Sunday, February 12, 2012

our dream home

The official date for closing was 2-2-12.
I was so excited the night before I could barley sleep.  Shea and I have talked for years about a home for our growing family. What we had in mind seemed easy enough.  We had not even looked for this exact place yet.  We thought it would come years from now. 
These were the things we wanted in a home:
1. land 2. two stories
3. a mother-in-law suite or guest house
4. plenty of space for kids
5. room to grow
6. close to Angela
Late one night back in November I crawled into bed after hours of photo editing.  Before trying to fall asleep I lay there looking at furniture listings on Craigslist.  As I scrolled through this house caught my eye.
The more I read about it and looked at pictures it just seemed like something we would really like.  The next day I casually mentioned it to Shea.  He looked at it and felt the same way I felt.  We put in a call to Rob to take a look at it.  We still wondered if there was even a possibility that we could buy this house. It just seemed like something we should pursue.
The day we saw the house in person it was obvious that it needed some work. That was one of the things we liked about it though. This was a house that we could truly make our own.  The selling point for us though was the land.  Over an acre!! 
After we talked to a broker and found out that we could actually buy the house we decided that if we were going to buy then we needed to look at all of our options.
We went home and tried to look at other houses. Nothing though had all of the things that we had dreamed of. We wanted to badly to find a home that we could raise all of our babies in, a home that they would call home forever, where they would bring their children one day. 
It was official this was the house!
Of course like anyone that buys a home it isn't a super simple process.  We started the process in November and closed 2-2-12.
We hit the ground running and began remodeling.
These are the photos that were posted with the house listing. 

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