March 14, 2013

Some Big News...

We are moving!!!

About two weeks ago, our house went up for sale. It is something we have been thinking about for about a year now, and after a lot of prayer, the time seemed right. We put our house on the market at the beginning of the month, and within the first 4 days, we had 3 separate showings! After 9 days on the market, we had a contract!! We are so thankful it sold so quickly (having to keep your house spotless for showings with two toddlers isn't easy!) But honestly, it wasn't that bad at all. We quickly started scrambling for a new house...

The weekend before our house sold, we actually almost put an offer on a house. It turned out though, that, even though we LOVED the house, it just wasn't the right location for several reasons. We let it go, and kept looking. We saw a few more homes, and didn't feel like anything was the one.

Then, our realtor sent us a house in a neighborhood we hadn't even thought of. It's actually only about 10 minutes down the road from where we are now, and as soon as we stepped inside, we had a good feeling about it. By the time we got to the kitchen, I said "I think this is it." I just had a feeling. The next day, we put in our offer. 24 agonizing hours later, they countered, we accepted and signed the papers. (This all happened on Monday.) Even though we had to wait for a long time to find out if we had gotten the house, I feel like it was all in God's plan. The whole day, I kept getting more sure that we wanted the house, and how perfect it would be for us. It made the moment we found out we got it even more exciting!

I can't tell you how much we love this house, and even though  it's 100% move-in ready, I can really see the potential and the huge impact a few minor updates will have. Some new lighting, paint, and furniture, and eventually a covered patio in the backyard will just make it our dream home. We cannot wait to move in!!! We close April 18th (the day after I turn 27), so we need to start packing ASAP! Moving with 2 toddlers will be an experience I think. ;) Here's a few pictures of our new house. (These are just a few of the main shots, I got them from the realtor site) Of course, I'll post more when we move in! I am already picturing how beautiful it will be with Christmas lights!!!










 
 
 
 It has everything that was on our wish-list and more. First of all, it's only about a 10 minute longer commute for Chad. It's closer to our parents (they love that ;) and it's still close to our church and all our friends we've made.

It's almost 3400 SQ (!!!) with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a half bath, an office, dining room, large island in the kitchen, a game room, and a large backyard. Our new neighborhood is so pretty. It has large trees, 2 lakes with ducks waddling all around (within walking distance from our house) One lake is right across the street, and the lots across from us are empty for now, so we have a perfect view!! Another big bonus, our house sits on a double cul-de-sac!  We even met some neighbors who were really sweet, the wife is a stay at home mom, and one of their children is close to Graham's age. They said they have been praying for good neighbors to move in. :)  We really feel like this is where God wants us to be, and we can't wait to move in and start a new chapter in our lives!

A special thanks to my amazing husband, Chad for providing for us, always. I can't believe at 27 we will be able to afford a house this amazing, and it's all thanks to my smart, hard-working and talented husband!!! We love you, babe!!!



7 comments:

The Bryan Family said...

Congrats! It is beautiful!!!

The Bryan Family said...

Congrats! It is beautiful!!!

Jonathan, Amy, Addison, Bennett, and Garrett said...

The house is gorgeous Brenden. I am so happy for you and your family.

Christina said...

Whoa! That house is huge and so beautiful! Congratulations you guys! We are so excited for you! I love everything about it! :-)

Lindsay said...

I've already said it, but I'll say it again - OBSESSED! :)

Jalei & Lane said...

That is so exciting! Your house looks nice & roomy!

The Sweatman Family said...

Looks amazing!