I tried to think of a more engaging title for this post, one that might encapsulate the excitement I have as I write this, but better to keep it simple when words cannot do it justice, right?
So, I'll keep it simple and get to the good news: WE BOUGHT OUR HOME!!!
The long story short is that in an unexpected (and quick!) turn of events we fell in love.
I walked into the house and just felt IT. I felt the walls as we walked through and thought -
This is where my family will gather...this is where I will cook dinners - some good, some bad, and maybe even a few that are great...this is where memories of bright and joyful holidays will be shared...this is the place where our closest friends will sit with us for hours over a good glass of wine by the fireplace...
It was like for every minute we walked through the house I saw memories to come play out like a scene from a movie.
And it was beautiful.
That was last Sunday, by Friday we had a signed and agreed-to offer, and yesterday the house inspection went perfectly!!! If all goes accordingly, we will close on the house on November 19th. Talk about a killer birthday present for Ty and me:)
Now enough of the story...here's some pictures!
Here's our street:
One view of the front:
Front door, entryway:
View of family room, with bay window:
The kitchen has this fabulous exposed brick, which I love:
This is the view from my kitchen window:
The backyard of the home is what sold us, it is HUGE and really made for entertaining with a gorgeous pool, extensive patio, and yard - this is one view:
This is the left side of the yard:
I was trying to capture the whole yard, I'm in the far left corner while snapping this picture:
Close-up of the spa:
Yard from the right side:
I should have taken more pictures but we spent a lot of time talking to the inspector yesterday - SO next time we're there, I will take LOTS of pics to share! I will be updating the blog as we go along!!
Cannot wait for you all to come out and visit!