My Southern Utah Dream Home… For a BIG REASON!
What is a dream home? Is it a house you would LOVE to have all yours? Maybe a mansion on the beach, or just a house you always drive past and imagine your life inside it. Well, that's how I feel about MY DREAM HOME! Except... I actually dream about this house ALL THE TIME! This was the house I grew up in from a baby until I was 14. Whenever I'm on THAT side of town, I ALWAYS drive by to visit.
I learned to walk in this house, I learned to talk in this house. I made my first friends at this house. My grandma passed away in this house, and my parents got divorced while I lived in this house. Every thing that helped build me into the man I am today, happened inside this house. I often fantasize about someday buying the house and living in it again. Maybe that's a bad idea.
Here it is from the outside. My dad put those black awnings over the windows in probably... 1998. They're still there today and in pretty good shape.
When I was in 1st grade, my dad put this pool in. It's actually a full fiberglass pool. It came from an old apartment complex, and they lifted on to a truck, and dropped it into the hole in our back yard. It was awesome. Fiberglass pools are INCREDIBLY slippery though!
Speaking of back yard... Here I am with my two friends, Andi and Alisha, before we put the pool in. Yes... I'm in my sisters swimsuit. Hey! Just be glad I'm actually wearing a swimsuit. Clothes were NOT my thing!
Here's our kitchen! Looking at it now, it feels a lot smaller. I remember thinking there were HUNDREDS of cupboard in here. There's still a lot... But not THAT much.
Here's our living room! Again, it felt massive as a kid. The current owners ripped out the wood burning stove/fireplace in the middle of that brick thing. I loved that fireplace. Bring it back!
Here's my parents' master bathroom! My dad put that shower in. It had dual shower heads on both ends of the shower, I thought It was the coolest thing ever! 18 years later, and the finish on the cabinets is STILL the same color!
My parents' bedroom. I slept with my parents in this room until I was WAY TOO OLD! Not going to say how old I was, but it was mom, dad, and me... EVERY NIGHT!
Here's our backyard, once again, my dad put this awning in around 1995. We had endless BBQs under this bad boy!
This is the side of the house, going into the back yard. See the brick corner to the left of this photo? When I was 6, a GORGEOUS neighbor girl named Hannah put me in that corner and gave me a GIANT French kiss. I've never been the same since!
Here's my bedroom! Like I mentioned earlier... I never slept in here. I slept with my parents. But this is where I kept my toys and my clothes!
This was my sister, Tara's bedroom. See the area in between the two closets? She had a glass gumball machine right there, and she got it for Christmas... that Christmas I got a lasso! That's right! I lasso'd that gumball machine down from the hallway and shattered it. I got in trouble, but I was incredibly proud!
This was the view from our front porch. I saw this view every day of my life as a kid. It reminds me a lot of what Halloween would look like from my eyes in the 90's.
This was like a dining room area. This wall to the left was floor to wall mirrors that my mom had put in! It feels so weird to not see the mirror. Apparently, my mom liked that funhouse look!
These three photos took place in this dining room. I wish we would've taken WAY more photos. I don't want to make the mistake with my son. Take all the photos you want!
This concrete got poured and suddenly, I had a MASSIVE basketball court. I used to play everyday with my best friend, Ethan. Ethan passed away 3 years ago. Every time I pass by, I look at this concrete and think of Ethan.
That was a walk down MY memory lane. I hope you enjoyed every last bit of seeing where I grew up.