We bought a house! A really lovely, sunlight filled, 2600 square foot, big backyard, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, house! There are no words to describe the feelings of joy and thankfulness I have going on inside of me knowing that within days of Lent being over and Easter having begun we will be moving into our very first family home.
We saw this house online originally and thought it was seriously adorable, white picket fence and all. It is not in the same town that we were first searching for and it seemed so random to be drawn to it but we had to see it. As God would have it, it was ‘the’ house! The house that is pretty much across the street from a Catholic church that has daily mass several times a week.
My feelings of elation have been nearly squashed several times in the last not even 24 hours by the overwhelming feelings of doubt, anxiety and fear of the hugeness of what we are getting into. This Lent will never be forgotten and will be quite different I am sure to any that we have yet experienced as a family. There are many phone calls to be made, things to be packed into boxes and rooms to be painted. Having given up facebook for Lent, I will likely be around this space more often as a way of connecting and also of sharing all of the preparations that we are up to. If you would please pray for us in this time, I would be so thankful. I am so grateful for all of you that read about our little life here and share in it through your prayers and comments. God is so very good and I know in my heart that this house has Him written all over it.
We prayed for space for our growing family and boy, did He deliver! There are 3 bedrooms on the top floor, our room being the largest with a sitting room in it (aka a nursery). On the main level there is a kitchen with banquette seating, table and chairs. Then there is the bathroom, a closet containing our washing machine (the dryer is in the basement for some odd reason), a playroom, a living room and a dining room. Shut the front door, right??! In the basement is the mudroom with a walkout entrance into the backyard. There is a 4th bedroom that needs a subfloor, a bathroom with the most bizarre short tub, a rec room of sorts (also needing a subfloor) and a workshop which is now forever going to be called ‘The Man Cave’. The front and backyard are fenced in. I will be putting up a ton of pictures when we move in but until then, here are some pictures I pulled from the MLS.ca website where we first saw the house. Here she is….the newest addition of the Andrews family…our first home!!!!
Providing everything goes through in the next ten days with all the little details, we will be taking possession of the house on April 28th. We look forward to having you all come for a visit! We will have plenty of room 🙂
I’ll be back in the next few days to share about how we are spending our Lenten days. We signed all of the paperwork last night and with Ash Wednesday being today, it has thrown me for a loop!