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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A New House

We have finally found a house! We had kind of surrendered to the fact that we probably would be with my parents for a couple of months until we could pay off the van, and then this house kind of fell into our laps and it just feels right. It isn't exactly our "dream" house, but it is very nice and we are very excited to have 4 bedrooms, living AND family rooms and 2 bathrooms for only slightly more than what we were paying in rent before. (And Kendall would want me to insert that we also have a garage and a yard, both very exciting!) Here is a picture of the exterior of the house.
As you can see we are on a wooded lot. In fact, I'm hoping we can thin the trees out a little in the back because the grass doesn't even grow as well as I'd like since it doesn't get much sunlight, but we are excited about having big trees. It also has a fully fenced backed yard (HOORAY!!). It is only a one car garage, but it is oversized so Kendall won't get to park in there, but he will have his workshop. Here are a few pictures of the inside. We obviously haven't moved in yet since our closing is still 2 weeks away. But we have our home inspection tomorrow afternoon, so things are getting closer! This is the living room.

Here is the kitchen. It obviously come with NO appliances, which means I get to go choose all of my own brand new ones!! I am excited about this part, except for the shopping. I always do way too much research, which the kids are never thrilled about being hauled around for.

Here is a picture taken from the dining room which goes out onto the balcony. It currently doesn't have any stairs going into the back yard, so while I am making dinner I can put the kids out there to play and keep a close eye on them.

The bathroom upstairs has been recently redone and it looks really nice. I'm excited to have a mildew free bathroom. All of our apartment bathrooms have been disgusting!

Here is a picture of the backyard. Kendall is excited to get started on completely redoing it. The first thing will be a sandbox for Avri. It didn't come with one, but since we close the day before her birthday that is what she will be getting for her birthday! (Shh, she doesn't know!)

That was probably way more than you wanted to know about our house, but as you can probably imagine we are beyond excited to have a nice place that is new to us. The last thing that I have to say is that we DO have a GUEST BEDROOM which we would love for our friends and family to use. So plan your trips to Nauvoo or Chicago (each only a couple of hours away) and get free room and board with us. We'd love to see any of you!!

11 comments:

Stacy & Michael B said...

yay, yay, yay!!!!! I am sooooo excited for you and it is a DARLING house! Good luck with everything and Yay again for your new house!

Harrisons said...

Not way more than I wanted to know! It's so dang cute! And I have to say that I am jealous that you get to move in with a yard that is finished! (Even if you do decide to change some of it around at least your kids can go out there now without looking like Pigpen when they return.) Congratulations! And Bryson just yelled "Wow, It's Avery's new house!

Harrisons said...

Sorry, I just realized I spelled Avri wrong.

Kendra Fackrell said...

YEAH!! That's great! It'll be so nice to have a place of your own, and have room for those kids to play!! Congrats! We love fenced in back yards!!

Sunny said...

I'm so glad you got a house! And that house is ADORABLE especially inside. I would LOVE to find a house like that for as cheap as you guys were able to get into it for. Anything that price would be a DUMP here. I hope we can find something as nice at some point too. Hopefully it's before we get into a dump because we're sick of looking. :)

Paul, Janie, and McKay said...

Melissa, I LOVE IT! I am so excited for you guys. I love the wooded back yard and how everything inside is updated. It will be great for you guys! How fun!

Aaron & Chelsey said...

Oh the house looks great!! I'm so happy for you guys and how fun to have a place of your own! I'm so glad you guys found something you like! We'll have to plan a trip out to see you cause I miss you guys!!!!

Heather said...

That looks awesome guys! We're so excited for you! Don't you worry, we would love to come and use your guest room!

Miss you tons!

Shawn and Mish said...

HURRAY!! What a great house. I am sure it will be a perfect place for raising kids!

anoyce said...

Your house lookes AMAZING! I love it! It will probably feel amazing going from 2 bedrooms to 4! How nice! Let us know how the progress goes!

Mark N. said...

Melissa, this is Deb - it is BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations!!!!!