Monday, June 14, 2010

We Have a House!

Yes, friends, it's true. We have an actual written approval on our short sale offer. See, here it is!

Today we had our inspection which, thankfully, didn't yield any unexpected bad news. And we finally got to take some pictures. Would you like a tour?

The seller is still in the process of moving out, so there is stuff everywhere, but you can pretend it's nice and clean and empty.

For some reason, I didn't get a photo of the FRONT of the house. I'm not really sure why. Here is the back of the house. As you can see, they did some touch-up painting with paint that doesn't quite match. We will have to fix that eventually, but probably won't worry about it right away.

Cool back yard. We are not positive, but we think they are leaving the play set. Too fun! We will need to fix the sprinkler system and work at getting the grass greened up. Since it will be July before we move in, I probably won't do any flower or veggie gardening this year, but I am already dreaming about playing in the dirt next year.

Side yard. Hoping to make this a dog run someday soon.
Josh needs a dog.

Now we go inside.

Kitchen. I am very excited to have a range with two large burners. It may seem like a small thing, but I have been waiting years for that. The cabinetry here is...umm...creative. We still don't know exactly what we're going to do in here. Probably just enough so that we can live with it for now. Then later we can turn my brother Mike loose in there. He is a very talented cabinetmaker, and I am excited to see what ideas he comes up with for this kitchen.

Opposite angle of kitchen. Nice sunny place to eat breakfast. More counter space than we have ever had before.

Family room. It's open to the kitchen, which is great.

Standing in the family room, you can see the stairs going up on the edge of the frame. The door straight ahead is open to the stairs to the basement. Behind that door is the door out to the garage. Double doors are laundry. (I think it's kind of weird to have the laundry in the family room, but whatever.) To the right of the laundry is a small powder room--the only bathroom on the main floor.

Living room. Can you just see a Christmas tree in this window?!

Dining room.

And now we head upstairs.

Master bedroom. I love the vaulted ceiling.

Master bath. Probably one of my favorite things about this house (today, at least).

Can I tell you how long I have wanted a double vanity?

This shower has severe water damage and needs to be replaced. I don't necessarily love the current design. Any ideas for a better replacement?

Lorien's room. Love the window seat! The hot pink has to go, since her nursery stuff is red, yellow and green. This will probably be the first room we do.

Guest room


Call me silly, but I am pretty excited about having a linen closet after not having one for five years.

Guest bath


  1. So great! I can't wait to help! Hm, I'm thinking my boys can help Lorien on that playset!

  2. Congrats! I don't quite understand the layout of the main floor, but it seems like you'll have a lot of space. What a welcome change! I'm sure you're looking forward to getting out of the little apartment and stretching out in all that square footage.

  3. I would LOVE having my laundry on the main floor. I would remember to switch it more often. :o) Thanks for all the great pictures! I want to come stay in your guest room! :o)

  4. Hooray for your new house!!!