20 May 2008

It's Official

We did it. We bought a house. A real house...one with four walls and a driveway. It still doesn't feel real, and might not until we're actually settled and paying that first mortgage payment. How did it happen you ask? Too bad, because I'm not going to tell you. Honestly, it's just too long of a story. So the long story short is that we close on June 5th.

About the house: it has three bedrooms, two full baths, a family room, a kitchen, a dining room, laundry room, tons of storage, and a small extra room off the kitchen that will be a play room. The inspection was yesterday, and the house got an A+. There are a couple of small things that we need to do, but feel confident that we'll be in it by mid-June.

Oh right, in order to afford this house, I'll have to work. However, I quite possibly have the best boss ever and he's agreed to letting me do two ten-hour days. And what will Rhett do during those days? Chuck's Aunt Mary will watch him. How awesome is that?!

Sometimes it's just amazing how things fall in place.


Camie said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so excited. I'm so glad everything fell into place. And I want to know all about the house, location, etc.

emily said...

you're just adding to the list of things that i am jealous of. :)

i'm so excited for you guys!!!! can't wait to see the house all decked-out erin-style. it will be so wonderful!

erin said...

uh, but emily, you already have a house! i've been jealous of you for 3 1/2 years!

and cam, you'll know all about it once we have the open house party.

itsmeemily said...

What a cute house!! That is such great news, im so happy for you!! Congratulations. I am glad everything is falling into place for you!

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Are you still going to be in our ward? If not, we'll really, really miss you!

Gretchen said...

So. Awesome! Congrats you guys!!

Must be all that righteous livin. ;-)

Living in Tally said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Glad it all came together!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Erin! Welcome to homeownership :) It sounds and looks like a great place -- can't wait to see pics of when you decorate it!

thelarsenfamilyexpeditions said...

boy that house looks familiar,
I am so excited that you bought
our house back in Md. If you have
any questions just call. Pat knows
our phone no. and your dad stopped
by the other day to tell us. they
live in Midway which is 5 min. from
us.by the way we will have to show
you how the wood stove downstairs
works. We will come visit when we
come out. I think Thats greattt.

Rhett is a cutie. Tell Chuck we
say hello. We are coming the last
two weeks in june for a visit....
John and Vicky Larsen

Nicole said...

Congrats! I am so excited and so jealous!

Tamara said...

yay for you...where is your new home?

Rachael said...

I can't believe it all worked out so well! I'm so excited for you. Andy and I want to come up and help you move.

holly said...

wahoo! what a big step. I'm glad the arrangements will work out well, finding the right balance for work and childcare is crucial. good luck!!

Niederfam said...

Sounds PERFECT!!!! And it's such a CUTE house!!!! :)

Jackson Family said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and your new adventure. Owning a house is both fun and stressful but the fun is worth it. Sounds like life is going well for you and your cute family!