISSES TO LA PETIT PRINCE AND HOPE TO SEE YOU IN DEC . LOVE FROM FRANCE JOMI KATHLEEN AND FAMILY.

Pop said...

Jomi,

What is going on with Kathleen? I don't have any other forum than this site to ask you.

Pop and Kim

Anonymous said...

HELLO POP. ME TOO . I GAVE STEPH A UPDATE I AM CONFIDENT SHE WILL DO JUST FINE . MY E MAIL IS JOMIFRANCE@AOL.COM I KNOW PRAYERS WORK WONDERS JUST LOOKING AT QUINN THEN AND NOW . I JUST HAVE TO SAY GOD IS GOOD AND HE GIVES US TESTS BUT ONLY AS MUCH AS WE CAN HANDLE . HOPE TO MEET YOU IN DEC . JOMI