6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Friday, May 21, 2010

High Five Friday- New House Edition

Last Week I put up the Host Your Own HIGH FIVE Friday Challenge. Did anyone participate? If so please send me the link.

Up for the Challenge:
*Click the name to see the post

I am still having computer issues..BLAH!! So this High Five Friday is not going to have the meat it usually does....So go check out those listed above :) But I do have PICTURES!! We moved into our new home on 5/5 and here is a little tour.. It is tough to capture a full room.

Our home was the base model home for a local Quadrant community. Base model= no upgrades. We are the first owners and will be transforming this shell as we go. It is a blank slate just waiting for some fun touches. Thankfully Muscle Man knows his stuff so we wont have to pay for the help!!

View from the back steps.
Kitchen Hutch and my Fiestaware collection. Tall Grandma and Tall Sister also collect Fiestaware.
The Kitchen will receive a makeover in the years to come. New stove, paint and hardware to the cabinets, an island, etc. For now it is new and clean so no complaints... Oh and have I mentioned I have a view of Mount Rainier from my kitchen window?? I think I have!!
Dining Room, we finally have room to have the full table and all 8 chairs. This will be a great space for Holidays and birthday parties. Someday there will be hardwoods. Grandma T's buffet to the right and Grandma E's slate table to the left. And Tally our Turtle.
I should have taken a photo when this was clean.. Oh well. Loft which is a playroom and Muscle Man's home gym. This will also be where my medals will be displayed :)
Since the house was a model home there were fun paintings on the wall. This was frogs so I kept with the theme... Too cute!!
Our Master Bedroom, need more pictures. The pukey Pink will be gone once we find a color and energy to paint.
My closet is HUGE!! This photo does not do it justice. This photo was taken before I was unpacked.
Family room, took this last night so it is a little dark. Very cozy space!!
  • High Five Racing & Events:
Wendy- (First) 10K Ripley's Rock N Run
Hmmmm.. Anyone else??
  • High Five Giveaways:
*Please tell them Tall Mom Sent you!!
***Thanks to Suzy at Running on my Time HERE for the list that I copied :)
  • High Five Congrats:
Jill- New Mileage PR
Zoe- With Goober in Tummy she beat the bridge!!
Carly- Sprint Tri Win!!
****Off I go... But Guess What?? I have some GIVEAWAYS coming!! YIPPERS.
  • What do you deserve a High Five for today?



Genesis said...

great looking house! and that kitchen is really big. houses look a whole lot nicer and bigger on the west side...maybe its time i made it over there ;)

Marlene said...

I love your home! So cute with the froggy bathroom, and love that you will have a room for your MEDALS!

Check out my very own HIGH FIVE FRIDAY today. :)

Carly said...

I love the frog theme in the bathroom. Super cute!
And thanks for linking me in!


The house looks great! G and I were just talking yesterday about how we would kill for your view! Have a super weekend!

MCM Mama said...

Awesome house! Love the view!

wendy said...

Your view is awesome! Thanks for the High Five : )

Denise said...

wow, that view would have sold me the house.

Tri Mommy said...

Gorgeous view! Enjoy your new house!

EricaH said...

i agree great view must be nice waking up every morning to such beautiful mountains. Love the pics.

Suzy said...

Congrats on being moved in!! ADP and I have a 5K on Sunday that we are looking forward to. ADP will push the kids in the jogger, so technically they'll be in the race too. :D

Kerrie said...

Your house looks great! I love your Fiestaware collection. My mom used to collect it, too. :)

X-Country2 said...

I made High 5 Friday! WEEEEE!! :o)

That house (and view) are beautiful. Hopefully it's the setting for a million wonderful memories to come.

Teamarcia said...

Wishing you years of health and happiness in the new Casa Del Tall Mom!
Thanks for the giveaway shouts!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful home!! Its great the way it is and yet so full of possibilities!
Happy for you!

Bethany + Ryan said...

wow, house looks GREAT! i love all the bright colored stuff! i have all bright/different colored stuff in my kitchen, it's fun. looks great and HUGE! wow!

LMC said...

Your new home is pretty roomy and that view is awesome! Hope you enjoy it and are always happy in it. Have a great weekend!

Christina said...

Love the bright, airy and big kitchen you have there! :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

It looks like you are getting settled in. How great to have a clean slate to add your own style to.

Enjoy your weekend.

Unknown said...

Love your view. And the frogs are too cute! Glad you are getting settled!

RunToTheFinish said...

yeahhh for decorating new houses!!!

i loved marlene's high five friday, the whole concept is so fun

J said...

Your new home looks great!! Looks like you have moved in quite well! Once you get used to it and are totally settled I am sure you will have the energy for all the upgrades!

Running Diva Mom said...

Enjoy your new beautiful home ... you look like you're getting settled. How the heck do you fit it all in, girl?!

BTW, I'll be running Madison Marathon next Sunday and I hope to do as awesome in my 2nd 26.2 as you did!!! Thanks for the motivation!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

OH MAN!!! I forgot!!!!!!! Wish I would have remembered. Sorry, Mel!!

LOVE YOUR HOUSE!!! It looks so cozy and aweosme!!! So glad you are getting settled!!

Andrea @ With a Side of Magic said...

What a beautiful view!

Zoƫ said...

Love the house pics! Gorgeous view! (Thanks for the shout-out!)