Wednesday, October 14, 2015

6th Year in Pictures

It was a busy, surprising, life changing year….here goes:


Closing out September with a day in St. PeteP9203159 (1)


Pumpkin Patch funIMG_3477


Thanksgiving with friends in St. PeteIMG_3529


Christmas on MarcoIMG_3746


Charlie and I went to Michigan for a family wedding-she was flower girl!hr-0861-830-799--0861830799009


First Daddy Daughter Dance for Valentines Day! I also found out I was expecting!hr-0885-986-401--0885986401009


My folks visited so we had a date night away in St. Pete!hr-0885-771-634--0885771634009


A rare trip to the beach and even rarer picture of the two of us!9d41f0c4-6317-4729-ac40-0c5b20f137ab


It’s a Boy!!!!5181fe4a-b0ff-41fa-908c-87a4b0e610bb


The lightning made it to the Stanley Cup Finals-Adam worked a LOT!c502ce8f-f152-464b-8d0f-86594f6fce49


We listed the condo for sale!Condo 3


I got put on bed rest…and we ate our second home grown pineapple!48b3d21e-8540-4b61-b3c2-9a11eae38191


We SOLD the condo and Bought a HOUSE!!IMG_0899
What a year! I’m sure this next year will be just as fun!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The FunYoungs New Digs!

You read that right…we have FINALLY moved out of the condo I purchased 12 years ago and into a single family house!  We ended up staying in the Temple Terrace area after much thought and consideration. We always wanted to move to St. Pete, but after weighing everything; this was the best place for us.
1. It’s close to our work (15-20 min commute) with Adams late hours we just didn’t want him having to drive 45 min at 3 am.
2. We LOVE our daycare. We struck gold with Ms. Jones. not only is she affordable, but she’s wonderful with Charlie, we trust her and Charlie has learned so much from her.  We couldn’t stand the thought of moving her.
3. Church/Schools We like our church and that there is an elementary school at it. And if school time comes and we can’t afford catholic school there is a public elementary school right next door.
4. House prices. While we didn’t get the big house on the big lot we hoped (it sold 1 month before we sold) the houses here are considerably less $ and larger than those in St. Pete.
So that’s basically why we decided to stay put after years of saying we’re moving across the bridge. Now the house… I know you’re all dying to see the house! We have BIG plans for the future and little plans sooner and now some unexpected repairs sooner than later-but don’t get me started on that!
Our new little home was listed as a 3/2 1560 SF Florida Ranch. Here is the current layout of the house.  (click photo to enlarge)
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There are some funky features, but the previous owners, who had owned it sine 1968, one was in a wheel chair so it was adapted for that.
This is the south side of the house. I would like to update the color at some point.ISd4s4e6f4f9sn0000000000
This is the North Side/back yard. We have some plans to spruce it up.IS5ypsvzaw6csn0000000000
The back yard…more plans…but there is an orange tree packed with oranges! Luckily I have a brother who is in landscaping!ISxrngdt6oyesn0000000000
Now for the inside tour. These were taken on our Walk through day before we moved in.
The Garage:IMG_0847
The laundry/storage to the right of the garage. (with my new w/d!)IMG_0938
Coming in from the garage to “the “cage”IMG_0848
The entrance to “the cage”IMG_0849
The entrance to the house from the cage.IMG_0851
The storage room.IMG_0852
Entering the house from the cage. we’re using this room as the dining room.

IMG_0853Looking into the house from the dining room towards the front door. Anyone want that light??IMG_0854
The KitchenIMG_0855The living room:IMG_0856The hall to the bedrooms:IMG_0857
Hall bath-that used to be a window. IMG_0858Bedroom 1, we’re using it for guests:IMG_0861IMG_0862IMG_0863Charlie’s room:IMG_0864IMG_0865
This is where we’re sleeping:IMG_0867
Which leads into another room:IMG_0868
Where a lot of boxes are being stored!IMG_0869IMG_0870
The “master bath”IMG_0871IMG_0872
We’re happy to be settling into our new home and put our stamp on it. Thanks again to all that helped us in this process! Kelly and Kym our realtors; Jane, John and Dawn our mortgage brokers; the title companies that came to our house for BOTH closings and of course those who helped with the big move! Barb, Monica, Jimmy, Aunt Pat, Aunt Annette and Uncle Doug! We couldn’t have done it without you!IMG_0911[1]
Stop by for a visit next time you’re in Temple Terrace!

Monday, July 27, 2015

13 Years later and it’s finally for sale!

13 years ago (almost to the week) I bought my first home. A condo close to USF. My dad said it would be a good investment. I felt like such a grown up. But now, 13 years later, I have a family with one more on the way and NEED to sell it so that we can get into a bigger space.

So if you know anyone looking to relax in sunny Florida PLEASE pass on this listing to them. It’s close to the city and all that it offers, but located on the river at the end of a road so it’s quiet. So quiet that some nights I hear the frogs!

And here are some extra pictures that I took to wet your appetite.


It’s a 2/2 2nd floor unit with 1271 SF. Walk in closets, lots of attic and storage space and a screened in patio.

It’s been a great place to live, but it’s time to move on.