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