Saturday, January 19, 2008

What I Am Grateful For This Week - Our New House

The time has FINALLY come! Those of you who know me, know that I have been looking at houses for two years. I am sooooo excited. Mike and I have finally agreed on a house that we both like. This house is so big that we will be able to live in it for a long time. We put a contract on it this week.

It is over 4100 sq. feet and sits on over an acre, it has 7 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, three of the bedrooms are master bedrooms. It has a cute porch. When you first walk in there is a living room on the left with doors. We are going to put built-in bookcases in there and make it a library. There is a dining room on the right. When you walk a little farther there is an open circular staircase on the right and a 1/2 bath on the left. When you walk farther you go in to the family room. It has walls at the opening of the family room which we are going to tear down to make it more open.

There are two masters on each of the back corners of the house. The one on the left will be me and Mike's the one on the far right will be the office. When you go down the hallway where the staircase is you go into the kitchen. It has a little hallway to go into the dining room. There are triple the number of drawers that I have now and there are double the number of cabinets. There is a walk-in pantry!!!! There is also a really cool 500 sq. ft. deck on the back that is covered and has ceiling fans. When you keep going past the pantry you come to the 3 car garage on the right and dead in to the laundry room. I have never had a laundry room! You then turn left to go into the office.

Upstairs has 5 bedrooms including a huge FROG with a walk-in closet. There is a master upstairs that Abby is going to get. She is so excited about having her own room AND having a bathroom in it as well.

The exterior is all brick so we will not have to power wash ever again!

Anybody and everybody is welcome to come visit! We will definitely have the room now.



Brett & Amy said...

How exciting! Your kids are going to need maps! I can't wait to see more pictures.

Cindylou said...

WOW!! I'm so excited for you, Laurie!! Does this mean you have any other exciting news??

Cindylou said...

PS -- The house looks amazingly wonderful!! And so fun to decorate and just sprawl out in! Yay!

bigskygirl said...

I am so happy for you. It sounds like the perfect house.

emma jo said...

OK, I swear I already left a comment know, about needing a room especially for me...I like blue or maybe red and I prefer caramels to chocolates on my pillow.