Friday, March 18, 2011


After 10 years of renting, Tom and I are officially HOMEOWNERS!

On March 4, we closed on our very first home. We've found a lovely spot for our family here in Rogers, Arkansas and it's the perfect house. We had to do some extra waiting and finger crossing for awhile because this was a short sale. Things were a little more complicated than a regular home sale, but we ended up getting a good deal on our dream home.

Bright and early on March 5, we moved in! We're slowly getting settled and loving the fact that we're unpacking for the last time for many many years. The house is awesome for us. It's a 4 bedroom house and almost 2000 square feet. It's all on 1 level, so I don't worry about babies climbing and falling down stairs. There is a ton of sunlight and a HUGE backyard with a swingset.

Here's a view of the house from the back.

I'm particularly fond of our jacuzzi tub in the MASTER SUITE.. Yes, I am the half-owner of a master suite. It feels so good to say that.

Most of the house has been freshly painted and updated. There are new appliances, wood floors in the living spaces and nice carpet in the bedrooms. There is even a real working fireplace! There are mature flowering trees all around the house, and the landscaping has been thoughtfully planned. We LOVE our new home.

The only real project that we need to complete is some wallpaper removal. It kind of looks like the 90's barfed on our kitchen and bathroom walls. But wallpaper comes down sort of easily. And paint goes up quickly! Well, we'll see how quickly it all happens, but I feel motivated. Without further ado, here is our "before" picture of the kitchen/dining room. Hopefully the "after" pic will come soon!

So, we'll post pictures of different parts of our new home as they are completely set up. We're just so glad to be HOME! :)
PS- The weather here is awesome. 70s in March! Take that MN!


KarenLew said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was so excited to see your new post! Looks like things are going great. I love the photo of Ez in the bucket. Love you guys!

Cecelia said...

BEAUTIFUL home! Wow. So exciting. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see more photos! Sending new home blessings to you.....

Casey and Tom said...

Looks great! I want to see more pictures. I guess I'll just have to stop by next weekend......

Althea said...

Congratulations-the place looks beautiful, even with the 90s vomit on the walls.