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22 May

Joseph and I closed on our brand new house April 19th!

Which happened to be exactly a week after we got engaged!

Which means my life has been completely nuts lately.

So yet again, I apologize for not posting more!  I promise I am going to try to do better organizing the craziness so I can keep y’all updated on my life!

Okay…so back to the house.

Here it is again.

Here it is again.

Before I get started, let me point out something…

One thing I have noticed is that everyone seems to have an opinion or comment about something regarding the house’s size.  For instance, SO MANY people have said, “That’s a big house.  You don’t need something that big.” or “How can you afford a house that big? You are going to be house broke.”  Really??  I didn’t realize it was big (insert sarcasm) and I also didn’t realize that you knew every aspect of my financial situation.  But fun fact. I HATE MOVING.  Joseph and I wanted a big house that we could GROW into.  As in have children there.  That’s why we picked an area with a great school district where we could settle down and raise a family.  So yes, it is big.  But also, we both lived at home with our parents for 2.5 years and hoarded our money to be able to afford a house this big.  So sorry I’m not sorry.

AND people thought we just spontaneously jumped in on buying a house overnight.  We had actually been looking at houses, subdivisions, school districts, etc. since February 2012.  We found this house in November 2012 and watched it and it’s price tag until we made a move on it in February 2013.  I don’t know about most people but I wouldn’t consider a year to be a hasty decision.

Okay, now that I am done with that rant…

 Here’s a “virtual tour” via pictures.  (side note: these pictures are from before I moved in so there isn’t anything in the rooms and our kitchen appliances and blinds weren’t in there yet but I’m sure you could have figured that out from just looking at the pictures…)

Study

Study

Dining Room

Dining Room

Kitchen & Breakfast Nook

Kitchen & Breakfast Nook

Back Porch and Yard

Back Porch and Yard

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bath

Master Bath – One of my favorite things is that the counters are made for our different heights (Obviously mine is the one of the left)

The 4 Upstairs Bedrooms

The 4 Upstairs Bedrooms

Game Room

Game Room

Media Room

Media Room

And my favorite part of the house…

The Spiral Staircase and Juliet Balcony

The Spiral Staircase and Juliet Balcony

So there you have it!  Our humble abode  🙂

I have been living in our home for about a month and I absolutely LOVE it.  I still haven’t fully grasped the fact that we actually own the place.  I still feel like I am staying at someone’s house or renting or something.  Maybe it will sink in one day…

What I do know is that I started feeling extremely old in a mere 7 days from the engagement and closing on the house…but do those things actually make me old??

MIA

14 May

Okay.  I swear I am still blogging.  Sorry I have been completely MIA for the past few weeks.

My life has been ABSOLUTELY HECTIC lately.

You may be asking, “Why?  You just got engaged…what’s so crazy hectic about being engaged that would cause you to completely abandon us (your avid blog readers)?!?”

Well, I will go into more detail in a different post but to make a long story short…

Joseph and I bought a house!

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

We actually closed on it the Friday after we got engaged.  Talk about a busy, life-changing week!  Kind of a lot to absorb, don’t ya think?!?

Work has been nuts, wedding planning has already begun, and in all of my “spare time” I am getting things together for the house – furniture, decorations, groceries, and random things you don’t realize you don’t have until you actually need it…like a plunger.  haha luckily that hasn’t been needed yet but I bought one just in case!

I will tell you the whole story in another blog and show more pictures in the very near future 🙂

I just wanted to make sure I touched base with everyone so you are in the know in my life and aren’t wondering if I fell off the face of the Earth.  Nope.  Still here and loving every second of it!

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