This is going to be a really big week for our family. Garr and I have been waiting almost 11 years for this - We are buying our first house! Yes, that's right! We close on Wednesday. It's a great house about 30 minutes south of where we are right now. It needs a lot of work, but thankfully, I have a hubby who can handle that! It is 2700 finished square feet - 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. The upstairs is not finished. We have plans to put a bedroom up there for the girls, eventually another bathroom, and some other ideas in the works. So I have tons of packing to do in the next couple days. I put it off for fear something would fall through and then I would have to unpack everything I'd packed! But everything is on track - so far, so good! Wednesday morning we close. Then Garr and I will be shopping in the afternoon - the house has no appliances right now. Thursday - Sunday we will be doing major painting and cleaning. Then start moving in sometime next week. It is going to be a crazy week! After that we have plans to replace all the floors with hardwood (except bedrms which already have hardwd); update the kitchen (possibly new cabinetry, def paint, hardware, etc); fix pool (inground); fix some siding; and put in new septic (blah!). So we will be plenty busy for the coming months! Here are a few photos of our house!
To the left of the house, pool in front and then pole barn Our backyard
I'm trying to find the right balance in life. I'm attempting to be a great mom, wife, daughter, Christian, friend, teacher, and homemaker. Some days are better than others. I'm learning it's ok to not be perfect. I'm learning to be content in all circumstances. I'm learning to take better care of myself so I can take better care of my family. I'm learning to enjoy the little moments in life instead of always focusing on what's ahead. I'm learning to embrace the now.