For our weekly meme "So We Don't Forget", our host Lynnette has asked us to write about our first home after we were married. You can link to Lynnette's blog Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground and join in or read other blog posts on this topic.
Greg and I will be married 25 years on November 3rd of this year. When we dated and got married, we each owned our own place. After all, I was 31 and he was 35 at the time. I ended up renting out my place and moved into his two bedroom patio home. This is the front entrance. We had to have the iron bars put on the windows because we were burglarized once when we were both at work. It wasn't the best neighborhood in Phoenix.
Greg's taste in decorating was much more contemporary than mine. I had more of a country French look. But we hadn't planned on living here too long so I tried to add some feminine touches. Little did I know that it would end up being 14 years! LOL.
Since the place was fairly small at 1400 square feet, we used lots of mirrors to give the appearance of being larger. Here is the dining room, which we hardly ever used. Some things never change as we never use our dining room in our home now.
And this was our kitchen. I well remember a hummingbird who built her nest right outside my kitchen window. We didn't want to come in the front door because we didn't want to disturb her little babies. But we got a ringside spot watching her as she fed them.
And finally, this was our office that we both shared. We were even able to fit our treadmill in this small room because we both used it on a regular basis. That is when we weren't outside riding bikes or running the canals in Phoenix. Hmm ...come to think of it, we used to take 25 mile bike rides during the weekend. Haven't done that since we moved!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of Greg and my first home. We had many good memories but have even better ones now.