2003 ~ We purchased a cute, tiny townhouse in the town of Christiansburg and it was just perfect for the two of us! I loved that it was next to a cow pasture. It's tiny size was just perfect for us until... we had a baby boy, and then another!
2005 ~ Though it was the height of the real state market, we moved out of our tiny newlywed townhouse and bought our house on Chinquapn Trail at a decent price because it needed lots of updating, there wasn't even a bathroom downstairs! We decided to overlook the fact that it didn't have air conditioning and interstate 81 practically roared through our backyard because it was so spacious inside and perfect for us at the time. We needed more space indoors as I had to be inside the majority of the day caring for our 2 baby boys ages 15 months and newborn. We loved it! We set to work remodeling it the way we wanted it and even though there was always more work that could be done, we made it look appealing and enjoyed living in it! I was so thrilled that I could have people over! We painted the nasty green shutters a deep red and then painted the yucky green garage doors white before setting to work on the interior. We did tons of painting and tearing out to open up the floor plan and put in a bathroom on the main level.
|Despite all of it's problems indoors, this house had|
awesome curb appeal!
|This is the only pic I have of the apartment taken 5 years|
later on a return trip to Williamsburg. It was tiny and had only
3 rooms total! A little tight for a family of 5!
|This was in our front yard in Bluefield.|
2009 ~ Life goes on, and I give birth to our 4th child, Mercy. Her birth was so special because we deeply desired a big family and I had 2 disappointing miscarriages leading up to her pregnancy.
|Staking out the Rich home, So exciting!|
|The Rich brothers will finally live on land!|
For God has done great things for us and we are filled with Joy! ~ Psalm 126:3