Monday, December 13, 2010

Our First Home

We never thought in our wildest dreams that this year we would be moving into our first home.  In February, we had a string of many blessings that allowed us to get into a home.  So we jumped on the bandwagon and started our home search.  We had a few bumps/disappointments along the way.  But we are so grateful those houses didn't work out.  Because we found our home. 
We put our offer in at the end of March and didn't hear back until June 16th that the house we ours.  The whole three months we waited we didn't look at a single house.  We just knew it was our house. But there we were hoping to get the 8,000 dollar tax credit so time was of the essence.  We had to close in 10 days. AHHHH!!!  But we did it.
Anyone who has bought a house and applied for a loan knows about all the paperwork. Well, we had to get a new loan officer last minute, with only one working car, a 9 month old, and a scanner that just wasn't cutting it, I did alot of running a stroller around town to the nearest UPS store to scan and email all the important paperwork. And there was always more paperwork they needed and more trips to the UPS store.  But we got all the paperwork in and are now glad to have that process behind us.  
After they excepted our offer, we went by to see our house and discovered our backyard had grown into a jungle.  Needless to say, I was concerned and was wondering what we had gotten ourselves into.  Luckily, some nice neighbors had been nice enough to mow the front yard.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  I am sure I am not the only one who feels like they are neglecting their child while trying to settle into a home.  But we seemed to really enjoy being in this box as long as he was close to Mom.

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