A while ago on my blog I mentioned some changes that had been consuming me. Kenny and I have been looking at homes now for over a year and after not finding anything we loved we decided that we were going to build. We found a lot and a builder that we were excited about and started planning our dream home. The lot was in a different area than the one we live in now, so last December was a crazy month for us. Aside from usual Christmas activities, we were busy talking to lenders, crunching numbers, and dreaming about cute kitchen cabinets and built in’s for a scrapbook room (ok – Kenny was busy crunching numbers…I was the one doing the dreaming).
I was also busy that month looking into other things in the area – schools, church, gym, grocery store (does the peppered turkey taste good enough?), best place nearby to get a pedicure. You know – all the important stuff. :)
Then the day before we were going to meet with the builder to put down our deposit I was seriously SICK to my stomach. I was so nervous and just had this feeling like we weren’t making the right decision. Kenny came home from work and he wasn’t feeling good about it either. We weren’t sure why, but we knew that wasn’t the lot for us. I cried and was so bummed. It is really rare to build around here because land is hard to come by (especially lots with big yards). But deep down I knew something else would come along that was a better fit for us.
Currently we are looking at another lot that hasn’t been released yet. Our names are at the top of the list so it’s ours if we decide to go that way, but in the meantime, we are still looking looking looking at existing homes. I love our realtor and it’s a good thing because we have been spending a lot of time together lately!
This is the lot we are looking at as a possibility. It’s really beautiful, but in a lot of ways we’d love to find something already built and landscaped that we can just tweak to make our own. Kenny especially is NOT excited about building with me. I don’t know why? Maybe because I tend to be a bit picky and indecisive? Maybe. Just a bit. It’s a pretty bad combo. :)
I am really tired of a lot of my decor in my current house, but don’t really want to change it just in time to pack things up and move so I’m trying to be patient! I’m going to keep posting pics of our little house we live in now so we’ll always remember our time here. I started posting house pics here:
These are some pictures of our playroom I took last summer. It actually wasn’t part of the house when we moved in. It was just a tiny office with a big opening to the downstairs (and a hideous gold chandelier that made its way to goodwill with record speed!). We had a crew come in and build the space out into a room so the girls would have a place to play. It’s a small room, but has become one of our favorite rooms in the house. The girls live in it and I will really miss it when we move. My next playroom is going to have to have a bit less pink so that poor Kole has a fighting chance!
I have loved these bulletin boards over my couch. They are from Pottery Barn Kids and have made it so easy to change and display the girls’ art work.
Same picture – with an added accessory. :)
Many tea parties have taken place on this little white table! I have to say that of all of the toys my kids have, the table and chairs are my #1 playroom must have. My girls use them to play and color every single day.
And what playroom is complete without a TV? It’s so nice having a separate place for the kids to watch a movie so I can have peace and quiet downstairs once in awhile. Can anyone guess the movie Addison is watching?
Here’s another pic that gives it away. What a classic.
You can see that the bulletin boards aren’t the only place the girls end up displaying their art work.
They have had a thing with tape lately and it’s driving me nuts! They want to tape every single thing they make up on a wall somewhere. There will never be a shortage of butterflies, hearts, flowers, and sunshines around here!
Going to look at a few more houses tomorrow. Cross your fingers for me! I can’t wait to have a whole house that is begging to be decorated and organized. My kind of project for sure. :)