We have moved to Provo and are mostly settled into our new home here. It's a cute 1904 Dutch colonial close to downtown. We can walk to BYU campus or the Provo Towne Centre mall in less than half an hour. We have a lot of work to do fixing the exterior and landscaping, but we're excited about it.
Here is the archway between the entry hall and the living room. I love the way my chairs from Texas match the wood of the arch.
The living room, as seen from the dining room. We've since hung the Dali pictures. I liked them down with the Zapotec rugs, but Isaac couldn't leave them alone.
The bookshelf fits in the dining room area. The dictionary is close for mealtime discussion reference.
Claire in the backyard, drawing the house. As you can see, we have a lot to do, but we're happy that we have so much space to work with. And the hot dry Utah air is better than the little electric clothes dryer.
You can see Claire and Isaac in the back room breakfast/artwork area. We can put up a gate so Isaac doesn't disturb messy art projects or board games. I like the cool old sink, but we need to strip and refinish it.
The opposite side of the room is my weaving area. Since this picture, I've also unpacked my yarn and other weaving/knitting supplies.
Then we have the kid's playroom upstairs. There is a desk in the corner across from the futon, so when Clint moves out at the end of August, we'll put his big computer on that for family movie watching.
And then there's the kids' bedroom. I love the spindle beds from Texas. Isaac's little metal Ikea bed extends to a twin. We are thrilled that he sleeps on it by himself all night.
So there's the brief and incomplete tour of our new home! Now that we're in, and Clint's visit is ending, we can start posting about our new life here in Utah valley.
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