Monday, April 1, 2013

Moving Forward

Where do I begin?

I guess I should start with a follow-up to the last post.  We bought... an empty lot :).  And it has trees!  We're right in front of a green belt.  AND because we're buying so early on (no model homes) we got a bit of a discount.  Two weeks after we purchased the lot, the specific model that we chose went up $5K!  And we didn't get outbid this time ;).

We no longer have to deal with this crazy market; we do have to wait a little bit, but it's kind of fun, like waiting to have a baby (we'll probably move in this Fall).  We already picked out the cabinets, carpet, etc.  Because we are on a budget, we decided beforehand that we would stick with the basic package for most things.  This developer already has such nice basics, plus it doesn't take much to make us happy.  I will say, though, we did upgrade the carpet.  Let's be honest, kids and carpet can be a really scary combo ;).  We currently have all white carpet, which leaves me on edge.  We decided to add tile to some of the carpeted areas, and it's a rustic/woodsy looking tile.  Wood is lovely, but pricy!! We also added a special kind of carpet with a unique filler (I don't remember what it's called) that repels stains (doesn't soak-up liquid) and doesn't absorb odors!  It's made for families with pets (I think a dog will be the next addition to our family :). 

We also visited a community a few miles away developed by the same company, since our housing community doesn't have one for us to look at yet (a few more weeks for that).
 Here are a few photos:

Mirabel started preschool last week. It's a 2 day per week program that she loves.  The teacher converted her home into a toddler outdoor haven.  Before Mirabel started school, she'd beg me to take her to church just so she could go to the nursery!  She's such an outgoing kid, she really thrives being around others and didn't hesitate to jump in on the fun on the first day.  That's left time open for some projects.  So far, I've been able to redo a wooden chest (to replace our wicker toy chest) and two night stands.  Today I got to take the car for an oil change (fun! ;).  Now I'm watching TV (which never happens when she's home) and actually BLOGGING!  I should get better about this now that I have more time.  BUT after just these few minutes of being online, Juliette woke up from her nap and now she's tired of being in her jumperoo.  So that's all for now, folks ;).  But here's a few pics of the girls.  They are growing so fast, I really want to start documenting things on here more :).


Anonymous said...

Friend, the lot you chose looks lovely! And all the things that you picked out for your home are beautiful. I cannot wait to see how everything turns out. I am so happy for you!

p.s. the girls are even more beautiful than the house. You always do Mirabel's hair so cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh and the shower...I love it but I am not sure how I would feel being so "exposed." ha!

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