January 18, 2006

The Big Announcement!!

You have all been waiting so patiently!
The big news is...
Are you sure you're ready?
Absolutely, positively ready?
We are moving!!!
This is our new house in North Carolina! Yeah, baby!!

It was the first house that we looked at, on the first day that we arrived. We walked in and we just knew that it was going to be ours. It was a little more than we wanted to spend but God went before us once again. The owner dropped his price twice. The first time was earlier in the week and then again on the day we arrived, putting the house right into our safe range. We made an offer and he accepted and we are thrilled!!!

There are four bedrooms, a huge living room with a fireplace, 2 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. There is also a bonus room over the garage along with a beautiful kitchen, laundry room and dining room. The roof is new, the windows are new, the hardwood floors are new and there is new carpet in three of the four bedrooms. The house sits on 0.64 acres, one of the largest pieces of property on the block. The yard is fenced and the street is quiet. We are so excited!

The dining room, ironically, her colors are my colors!

The living room fireplace. This room is actually 18x30 but we only got a little bit of the room in the picture.

The master bedroom with a master bath and a walk-in closet. My shoes will be so happy!

Behold! The kitchen!! The owners are leaving the refrigerator because it matches the stove, we totally love these owners!

The best part? The dishwasher! After four years of hand washing dishes we can finally just push a button. I swear, I'm gonna run that sucker with just one fork in it!

The back of the house and some gorgeous woman holding a baby- oh wait- that's me!!

We are scheduled to move in the beginning of March, hopefully all will go as planned. Thank-you all for your prayers and encouragement! I had to tell my mom first because it's not really real until my mother knows about it. Love you, mom!

Look to the finish!


CMB said...

WOW! I am SO excited for you and your family! Congratulations on the big beautiful house! I LOVE it. I really want us to get together before you leave. God bless you and your family.

momyblogR said...

HURRAY!! That is fabulous and the house....I love it. It's all so exciting, I thrilled for you and your family.

I lived briefly in NC, the Raleigh/Durham area and enjoyed it.

Good luck to you all.

I'm looking!

Anniesue said...

Congratulations! It is beautiful! We also lived in NC for 5 years...nice place. Hope you really enjoy it!

Jess said...

ROFL@you - you're so modest Laney. ;-)

Her decorating is beautiful! I'd keep almost everything the same. And I love the little box above your fan in your bedroom. I know there's an official name for it, my dad yells at me all the time cause he's a carpenter and eveyrthing to me is "thingys" and "whatsits" lol


melissa in VA said...

SO happy for you and your family, Laney! The house is gorgeous! How exciting!

mindy said...

CONGRATS!!!!! The house looks fabulous!! Any house with a red wall is a good place in my book. But, can't you wait until after we visit New Jersey at the beginning of April to move? NO FAIR!!!!

Laney said...

LOL, Jess! It'a called a tray ceiling.

I was only joking about being gorgeous!! :-)

Bridget said...

This is so exciting!! Congratulations on the beautiful house.

Jersey Girl said...

Beautiful! It's real! I love you.

Donna Boucher said...

The house is just lovely! It is so you!

Now...did your dear hubby get the job? Or are you taking a chance?



Writing and Living said...

What a lovely house! Congratulations!

RANDI said...

Yesssssss! Good things come to those who wait, I suppose! your house-to-be is lovely--it looks so home-y!

sleeplessinoklahoma said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so stoked for ya'll. Thanks for sharing photos of the house. I just envision your little family living there.
We look forward to "moving" blogs-I'm sure it will be an adventure.
Is the Company sending movers???
Take care.
Blessed be...

Carrie said...

Beautiful house! So happy for you.

~Kim said...

Hi Laney,
I've been reading your blog for while, but haven't commented until now. I just wanted to say hello and congratulations on the house! It looks great! I'm looking forward to reading all about the new adventure God is leading you on!

God bless!

mamabear said...

Oh my gosh! I am so frickin' excited for you and the your family! What a cool and exciting adventure you will be embarking on. And I absolutely love the house! That has "Dawn" written all over it, my colors and everything. Man, what I would do with .64 acres. Can't get that kinda property where I live without shelling out your whole life's savings, plus your next life savings too.
Good luck with all the packing. It's hard to be in packing limbo.
love ya!

Jody said...

It looks lovely! Congratulations!

Dy said...

*squealing like a little girl* Oh, LANEY, I am so so so sosososososooooo excited for you. Envious as heck over ALL THOSE WONDERFUL WINDOWS, but thoroughly thrilled. It's perfect. Absolutely perfect. The boys are going to have a BLAST. Your shoes will be happy (hey, speaking of shoes, what's the foyer look like? Will Kevin's shoes be happy, too?)


Bob & Claire said...

The house is beautiful, and with 4 toilets, who cares if one gets clogged, right? LOL! Congratulations, and I hope the move goes smoothly! How exciting!!

Selfish Michele said...

I am so happy AND so sad all at the same time. I just met you! (Well, sort of) The house is absolutely LOVELY! Notice that *her* colors that are *your* colors are also *my* colors?? Almost the exact same shades and all. Such good taste! Beautiful yard too :)

I will miss you :) But you will continue to blog, right? Will you homeschool everyone? Did K get the job? I'm adding you to my prayer journal for continued blessings!

Jules said...

Oh my goodness I don't know what to say --except CONGRATULATIONS BABY! ;)
I am so excited for you and your family.
And such a gorgeous house!! Great decorating. I love the kitchen!

But I have to echo the question- did he or didn't he? ;)

Kevin said...

FYI God provided employment. It is not the job I had planned for but It is the one GOD has for me for now. Call unto ME and I will answer thee; and show you great and mighty things which thou knowest not. Jer. 33:3. We're steppin out!

Lynette said...

The house is gorgeous and you can't beat NC, huh?

Classical Home said...

I LOVE the colors on those walls!

(sitting in a plain vanilla colored room)

Linda said...

Praise the Lord! It is a gorgeous house, inside and out. So excited for you!

Keep blogging while you pack those boxes, okay? LOL!

Thom said...

OMGosh! The place looks just WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations!!