I have the best news to share with you all! We finally have a house!!! It's been a long journey but it's over. I think this has been one of the hardest decisions to make in my life. I told you earlier in the week that we had decided against the last house. Much to my surprise the first house we made an offer on decided to go much lower on their price. It was the butterfly house too (see my earlier post here). Both sellers lowered their price on Monday. I was in complete shock. Since we had decided against the 2nd house we looked at last weekend it really was a no brainer. This house is two times the size of the other one. We will have plenty of room to grow. Although it has a farmhouse feel outside the inside doesn't quite reflect the style that you ladies know I love. I decided that this was something I could compromise on. I can hardly wait to start decorating and making it prim pretty!
I can't tell you how happy it makes me to know that in just over a month we will finaly settle in to our new place and put down roots. My husbands parents live 1.8 miles from us, my kids will go to the same school we attended growing up. Also, my sisters live in this area too. My military friends and family can all relate to this but here's a summary of how I feel.
After living in rentals and military housing for 19 years I can paint this house any color I want, yeah!
I can put up some stenciling and not worry about where to put all of this furniture I keep acquiring, hee, hee!
It will be nice not worry about old icky carpeting, outdated wallpaper and bad remodel jobs. I am happy to put these things behind me. I just won't miss fixing someone elses mistakes and bad work.
I can plant a garden in my yard, put as many holes in the walls as I want and it won't matter because it belongs to us.
Over the next few weeks I will be asking for some input about this house. We need to paint almost every room. Some of them are a light green color. I'm thinking of a warm candlelight color or light tan. I want it to be my blank slate for all my prim decorations. The cabinets aren't something I would have picked out. They are a dark cherry. However, they are good quality. I will also eventually be changing out the fireplace mantles. They are just a little too modern looking. I have 3 to decorate! Yippee! I'll be back with more pictures soon. I promise.
Thanks for all your prayers and comments, it means so much.