Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Announcing our ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

Yeah, sorry bout that, if you were waiting on pins and needles all day for the bif announcement.  There was a wee glitch yesterday and then I couldn't make the announcement.  But, things got worked out and now, I CAN!

Ladies and gent.....LADIES!  I am thrilled and terrified and excited to announce that we, the MVP's of Mesatown are.....................................................










MOVING!





We got ourselves one of these:

I'd show you an actual picture of our little house, but it might scare you.  The outside is a little sad and weed overgrown at the moment.  I need to weed out the giant flower boxes and paint the front door and make it cute. But worry not, there will be plenty of pictures to come.



Can you even freaking believe it?  I can't.  I wasn't sure this was EVER gonna happen for us.  I'm FREAKING OUT!  The kids however are super excited and ask every day if we can go to our NEW house yet.  "Is our new house made for us yet?"  It's cute!

To say we're thrilled would be a total understatement.  To say we're terrified would be an even bigger understatement.  This means now WE have to fix broken things, and mow the lawns and take care of the pool. And we have to figure out how to get blinds in EVERY window, and learn how to make grass grow.  BUT, it also means that we DON'T ever have to move again if we don't want to.  It also means that we have a lower payment than we did renting.  It means a big laundry room and a huge kitchen with granite, thank you very much.  It means....PROJECTS!  Hello Trash to Treasure, you will be back in full force.  Shoot, I've already finished the CUTEST makeover of a console table this afternoon.  I'm in love.

We're not going far....just a few streets over.  It's a cute little all brick house on the corner.  I LOVE old houses and all the character they come with.  And we're gaining about 500 sq. feet, that's good.  Unfortunately, it's not in the same ward, which breaks my heart into a million little pieces.  And it's NOT in my beloved little corner neighborhood, but it's close.  I could write an entire post on the sadness in my heart of having to move out of this house.  But, we knew we had 2 years, and in spite of allll my hoping and praying that the owners would change their mind, it didn't happen.  I love EVERYTHING about this little house, and neighborhood, and I would really have lived here forever if allowed.  That being said, after a lot of crying, and sadness and boo hooing, and worrying over this new house.  I think I'm finally on board, and feeling excitement for whatever this next chapter of our lfie brings.  It could be the fact that I get to finally decorate again.  Projects, changing, thrift store searching, etc.

Today.....I happened to find the deal of the century at a local thrift store.  It's a GIANT Little Tikes play house, bay window, front door, opening shudders, sky light, kitchen inside, etc.  It's like big enough for a party of toddlers inside.  And it only cost me 50 bones.  You guys, I have always just figured we'd never have something like that.  They are crazy expensive, even on Craigslist.  So yeah, total awesomeness, and the kids are beside themselves over it.

So, there you have it.

The news is out.  It's all official.  We get the keys tomorrow.  Let the cleaning and painting commence.

Exhausted already,

Allyson

18 comments:

The Bipolar Diva said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you all!!

The Wizzle said...

Oooh, that is big news! Congratulations Homeownership is kind of a pain in the you-know-what, but it's pretty awesome too.

Andrea said...

I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see pictures! I still think it would have been cool if you said your were pregnant though. Congrats!

LanaBanana said...

Love this post! Exciting stuff to be sure. And the playset for $50 is ridiculous. You know Brooklyn is all kinds of jealous to miss that era. :)

alison said...

i cannot WAIT to see pics of the new house....you MUST do befores and afters ;) you are going to be in decor heaven having a clean slate to work with!! and score on the playhouse deal.....i wish we had a thrift store that boasted such fabulous fare. ours here should really just be referred to as the "yard sale reject" store. y'all have fun with the move and have i mentioned how fabulous it is to have you back??? praying that the happy just keeps on rollin' for you. you deserve it and i hope you KNOW that!! :)

The Atomic Mom said...

You just have to imagine me jumping up and down flapping my arms!

THIS IS SO COOL!

Oh and all of those things you mentioned about blinds and growing grass, you can ask me, because I've already done those things!

You better post pictures today! :)

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Oh Allyson!! Congratulations!! It's so awesome to own a house. And with your mad project skillz, I'm sure it will be a cute, comfy HOME in no time at all. :)

Yay!!!

Kristina P. said...

I'm sure you will make that house look like HGTV's Dream Home.

The Scotts said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see pictures!!!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Congratulations! How exciting! I remember when I bought my first home eleven years ago and could not wait to make it truly my own. I can imagine you feel the same and I cannot wait to see the results!

~ Tracy

stevensings said...

So excited for you guys! Best wishes!

azandersens said...

Super exciting! Congrats! In response to your comments the other day, 1. I know Joshie is beyond skinny. I promise I feed him. 2. I love Finn too. :)

Kaitlynn Bluth said...

congrats you guys! we'll have to come see it when we get back!

Greg and Tammy said...

Yeah! So happy for you!!

Staci said...

That's so wonderful!! Congratulations!!! Happy settling in! :)

TornadoTwos said...

Congratulations, this is awesome news! Owning your own home is fabulous!

Steph said...

That is so exciting! I am so happy for you guys! And I totally feel your pain. :) But it will be worth it when you're done!

Kellie said...

I want pictures!!! Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!!