Photography Blog and New house!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


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New house kitchen



Upstairs Hallway

Upstairs Hall

We got the house!  Well, we don't close for a few weeks and we need to do inspections etc...But the above photos are of what ought to be the new Peanut home. This is a brand new house.  The reason it is furnished in these images is that it was "staged" for a photo shoot and showcase. Dave and I are not feeling too excited yet.  I think we have had such a challenging time finding something that we are wary.  The real estate market here is the only one in the US that is actually thriving and booming.  Prices are super high and the market is very competitive in the areas we want to live in. We were not prepared for that.  It took us a long time to realize how little we would actually get here for our money (in town).  We are all excited to settle in here and make this house our home.  Thanks for all your your good wishes and prayers.


Since we moved, I have not really been taking any photos.  I really love photography and I want to improve.  I plan to take some classes and to concentrate more on technique and editing.  So, I have started a photography blog.  I am such a novice. I know that. Most people who have photography blogs are actually photographers who display their techniques and talent. That is obviously
not my purpose.  I want to track my progress and I would love kind and helpful hints.  I hope to look back and see the improvements that I make over time.  I also think it will force me to take chances in my photography and to take more photos.  So take a peek here.  I am having a header made soon.  I cannot use my blog making software on my Mac (lumapix).  I need to learn how to make them in Photoshop now.




60 comments:

  1. Hooray, I had just sent you an e mail asking about the house. I hope that this will finally be your new beginning~

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  2. Your new house is so beautiful- just like your family. What a special house to begin your family life in your new city. I know it is scary to be buying right now, but I believe God will protect you and bless you! Have fun planning all those amazing rooms you will be decorating... I know your wheels are spinning :)!!! Bless you this day!
    Sharon

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  3. So happy that you have found a home!! It will be such a relief for you to be able to unpack and have a place to call home again!! Were you able to sell your last house before moving? I absolutely am in love with the pictures of your new house. Beautiful!!! Enjoy making new memories!!

    Dawn

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  4. oh Kim HOORAY I am so happy... this house looks so you... I know you will make it a home in no time and that it will feel like home too.
    I look forward to following your photography blog. You have more talent than you realize, I love your work. I still have no clue what I am doing sometimes... just clicking!;) I need to learn more about manual mode lighting etc. I would love to learn how to edit more like Deb does -love what she does in lightroom- but I need more time in the day!;)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Looks like a beautiful house! Sending good thoughts and prayers that you get it and get totally settled soon, very soon. Can't wait to check out your photog blog. Have a great weekend.

    Janet

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  6. Love the new house!! Praying you are in it quickly and settled!!

    I learned how to use photoshop using the shabbyprincess.com tutorials. They were great! Let me know if you have any questions. I'd love to help if I can!

    Blessings,
    Jenn

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  7. The new house looks great! is the new one (of the new vs older home) that you were trying to decide between. I think it looks great, I was pro older house which is funny since I live in a new house made to look older. Duh.

    I am hoping to take some classes on photography too. I would like it to be an actual class instead of on line so I will be forced to pay better attention. I belong to the clickin moms group but haven't gotten much out of it yet.

    Congratulations on the house!

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  8. Yay on the new house. LOVE it.

    Yay on your new hobby and blog. LOVE it.

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend girlfriend!

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  9. Congratulations! As the Ankerichs said, your new house is very beautiful just like your family. Wishing you joy, love, and peace as you start your new journey and always. Blessings, Wendy

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  10. congrats on finding your home. You must feel a sense of relief. It looks like a beautiful home! And just wait until you can fill it full of all of your beautiful things. It will be your Home Sweet Home.

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  11. Wishing you all the best in making your new house a home!!

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  12. Congratulations!! Your new home looks so beautiful. The huge plus (obviously)of a new house is that you won't have to do any work, or worry about anything going wrong for a long time. With the craziness you've endured, that will be such a welcome relief. Best of luck with the packing and settling in. You'll have a wonderful holiday season in your new digs!

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  13. YEAH...your family has a home! I am so happy and hope that settlement goes smoothly. You have endured your share of rough days.

    I am looking forward to your photography blog. I love taking photos but feel like I haven't put much effort in to getting better or taking the beautiful shots you take. You will continue to inspire me with photography, and in so many ways!

    Have a great day!

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  14. Congratulations!!! So glad that it worked out and you found a house that you are happy with.

    Hopefully things will settle down and you will feel at home again very soon!!

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  15. Congratulations on your new home and blog!! They are both beautiful!

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  16. The house is gorgeous ... I'm sure it will be even more gorgeous when you add your amazing touch.

    I'm so excited about your photography blog ... I'm off to have a look!

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  17. Congrats on the new HOME!!
    it is beautiful. Looking forward to some "after" photos once you are all moved in.

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  18. Congratulations on the house! It looks beautiful. I know being in a house will be so nice for you.

    I will give you a call next week - I would love to catch up.

    Rachel

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  19. Yeah! Congrats on the beautiful home!

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  20. So happy for you and your family!! The house is gorgeous, and I really think you'll appreciate the extra space and get more excited about the house in general once you get settled in and make it your home. You all deserve for life to get back to normal soon, and this is a huge step!! Also, good luck with the photography blog. Sounds fun!

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  21. Kim,

    Congratulations on your beautiful home! In my opinion there is nothing better than a brand new house with lots of closets and storage!! Especially for a family of 5. Finally ya'll have a place to make a home after everything you have been through!! Congrats again!

    Emily

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  22. Congratulations on being home owners again. The house looks beautiful! A little more patience and you will get to decorate and make the house yours! How fun!
    Anne

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  23. Kim, congratulations on your new home! I'm sure you're all looking forward to finally being settled!
    Yea for the new photography blog too, I'm sure that will bring you much enjoyment and also help improve your already beautiful pictures!!
    Have a great weekend!

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  24. Isn't this the hallway I loved in another post??? It is beautiful and you will make it absolutely perfect for your family!

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  25. Wonderful News!! Welcome to TX 3peanuts!The house is gorgeous!!

    I know oh-so-well adjusting after the aftermath of a hurricane! We lost our WHOLE HOME in Rita the devastation is enormous and the emotions you encounter are indescribable. I viewed pictures of Galveston/Houston and I had to log off it brought back to many memories. My heart goes out to the many people who are faced w/the enormity of it all! I live about hour and half from Houston and we were hit rather hard in our community as well, one neighboring community of Bridge City has only about 50 or so homes that "survived" it had over 3500 homes!!!

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  26. Woooohooooo! How happy! It is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am excited about your blog. Yes, you are not a professional yet.... but! You have the eye and talent... and that my friend sometimes just can not be learned... I am so excited to see more of your photos.
    Love,
    Daleea

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  27. so glad to hear your seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. It looks awesome!

    Lea
    xo

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  28. Congratulations on your new home, it's lovely and long overdue! Just think, by Thanksgiving you will be in and settling...something truly to be thankful for! Hooray for all of you!

    Sheila

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  29. Yeah! Congratulations on your contract! Love the new house and how much more special it will be once it is *home*. Cheers to getting settled in soon.
    Trena

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  30. YEAH!!!!
    I am soooo happy for you all..
    Can't wait till you are closed and all of your things in your wonderful new house..
    Hugs..
    you deserve it..
    Love the photography blog..

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  31. Congratulations on the new home! I'm so happy for you and know you all are ready to get settled.

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  32. I am so happy for you....the house is incredibly beautiful....this is the original house that you made an offer on....isn't it? I bet you cannot wait after the last couple of weeks...you will finally have a house to make into your home!

    Kim..looks like everything is coming together for you in the new city.....sometimes it just takes a little patience and prayer!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Lisa

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  33. Hello Love,

    What a beautiful home! I will keep you all in my prayers that everything would just flow for you all
    with the inspection and closing and so on. I am so excited for you! New beginnings! I know you will be able to make it your "home" soon. Pray that you all are recovering from "Ike" and that things will return to normal soon.
    Big Hug,

    Sebi

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  34. Yay!!!! Congratulations, the house is beautiful and it's YOURS!

    Gin =)

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  35. That house looks beautiful - congrats!

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  36. Congratulations! I am so thrilled for you that you decided on a home!
    I also can't wait to get over to the photo blog. Thank you for sharing it with us!!!!

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  37. What a beautiful place to call home! I know you can not wait to get settled. Let me ask you, what kind of camera do you use? I am looking for a new camera, and I too want to really learn how to take Good pictures. Having 4 girls, I think I need to learn quick! I saw the pictures from your beach trip on your friends blog, wow, she is great! The kids are adorable!

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  38. Yippee so happy you got the house! It looks beautiful:)

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  39. CONGRATS!!! I am so happy you all can finally settle down! I love the new look of your blog, how perfect to get a new look for this new 'phase' of life!

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  40. Congrats on the new house, it is just beautiful! Hope you can get settled as soon as possible. I'm excited about your photo blog. :) Have a great weekend.
    Staci

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  41. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You got the house!!!!!!!

    Debbie

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  42. The house is just beautiful! I love the dark hardwood floors. I find them so warm and homey.

    J

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  43. I am so glad you have found your home.....I pray that it will bring you wonderful family memories! ;)

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I LOVE that house!

    Where in the world are you finding time to re-design your blog, and start a new one! Amazing!!!!

    I look forward to seeing you settled in your new home!

    Did you get the catalog??

    Love,
    Diana

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  45. Yippie!! A place to land! I bet you are so anxious to get settled. It has been quite the month for your family. Can't wait to see your first memories in your new home! Soon you will be able to "breathe"!

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  46. Wonderful! A beautiful home just in time for the fall and holiday season. The kitchen is fabulous!
    Terri

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  47. I'm so happy that you will now have a home to call your own. The house looks beautiful, and after you put your special touches to it, it will be yours. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the peanuts living there.

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  48. LOVE it ALL!!! So Happy for you!!!

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  49. I am so happy you finally got your house. I love the new one and while the old one was really cool, the new one has the space you need so I am so happy you got it.

    I too so badly want to get more into photography. I love my camera but want to get another lense that is an 18 to 200 to 250. I need an all in one becuase I am not one to change my lense much. Do you have an all in one. I know your camera came with a 18 to 135-- i think but not sure. Anyway, glad all is getting back to normal and I hope you get in your house soon!!!

    Christy :)

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  50. Happy home!

    So glad you have a place to call your own (and grateful it looks as if it was spared during the hurricane).

    Meg

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  51. Yea~I am so happy you all got the house. I know it has been a long, arduous road but I just have a feeling things will really start to look up for all of you now.

    I hope amidst all that is undone right now that you'll be able to find solace and joy as you pursue your love of photography. I know you'll do a magnificent job.

    You continue to be on my mind and in my heart.

    Love,
    Lisa

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  52. Congratulations to the 3 Peanuts and their new home! It is gorgeous Kim! I can't wait to follow your photography blog too! You have such a great eye! Hopr you all have a great week!

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  53. YEAH!!!! The house is beautiful!!!!!I am so happy for you. Things will fall in to place...you'll see it will all work out {{{{hug}}}}

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  54. What a beautiful house! I'm sure you will make a it a "home" in no time. So glad things are working out.
    Natasha

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  55. Yay! I can't wait to follow the photography blog. We'll trudge through it together!

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  56. Beautiful house!! I love your new photography blog; I will be stopping by. I just started one a couple of weeks ago, too; I am just venturing into photography so I have a lot to learn!

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  57. Beautiful!
    Enjoy the excitement of the move into a new home with your special family, thanks for sharing.

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  58. Beautiful!
    Enjoy the excitement of the move into a new home with your special family, thanks for sharing.

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  59. Your new house is absolutely beautiful. What a great home to raise a family.

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