Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Our home sweet home...

I get this question a lot...but you just renovated your kitchen, why are you moving??? (And I did enjoy it for almost 2 years!)
Sometimes when you are a parent, you learn quickly that it is NOT all about you. I have two little people and a husband who I also share a home with and our old home just wasn't working for us anymore. We bought the old house 3 years ago when our oldest wasn't even walking...he barely crawled, so he was rather compliant:) 
In the last year, we have had issue after issue and it became apparent that something had to give. So we decided to put our house on the market...the amazing thing is we never did. We sold our house to our neighbors! We lived in a conservation district and I emailed my neighbor if he knew anyone interested in buying it. He emailed me back, asked for my realtor's  information and later that week I would find out that his son and dil wanted it (they lived with him) and the week after that, they bought it! We found our new home the day we were waiting for them to come back with a reply to our counter offer. They gave us the price we wanted. We made an offer on our new house and had the option periods differ by 3 days, so we'd have a couple days in case we had to deal with something. 

It was a God thing by all standards. Even my realtor, who is a fellow believer said there is no other way to explain it, but God wanted y'all out of that house and in this one!!! 

So back to the, it's not all about you theory...my sweet big boy stopped sleeping through the night about 9 months ago. He was afraid or uneasy about going in his room...he'd ask Daddy to sleep with him or come in our bed...needless to say we were weary and frustrated. My little boy is super active. He was an early walker, runner, crawler, and got into everything and was getting sick quite often. Our old house needed a lot of 'stuff' that we didn't want to invest in right now and really couldn't afford to. It had a small back yard with full sun, and in 105 degrees, that just wasn't working for us...

So our newer house was built in 1966 when walls were better insulated:) and it is brick...that alone cuts the heat and the energy bill in half! 
It's a family home with four real bedrooms that my sweet almost 4 year old adores...proof??? He put himself in his bed the second night we stayed here and slept til 7am!!! Can I get an AMEN???
our dining room
We also have a yard!!! with trees!!! and shade!!! and green grass!!! If you've been in Texas lately, the green grass is a little unusual!
the island
I do love my kitchen here. It has a cook's layout with a HUGE island for prep and seating! I look forward to planning out tablescapes and muffin tin meals in the near future, but I need to buy a new tripod and I can't find my usb cord:) so I took some pictures with my iphone, but they are so grainy, and picasa isn't working with me right now...so I'll try to upload, but if not, I will take some real pictures tomorrow in the light! It's a work in progress and as you can see I still have stacks of pictures to hang! I'll keep posting as I keep doing! I hope I find my usb cord tomorrow!
my sweet boys!

6 comments:

Chris/Amy said...

Yay for God's blessings! Our realtor told us the same thing about our house. We got so much more than what we paid and it has been amazing. Happy settling in.

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations on your new home. I'm so happy to hear that is working out so well for you.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

Congratulations! And yes, what a blessing to have it go the way it did!
May you have many happy healthy years there! Blessings!

Entertaining Women said...

A huge project...especially with little boys! Your new kitchen is lovely. I'm excited to see how things go together. Thanks for sharing your new adventure. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

Congrats on your new home.. It's absolutely lovely. I wish you much happiness, many memories and can't wait to see what you share with us from there.. ditto on the crunchy grass.. rain keeps missing us up here and it's not funny anymore..

Tricia said...

Wow, that was definitely a God Thing! Congratulations on your new home. The kitchen, especially, looks fabulous! Your boys look adorable dining at that wonderful island! Thank you for visiting my table this week.

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