Friday, December 6

Our first (owned) home.

  We have waited 8.5 years into our marriage for when we felt was the right time & right place to purchase our first home. We felt that time has come and a few weeks ago we purchased this little gem. We couldn't be more excited and anticipate moving in January. (we'll see who our real friends are, right?!) Kindly, people have already began offering to help, we'll pray it's not too frigid!
This house was custom built by a couple who have been the only previous owners. You can tell that everything they put in the house was extremely well thought out and even a neighbor told us they kept it in impeccable shape. It's also a good sign when your inspector tells us how amazing it is and extremely well built.
While we looked at quite a few houses (and I believe Andrew looked at least a thousand on Zillow!), this was the only house that really had everything we were hoping for. One of the aspects we are most excited about is that it is across the street from a patch of woods and we are only 3 houses away from the dead end. My kids may finally be able to ride bikes, bless their patient hearts. :)
And an attached, heated garage. Blessing upon blessing. Andrew has worked on our cars in far from stellar conditions in the streets & cold, so thankful for a safe & warm place for this to happen now. And after walking kids across the street for the last 2.5 years and hoping no one dies, I can't even comprehend the joy of loading/unloading with no one's life in danger. :)
 We looked for a home that would be comfortable in hosting large groups & would allow us to serve others in whatever ways we could. Something that would allow us to accommodate our family, foster kids & overnight guests comfortably. God met these needs completely.
 A large living room.
 A large finished basement. Fireplace. Brick.
Gameroom/tv room, kids space during small group, extra guest many possibilities!
While a lot of things need an updated look, so exciting to be able to do whatever we want!
Great outdoor space. A custom built grill? Love.
It's not a huge kitchen, but so much more functional that what we have now. Can't wait!
What? What? A dedicated play room. Ahhhh.....!
We were looking for 4 BR and this one has 3 + this mini office, so a first project will be to take down the wall dividing these 2 spaces and create an office for Andrew/guest room.  
A couple basic rooms.
3 bathrooms, including one off the master? Yes please!
So thankful for the blessing it is to be able to purchase a house.
Can't wait to make this our home sweet home!



Kerry said...

Wow, Kelly! It's an incredible house. I can't wait to see you fill it with personal touches & to see the memories you build there. God is SO good!

Sarah Kate Branine said...

Oh my goodness, Kelly, this post! I just can't stop smiling! I am so incredibly happy for you! Thankful for God's provision in this beautiful, beautiful way! Love to you, friend!

p.s. So excited and looking forward to February!!!!