Memorial Day weekend of 2006, Mark and I found out we were expecting Carson Michael Ferry. Adding a third child to our family meant we had outgrown our little 2 bedroom 1 bath house. After much prayer and lots of plans, and even changes to plans, Mark and I decided to build our next home. We knew our needs and a few wants in the next house and building allowed us to meet all those things. Nine years later, we are now taking another leap of faith and have put our house on the market for sale. I thought this was the perfect time to share our home with you before a new family moves in to make it their own. 😊
Mark worked hard on designing the outside of our home. He wanted lots of character on the front of the home as well as angles in the roof line. Our roofer said he accomplished this task!
With three littles at the time and hoping for more (Cutter came 2 years later!), we knew we wanted an extra long wide side entry driveway. This has been perfect for basketball games, scooters, tricycles, sidewalk chalk, and so much more!
Our front yard is very spacious and the boys have begged us for years not to plant trees. It would mess up their baseball/football field. 😉
We love a big living area to watch movies, sit by the fire, and read. We spend lots of time in this room!
See the blue walls in the room to the left? That's my home office!
When we first built our home, I did medical transcription. You can read my story HERE to see how God changed my plans to His and I became a Realtor. I spend many hours in my home office working on real estate documents/contracts, marketing, visiting with clients, and working on emails, etc.
Those are also all my favorite books and authors!
My view most days!
I love how spacious and open the room feels with the french doors but it still allows me to close off my office when needed to take phone calls or just have a little quiet when everyone is home.
There is a smaller living area that Mark has made into his office. Yes, those are movie posters on the wall.
Mark decorated his office while I was out of town. I came home 10 days later to this...yes, that is Elvis too.
and The Kramer. #seinfeldfansunite
Many precious memories have been made in our kitchen. Late night talks with teenagers, early morning breakfasts with toddlers, holidays, fellowships, meals with family and friends, and more game nights played at our kitchen table than I can count!
Also, an enormous amount of coffee over the years! One of my favorite things is sitting at the bar with a cup of coffee next to a friend. Many hopes and dreams shared as well as heartbreak and sorrow. Thankful for coffee dates where we can share and encourage and love a friend.
The three boys' rooms are all down one hallway.
Cutter was named after Greg Maddux (Mark's favorite baseball pitcher) and Cutter is a type of pitch. Can you guess what position Mark played in college? #southpaw
Carson is my most OCD kiddo. He comes by it naturally from his Mom and Dad! All their rooms were extremely clean ready for the photographer to take pictures however Carson's room often looks just like this photo. He is very particular about his things and especially his bed being made properly. Love that kid!
Conner is our oldest son and he spends the most time in his room.
We gave him a desk last year for Christmas and he much prefers to do his homework at his desk over the kitchen table like his brothers. Conner is a HUGE Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan. Not sure Mark gave him much of a choice when he was little. Ha!
Alyssa's room is the only room upstairs. Her room is over the garage and was absolutely perfect while she was in high school. Moms of girls, you know the sound of girl giggles at all hours of the night! She would play her guitar and keyboard and have a room full of friends and we didn't hear a thing! #amen
Her room isn't the same now that she is at college and living in her own apartment. But she still has a few things here so when I miss her too much, I go sit on her bed for a few minutes/hours.
I like cozy but also clean simple lines. Remember I mentioned the OCD earlier? Ha!
I am not a pack rat, however I am sentimental about certain items. If you look closely on the chest right below the large picture of my wedding portrait, you'll see a single pink rose. One of my sweet precious friends lost her Mom this past spring to cancer. I have known their family a long time and her Mom was special to so many of us. That rose was given to me from the flower spray at her graveside service. My friend was so gracious to share God's love with others even on a day when her heart broke the most. I keep that rose as a reminder of her Mom, her friendship, God's love, God's grace, and to remember that each day is truly a gift.
Lamps = cozy
The picture on the right is hard to see but it hangs next to my side of the bed.
A dear sweet friend of mine had Psalm 91 painted on canvas for me when my Dad passed away. She knew it was a favorite verse of mine. She had lost her Mom several months before so she truly understood what I was going through during that time. I still read that verse every day. I will treasure this gift always.
Take the time to read Psalm 91 today. You will be blessed.
Our patio is one of my favorite places in our home. It is perfect to watch the sunrise, to drink my morning coffee, to read, and to spend time with God.
I have watched many tricks on the trampoline from this spot, practiced soccer in the backyard, had snowball fights, kids running through the sprinkler, water balloon fights, nerf gun wars, and listened to laughter. Lots of laughter.
Thank you for allowing me to share our home with you today.
Many blessings from our home to yours!