Friday, December 5, 2008

We're MOVING....



Yes, you read that title right...we got a new house! We had been talking about it. At first we were going to buy the one we are renting now but the more we thought about it, it wasn't exactly what we wanted. So we were going to take our time and find the perfect one. There was no rush so we planned to just be looking at homes when they came about. We needed something different for obvious reasons...space. We were out growing our home. Yes, we could live in here with 4 kids but the kids bedrooms aren't the biggest so it would be tight, especially if this next baby is another boy. Three in one room would be really tight. So more space would definetly be a plus. Also, our yard slopes in the back real bad where the kids can't even really play back there so they have to play in the front which has a slight slope and I don't like them playing in the front by the street. Our dream home would have a big, flat backyard. Those are our 2 major "wants". We liked our house, but would like to find something that meets our needs. So we find this one house that looks pretty new. At first when we drove by...I was like, "yeah, it's nice but wasn't all into it". But we called anyway to take a look at the inside. It did have a GREAT backyard..which is what made me want to check out the inside. In the meantime while we were driving around we found this WONDERFUL looking house. It was obviously MUCH bigger and it just had this WONDERFUL cozy home look. The yard was HUGE and it was right by the golf course...we could see it from our driveway. We called on it. It was more a month than what we said we would pay....but I still wanted to see it. I knew deep down it was more than we should take on. But oh, it was just so wonderful looking and when i looked in the windows...it was SO nice and fancy and just GREAT looking. So while we had set up a time to see that house, the other house called and we were able to go and look at that one. We walked thru the door and in my mind I was going to find anything possible wrong with it because I wanted that other big, emaculate house. Well, as we walked in...I found myself falling in love with this house...it was PERFECT...I loved how it was layed out. THe bedrooms were GREAT...the master was huge and the master bath even has a whirlpool tub!!! The 2nd bedroom was almost as big as the master which is PERFECT size for 2 kids to share and if this one is a boy, 3 could share NO PROBLEM..it's THAT big! The 3rd room is just average size...but still big enough for 2 to share if needed. There is lots of closet space and a nice big garage. And like i mentioned earlier a GREAT BACKYARD! It's big and completely flat...perfect for our kids. I was SO impressed with that house. I told ryan that I didn't even want to look at that other one that I so had my heart set on. This house was much cheaper (in our budget) and it was BRAND NEW! Well, it was 2 yrs old but only had someone living in it for 4 months!!! And we can rent right now and buy anytime we are ready!!! I can't express how perfect this house is for us. It has EVERYTHING I said I wanted. I had no intentions of us finding our new house this fast. Ryan kept saying, "are you sure, you were all about taking our time". But i was sure..i couldn't let this pass us by. I would be heartbroken if we couldn't get this house. I never had intentions of moving before christmas but since we have NO decorations up, I decided I wanted to move before christmas so we can keep our stuff up a little longer and enjoy it. If we didn't move until right after, we would have to rush and take everything down. We have fullfilled our lease at this house and we are just doing month to month now so we can have this house until the 1st. Oh, and when we went to the real estate agency to fill out the paper work, I assumed we would fill out an application and then have to wait a few days and be anxious to find out if we got it or not. So we filled out the application and the agent handed us the key and said, "congrats, here's your new house!". I was shocked at how easy that was!!!! SO we spent about 2 hrs at the house yesterday analyzing where everything is going to go. I'm SO pumped and ready to get moved in. I just never lived in a "new" house before..it's SO nice not seeing old dirt stuck under kitchen cabinets or just scrapes and knicks on the walls. I'm just SO excited to move. The house is about 5 min from where we live now...so this move is going to be SO much more simple that our moves in the past. The kids are super excited mostly for the backyard I think, but they CAN"T wait! Mya asked me this morning, "is today the day we are going to live in the new house?" When I told her "not today" she said, Okay, well, i'll go and pack my suitcase so we can! Then I told her, "remember, we are MOVING so everything is going with us and we'll have to use boxes" and she said, "okay, go and get me my boxes!". So we are very excited and I'm just so amazed at how this fell in our lap! Oh and did I mention it had a fireplace...definetly an added plus..not a "need" but definetly a plus! After we seen this house I told Ryan I didn't even want to look at the other one I was so set on because #1 it wasn't in our budget and #2 I love this house and don't even want to look at anything else!!!! It's funny how something you tell yourself your not going to like, can end up being something your in love with! So we are planning on being completely moved in by the 10th (yes, 5 days from now...crazy, I know! LOL). We will have this house till the 1st so we will not have to get everything out right away..like storage type stuff we can take our time on. So, that is the latest and greatest Beers family news!!! :)

4 comments:

lori bunk said...

what? you crazy girl! i'm happy for you guys

Shawna Beers said...

Why do ppl think i'm crazy? Moving isn't a big deal...lol...i'm used to it! But this move is NOTHING for me...since it's moving in the same city...we are used to moving across states! LOL!

denise said...

YAY! CONGRATS! LMK if you need anything. can't wait for more pics :) (in your SPARE time) :)

lori bunk said...

well... you are talking to someone who lived in the same house all growing up... went to college... and has now been living in the same house for over 7 years. moving seems so stressful to me! although, i bet you are able to do some great house cleaning!