Jayson and I purchased our home in 2005. When we bought it, we tried to find as much information as we could. Here's what we found out about our house. It was built in 1901. There have been a few additions to the original 2 room home. In the 1950's, a lady named Dot Webb bought it and she lived here for over 50 years. Her children were so great to tell us everything they knew about it. When Dot passed away in 2002 or 2003, a family friend bought the house and did a lot of renovations. He sold it to a young couple who tore out the yard, but decided to get divorced before they finished the yard. We bought the house from them. When we bought the house, there were no walkways, no lawn, no shrubs--only two large trees. we put in the yard and have felt very comfortable in our home.
Tonight, we were reading through some old emails and found a link to the Utah County web page about our house. The last time we checked it had tax information and boring things. But this time, it had two GEMS. We still cannot believe we found these pictures.
First of all, here is what our house looks like today. Or in September. Today it looks covered in snow. Pretty cute, right?
Okay, and here is what our house looked like just FOUR years ago.
Can you believe that is even our house? Seriously, can you even SEE a house back there? What color is that? Look at all those shrubs and trees! All of our neighbors tell us how different our house looks, but I WOULD NEVER HAVE IMAGINED. They even described this to us, but actually seeing it makes me speechless.
This next picture makes us SO happy. This is the house how we envisioned it all those years ago. It seems so perfect, so quaint, so cute. The neighbors house hadn't even been built yet! The website says our neighbors house was built in 1959, so it appears picture was taken before then.
I wish we could have seen this before we poured our walkways and planned our yard. That walkway from the front to the side is adorable! I think we're going to go to the city and see if we can get a copy of this picture. We love our house and we are extremely pleased to find these little pieces of history!