Monday, August 30, 2010

We are officially ...

under contract for this house:

We are so excited! We have been looking at houses since June, and have experienced some roadblocks along the way ... but are thankful that it led us to this house! We didn't intend or expect to buy a new construction home, but are very excited to be the first ones to live in this house.

This is the dining room with a back door that leads to a large partially covered deck.

This is the Living Room.

I am very excited to say that we are going to have a gas line run to the kitchen so that we can have a gas range. Now that I've had a gas range for the past year and a half - I can't imagine having anything else!

This is a view of the kitchen from the stairs.

This is the master bedroom - which has a door that also leads to the back deck!

The house also has 4 large rooms upstairs. Rosalie will have her own room. The boys will share the large bonus room. Rich will use one of the rooms for an office, and the extra room will be used as our school room.

When we moved here 7 1/2 years ago, we thought that we were just passing through and that we would soon move on to another area. I guess we were wrong. Perhaps buying a house means that we are putting down roots.

I am so thankful to have a husband who works so hard to provide for us. He and I never dreamed that we would be a position to buy a house so soon after he completed his PhD. I am thankful that he is a saver and not a spender. I am thankful that he always has the best interest of our family as his #1 priority.

All glory to God for His abundant blessings!


  1. It's beautiful!! I can't wait to hear more about it. Congratulations!!
    It's so much fun to live in a new house - our last rental was brand new and it was a fun experience.

  2. Oh Larissa, it is gorgeous!!! I am so excited for you! What a blessing to have a brand new home~ a blessing that your family has worked so hard for! I can only imagine the yummy goodness that will come from that BEAUTIFUL kitchen!

  3. Congrats! It's gorgeous...Looks like the perfect kitchen for you as well!

  4. Oh my goodness, Larissa! It is beautiful! I am so excited for you and I know that this house is a true reward for all of yours and Rich's hard work. Your kitchen looks beautiful, as well as all the hardwood floors. What a perfect place for your family. So glad that you are putting down roots here!

  5. That is beautiful!! LOVE the kitchen. Wonderful. :)