Sunday, June 24, 2007

We bought a house!

This past Wednesday night, Scott, Charles, and I flew out to Salt Lake City, Utah to do some house hunting. My Aunt and Uncle were our realtors and were amazing as always! We bought a house that's a rambler/ranch style(with a finished basement), that includes 4 bed, 3 bath, living room, office and family room within it's 2,412 square footage. It was built in 1993, some things will need to be updated(downstairs carpet, bedroom colors, laundry room), though it does have a new beautiful kitchen! The yard is a good size, .23 acres, and it'll come with the shed and swingset that you can see in the picture below of the backyard. We'll be moving in the beginning of August. We are definitely feeling the love and tender mercies of the Lord's hand in our lives right now and always. My mom tended Elisabeth for the three days/nights that we were gone and we're so thankful to her for that. Elisabeth loved the one on one time she got to spend with Granny and has told us about many fun activities they did together.













While in Utah we stayed with our good friends the Arkell's who were very loving and supportive of us during this time(thanks again Ben and Gina, and Gina thanks again for watching Char while we signed papers). The kids enjoyed playing with one another, the moms enjoyed visiting and shopping and the dad's enjoyed staying up into the wee hours of the night/morning playing a baseball video game :). Charles loved baby Kamri and gave her lots of hugs and kisses!

11 comments:

Vanessa said...

Congratulations!! It looks wonderful. What a beautiful home! You guys will love it! BTW, we went to la Push two days after you-weird huh? We'll post our pictures soon.

Stacie said...

Wow, looks great! Having your own home is SO nice. You won't know what to do with all the space! Congrats!

Gina said...

Sara and Evan already miss you guys and already talk about when you guys will be driving out here in August. We had lots of fun.

Cristin Lassen said...

Congratulations... I'm trying really hard not to be jealous. California is a lot like Bellevue where home ownership is a life long fantasy. How great that you get the swingset too!

Q & A said...

YAY!!! COngratulations you guys. THat is a great house. You must be so excited. You are going to love owning your own home!

April said...

Oh my goodness! How wonderful. I am glad you all will be near!

The Johnson Family said...

That is such a beautiful house! We are so happy for you guys! That kitchen of yours is so huge! I wish our kitchen was even half as big. :)

LeMira said...

Congratulations! Like Cristin, I'll try not to be jealous. We can't wait to visit you again once you're here.

Katie and Eric said...

Congrats! That is so exciting that you found a house. It looks so nice. What a big and exciting step for your family. ENJOY!:)

Danica said...

Congrats on that too!!! Jeez, so many fun things!

Mary said...

Elisa, that is SUCH a beautiful house. I can't even believe how nice that kitchen is. New van, new house, new baby... you guys are having a blast!!