Friday, February 12, 2010



This morning I was woken up to something that could easily put someone in a grumpy mood but I chose not to be. Children right outside my window SQUEALING and screaming, running up and down our driveway. Which leads me to this:

A few things the previous owners of our house failed to mention upon selling us the house:

1. Our corner lot also serves as a bus stop for the public school system. Meaning, kids running up and down our drive-way, sitting on our porch (yes, that happened last year) and when I mentioned something to the kids we got a lovely "suck it" written in the dusty snow on our porch the next day.
2. It comes with a cat that becomes obsessed with you and rubs up on you anytime you go out to your car, whether you are wearing black dress pants to church or not.

3. It is located down the road from a McDonald's and for some reason, people are finished with their food by the time they get to the stop sign outside our house. So what do we get? Their McFlurry cups and McDonald's bags and straw wrappers tossed into our side yard. Thanks, skanky civilians!

4. There is no insulation in the attic, so all of our heat just goes right out the top of the house, causing a gas bill comparable to Donald Trump's I'm sure. (Kevin and his dad are putting insulation up there this week! hallelujah!)

But what they didn't even have to tell us, because we just KNEW this was the house for us, is that

1. The rocking chairs and the front porch is the most beautiful place to be in the spring and summer. With our big green ferns, and our house facing east, we always have the warm, beautiful sun on our skin while we slowly rock and rock and rock and...

2. It's right in downtown, so we are part of a fun community of others that live near us and get together as a town. We walk down to the square for parades and celebrations, and we love that.

3. The screened in porch is the perfect summer hang out, and the big back yard was created specifically for Clarence and Albert, our puppies.

4. This house is everything we ever dreamed of for our first home. The moment we walked into and around in it, we KNEW. And it's been one of the best decisions of our lives to get it. Wouldn't change it for the world.

Now if I could just get those kids to stand still and be quiet and wait for the bus....




5 comments:

Larsen Family said...

Maybe you can get one of those LOVELY children to take the cat home. That will at least eliminate one of your issues! :) BTW, it looks like a precious house.

jessica kiehn said...

great idea, Christina! Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you like your 1st house that you've bought. We also like the 1st house we bought: but we didn't know the HUGE tree in the front yard would create so many leaves that it takes MORE than 30 huge black trash bags to pick up the leaves...uhh such a pain! -Rashelle
ohh and Ruby's room looks awesome!

Inside the Christi Identity. said...

i love this! and i'm so glad it was only a "suck it" in snow! :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe the good Lord put those kids near you for a reason....to witness, love and be a kind neighbor to them. God wastes nothing and ususally prepares us for what is ahead. Hope your heart is staying close to His!

Friday, February 12, 2010



This morning I was woken up to something that could easily put someone in a grumpy mood but I chose not to be. Children right outside my window SQUEALING and screaming, running up and down our driveway. Which leads me to this:

A few things the previous owners of our house failed to mention upon selling us the house:

1. Our corner lot also serves as a bus stop for the public school system. Meaning, kids running up and down our drive-way, sitting on our porch (yes, that happened last year) and when I mentioned something to the kids we got a lovely "suck it" written in the dusty snow on our porch the next day.
2. It comes with a cat that becomes obsessed with you and rubs up on you anytime you go out to your car, whether you are wearing black dress pants to church or not.

3. It is located down the road from a McDonald's and for some reason, people are finished with their food by the time they get to the stop sign outside our house. So what do we get? Their McFlurry cups and McDonald's bags and straw wrappers tossed into our side yard. Thanks, skanky civilians!

4. There is no insulation in the attic, so all of our heat just goes right out the top of the house, causing a gas bill comparable to Donald Trump's I'm sure. (Kevin and his dad are putting insulation up there this week! hallelujah!)

But what they didn't even have to tell us, because we just KNEW this was the house for us, is that

1. The rocking chairs and the front porch is the most beautiful place to be in the spring and summer. With our big green ferns, and our house facing east, we always have the warm, beautiful sun on our skin while we slowly rock and rock and rock and...

2. It's right in downtown, so we are part of a fun community of others that live near us and get together as a town. We walk down to the square for parades and celebrations, and we love that.

3. The screened in porch is the perfect summer hang out, and the big back yard was created specifically for Clarence and Albert, our puppies.

4. This house is everything we ever dreamed of for our first home. The moment we walked into and around in it, we KNEW. And it's been one of the best decisions of our lives to get it. Wouldn't change it for the world.

Now if I could just get those kids to stand still and be quiet and wait for the bus....




5 comments:

Larsen Family said...

Maybe you can get one of those LOVELY children to take the cat home. That will at least eliminate one of your issues! :) BTW, it looks like a precious house.

jessica kiehn said...

great idea, Christina! Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you like your 1st house that you've bought. We also like the 1st house we bought: but we didn't know the HUGE tree in the front yard would create so many leaves that it takes MORE than 30 huge black trash bags to pick up the leaves...uhh such a pain! -Rashelle
ohh and Ruby's room looks awesome!

Inside the Christi Identity. said...

i love this! and i'm so glad it was only a "suck it" in snow! :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe the good Lord put those kids near you for a reason....to witness, love and be a kind neighbor to them. God wastes nothing and ususally prepares us for what is ahead. Hope your heart is staying close to His!