Saturday, July 5, 2008

Feeling So Blessed

I'm walking around lighter than I've felt in awhile. The house hunting was starting to take hold, and I was feeling a little blue. It seems as though the search is over. After a little negotiating (and maybe a few tears on my part), they accepted our offer!

I feel so blessed. There are so many positives about this house. I was just reading through my house wish list and it's unbelievable how much this house has to offer.
  • the lot is wooded and private, but still in a neighborhood
  • each of the kids will have their own room
  • there is a bathroom in our bedroom and it has a tub and shower
  • the laundry room is on the first floor
  • there's not a mud room, but a very large coat closet and a 2-car garage
  • great closet/storage space
  • a 2-story foyer that's going to be so much fun to decorate for Christmas
  • the most manageable yard ever - right now it's pretty much all wood chips, but we'll definitely plant a little grass somewhere
  • a wonderful screened in porch that Bob has already claimed as his
  • great public schools
  • a little pool and playground (this was a bit of a compromise, but hopefully we'll be able to join a swim/tennis club next summer)
  • there's a pantry in the kitchen
  • Bob's commute is a lot shorter so we'll be able to see him more
The list goes on and on . . . . and the kicker . . . . it has an apartment in the basement with its own bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen and laundry room. It's the perfect space for my mom and after all these years of her wanting to move close to us, she's going to be able to. I can't tell you how much that means to me.

We're also just minutes away from my sister-in-law's mother so when she comes to visit with my nephew, Zeke, we'll be able to visit a lot!

I know I'm gushing, but I'm just so happy.

I really want to thank our agent who worked so hard for us and was kind and patient. How often are you able to find a great house and walk away with a good friend. I hope to spend more time with her now that we'll be closer. If you're ever in the market for a house in the Annapolis area - I've got a great agent for you!

Bob is going for the home inspection on Wednesday, so hopefully I'll have pics for you - be prepared for wallpaper and lots of interesting border!

Yeah! Thank you all for your encouraging words and thoughts, they really helped! I'm going to be pretty busy the next few weeks, but I'll be sure to pop in and tell you how "un-green" moving can be!


Jennie said...

It's a wonderful house, Alana. Congratulations!!! We have some good friends that live 2 miles from you. They have three children, ages 4, 2, and 8 weeks old. Three boys (sorry, Meg...but you have Holly Jean already!). We can not wait for you to get here, and I am happy that YOU are so happy, and that you are coming closer to us. Go Greys! P.S. We have a new favorite cocktail here...the GREYhound...have you had one yet?

Crazy Daisy said...

I looks and sounds like a perfect house! Congrats!

Alana said...

Yay! Wonderful news! It looks just lovely.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

how beautiful! love that it looks so secluded.
congratulations. :)

nottryingforaboy said...

Congratulations! It sounds perfect!

ilene said...

A cute basement apartment like the house on calvert...the deuce?

Hooked on Houses said...

Congratulations on your new house! That's so exciting. I love that "new house" feeling you get when you're starting fresh somewhere new. It looks wonderful! -Julia :-)

stacey said...

this sounds like a really neat house!

greenbaby said...

Thanks so much for your story! We're about five years away from possibly needing a new home and it just seems so impossible at this point. Hearing your story reminds me that making a wish list and crossing your fingers really does work! Enjoy your cozy new home!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new house! I can't believe you will be living so close to our mom. Can't wait to see you all in a few weeks when Zeke (and his mom) visit! Your sister-in-law's sister... Patricia