Saturday, November 11, 2006

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt Theme: Growth

The top picture is the way our house looked when we first bought it 13 yrs ago. It was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom split foyer. The cars we had at the time were 2 small sedans.

The bottom picture shows what the house looks like today. We've added a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom addition over the garage plus created a master bedroom in the bottom level so our house now has 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Over the past 13 yrs, we've turned 3/4 of the garage into a classroom, converted our screened in porch into a tv/family room, changed a sunroom off the kitchen into a room that holds our 16 person table and knocked down the wall between our kitchen and dining room to make a large country kitchen. We've also grown from 2 small sedans to a station wagon, mini van and a 15 passenger van.

We moved into this house as a family of 3 so there has been alot of growth over years to become a family of 9. =)

39 comments:

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, you certainly have had growth. The house looks really nice. You certainly have had an abundance of blessings.

srp said...

Wow, what a change in one house. And that "new addition" in the posts below this one is a real blessing too. Adorable.
Thanks for stopping by.

Gattina said...

Oh my ! that's quite a growth !

abe/hap said...

wholey moley!! you sure have had some growth with your family & your house :) thanks for visiting & commenting on our SPSH pics.

MG Braden said...

Holy smokes! I'd sure say that was an awesome photo to show growth :-)

Chateau said...

WOw! That's a LOT of growth!! :D I'm sure it's a big, happy family you get there!

Gabrielle said...

I wonder how it feels having a big family as I am an only child. Mom's sis and bro-in-law stayed with us for 2 years and we couldn't stay it. Hehe. Thanks for stopping by and have a happy week end :)

WonderDawg said...

Welcome to the Photo Hunt! Good to see your photo via the blogroll...

eph2810 said...

Wow - talking about growth - wonderful that you were able to 'expand' your home to make room.

mar said...

That is a lot of growth for one house! it looks very nice and you have done a beautiful job according to your description. Happy saturday!

Pamela said...

That is wonderful! You certainly needed the extra space for your growing family! :)

Mandy said...

Wow, what a change. 7 bedrooms! oh my. Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish over the years :=)

Happy Saturday

Jenny said...

Now that is some major growth! You must have so many special memories that go with your house :)

Barbara H. said...

Wow! Many avenues of growth there between family and home!

Thanks for visiting my place!

~Velda said...

Isn't that cool! I remember many emails going back and forth during that house growth! It's fun to see a photo of it :)

Caylynn said...

Plenty of growth! Lovely house for a big family. :)

Have a good weekend. :)

Pat said...

WOW - that is a lot of growth!!!! :-)

Happy Saturday!

Danella said...

Now thats growth and a very unique take on the hunt.

Mine is up too, have a great weekend.

celebrating life and family said...

That is definetly what i'd call growth. The house looks very nice Have a great weekend

Mummy B said...

talk about growth! from a family of 3 to a family of 9! :) :) beautiful family home, and a gorgeous little one in the post before this one :) :)

Jenny

Martha said...

That's incredible! We have never had more than 3 bedrooms. (I can just imagine our little house in town bursting at the seams.) At one point my DH and I slept on a futon in our den but it was never really converted into a bedroom. We needed the space during the daytime. Instead of more bedrooms we invested in bunk beds. :)

Lisa said...

That's is a lot of growth in different ways. Excellent take on this week's theme.

Tina said...

Goodness! What a big change!!!

Carolyn said...

Wow! Your home is awesome! I really love how you took a small house and converted into a bigger house for your ever growing family! Great Job!

TC said...

Great choice for this weeks theme!

Morning Glory said...

Definitely represents growth. What a lovely home you have!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I wouyld say that is some growth but you needed it!

Teena said...

Wow! What change! It looks great!

Thanks for stopping my mine :)

Karen said...

That's a lot of growth. Did you know when you moved in that it would be that way?

Thanks for stopping by mine.

Leslie said...

Great way to show growth! From a family of 3 to a family of 9 - WOW! That's growth.

on the Rock said...

That's cool!

Julie said...

I must say I love your house. It's so neat to be able to look back and see all the changes, for the better!
What a blessing! :)

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Beckie said...

Now that's what I call GROWTH!!! You are richly blessed! Thanks for visiting.

KaY said...

That's growth at its finest.

thanks for stopping by ...

Expat Traveler said...

oh wow! Talk about growth... So cool to see how much things change over the years.

barman said...

Now that is a whole lot of growth in a fairly short time. Perfect for this weeks theme.

Jaime said...

what a great house! thanks for showing your house...

Diane Kucera said...

Vicki

Your addition sounds so much like the addition my parents made to our home. Your home even looks like my childhood home! When my parents bought the home we were a family of 7, but 5 years and 4 more children later, we were a family of 11. The house now has 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dining, living and family rooms in addition to the kitchen. Also a 2 story deck in the back yard. Oh! the similiarities!!!

Carmen said...

it's good that you made the house your own :)

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