Saturday, July 5, 2008

Possibly buying a new house

A while back we found out that Nathan's great-aunt was having to sale her home. She has a lot of health problems and she can no longer afford it. Well someone mentioned to Nathan that we should go look at it. To be quite honest I wasn't to excited about it. Not really sure why. Last Tuesday we went to go look at it. I was very surprised at what I saw. The house was beautiful and so is the neighborhood. Seemed very peaceful. Here's a picture of the house (excuse the poor quality, it was taken by the realtor):

After seeing the outside I was excited about seeing the inside. The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The house is 1500 sq. ft. To my surprise it was really spacious. The living room was HUGE. Its a 26x13 to be exact. There is a gorgeous stone fireplace but gas logs are in there. We looked at the master bedroom and its the biggest bedroom...17x11. The downside is the bathroom isn't that big at all. There may be a way of expanding it one day. I can get past it since the rest of the house is so large. I was really happy when I found out there was a walk in closet!! I have never had one. There's even built-ins. I was in love. haha

The kitchen is a 13x12. Since there isn't a formal dining room the dining table would have to stay in the kitchen. There is plenty of room in the living room to have it in there but I would be fine with it in the kitchen. I was happy to see a laundry room that I can walk into. There's also enough room to put our chest freezer in there as well. Bedroom #2 is a 14x12 and Bedroom #3 is 13x11. They both have very large closets(I'm so stoked about that). The other bathroom is also small and its right next to Bedroom #3.

We went to the back yard and there is a beautiful deck on the back too. I love the idea of being able to have cook outs there and it feeling private. There's plenty of room for patio furniture. :) Another great feature about the back yard is that part of it is fenced in. That's a wonderful thing for our baby. :) Nathan's Aunt is leaving her 2 person jacuzzi out there. I was thrilled about that! Further to the back of the yard is another deck that overlooks the river. This house is wonderful!! She's also leaving all appliances. One of those appliances is a dishwasher!!! I have never had one!!

Overall its a great house. Most things that need to be changed are all cosmetic. I'd love to paint (which I can't do while pregnant) and take down the UGLY wallpaper. She told us that the siding on the house is only 2 years old, the roof is 5 years old, and it hasn't been long ago since she had new windows installed.

Right now we are waiting on the bank lady to let us know if we qualify to purchase this house. Not only that but we are planning on renting out our house if we qualify for that too. Our good friends will be renting our current home from us if we qualify. We are praying that everything works out. We want God's will to be done in our life. For the longest time we tried to get contractors to come out here and give us an estimate. We wanted to add on to our home. Well no one wanted to call us back. We still haven't heard from the last man. It really feels like God is telling us to move on. Even though we are still waiting on the bank lady to call us, we feel like things are coming together faster for this. We shall see what God has in store for us. All we can do now is just continue to pray.

I'm so in love with this house that I'm already decorating it in my mind. If we do get it then I plan on doing a lot of yard saling and thrift store shopping. I really want to decorate that home unlike I have done with our current home. I've done things here but not like I want to. I like the idea of a clean slate. I really want to make that house look different than this one. There's more options with it. If we do get that house then you can expect a lot of entries on home improvement/decor. I'm so anxious I can hardly stand it. Hopefully we will find out something in the next week or so. Till then.


  1. Ooo I hope you find out soon! That's so exciting!

  2. What a great house! I look forward to hearing what happens with it.

  3. That's so exciting. Nathan told me a little bit about the house when we went out for Daddy's birthday. I'm so excited, and praying for ya'll!

  4. I'm praying that you two can get that house. LOL...I've already been decorating with you. I had a dream the other night about what your nursery looked like.

  5. It sounds lovely!! I'll be praying that God's way be done :) Goodluck.