9.04.2008

Home Sweet Home

Several of you have kindly inquired about whether or not, now that we've actually sold our current home, we have a place to live?? We thought about a tent or even a camper in a parking lot somewhere, but if you know me well, you know that I get hives just thinking about either one. Not to mention, where in the world would I put all my Rubbermaid containers?

So..........after a frantic few days of house hunting, we put an offer in on a lovely home in Finksburg and after some negotiating back and forth, our offer was accepted!! A few details: as you can see below, it's an older but newly renovated Cape Cod style home. It has four bedrooms, one of which we are expanding immediately to make a bigger master bedroom and add a bath. Once that's done, we'll have three full baths (can I get an "Amen!"). It also has a gorgeous family room, formal living and dining rooms, hardwood floors throughout, and as you can see, a BEAUTIFUL yard and deck. When we were there for the inspection the other day, three deer ran through the back yard! And, it's at the end of a cul-de-sac so I anticipate some serious skateboarding, bike riding, and basketball playing going on in the "road".

We are thrilled to be just three miles from church (as opposed to our current 29 miles now--and that's one way!), 10 miles from school, and 7 miles from my office. We won't know what to do with all that extra gas money! Woo hoo!!!

Brooke is already planning many youth group gatherings in the back yard. Jeff is lined up to fashion some sort of fire pit, and I will be buying marshmallows in bulk! We are all very excited. It's been a long haul, but God is good and knew exactly what house we needed when we needed it. Thanks for all your prayers and support. And, now without further ado, our new home.

Front view
(We have some landscaping projects in our future.)


Kitchen/Eating Area


Family Room/Kitchen
(notice the glorious closets on the entire far wall!)



Kitchen (it's even more beautiful in person!)


Deck/Canopy (that we negotiated to keep!)


Amazing back yard

Formal living room


Current master bedroom
(this will be the boys' room upstairs)

9 comments:

Amy said...

It looks beautiful! I am so happy for you all.

Tamera said...

It's wonderful!! I am so happy for you guys - with the extra gas money you can buy more Rubbermaids (duh!) . . . or deer food! My Jeff will come visit once they have antlers =]

Monica said...

Congratulations! Your new home is absolutely gorgeous...and the backyard looks so tranquil!

Steph said...

I can't wait to see it in October!! those are some serious tree-climbing trees in the yard...can't really climb the palm trees here!
miss you friend...and counting the days!

Kathi said...

Wow! It's beautiful Jen!! Ur right, ur backyard is amazing!!!!

Kelsey said...

Yay! Brooke and I went to go see the houses you all were looking at, and that one was my favorite!!!

Oh I'm so happy!!!!!! LOVE YOU GUYS! Miss you too!

Jill said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful home.

Kristen said...

Congratulations!!! Love the back lawn!

Rachel said...

Oh my! It's SOOO pretty!!