Sunday, July 20, 2008

So Excited

In a nutshell things have been CRAZY for the last week or so.

We had a contract fall through on the house we were buying in Maryland which left us wondering where in the world we were going to move in a few short weeks. The even more stressful part of that was not knowing where the kids would be going to school and not having an address to be able to enroll them.

Well, yesterday we worked out a new contract on a different house and we are thrilled. This house is bigger than the other one but has some issues on the interior. The house is great and the issues are merely cosmetic (wallpaper, carpet, fixtures, etc.). These are all things we can change eventually. The best part is there are 5 bedrooms one for each kid, two full baths for the kids to share and lots of room to hang out as a family. Yea! We are so excited!!!!!

Here are a few pictures of the exterior. I can't show you the inside yet, it needs too much help. If you have a knack for home repairs and renovations let me know. :)


Here is a picture of the front as you drive in. I think it has great curb appeal.

Here is a closer view of the porch. I have always wanted a porch swing and it is hard to see but there is one on the far end. I also love the stone porch.


Here is a view of the back of the house, there is a nice deck and it is a wooded lot. The steps on the right lead up to a hot tub.

This is side view of the house. We feel really spoiled, we have never had a three car garage. Over the years, we were lucky many times just to have a car port in base housing. :)


I am not as excited about the inside of the house, it is quite dated. I know that in time we will be able to change things and make it more suited to our tastes for now we will just deal with the "country" decorating motif. The kids have not been to the house yet and when Emma saw it she said the porch reminded her of Cracker Barrel. I told her that the inside would remind her of Cracker Barrel as well.

If you ever make it to Southern Maryland let us know we will have plenty of room.

We might even hand you a paint brush.

17 comments:

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Oh Charlotte!!
The house looks beautiful!
That porch is just perfect for sitting and sipping lemonade.
I'm glad that things are working out.
(((Hugs)))

Kate said...

it's beautiful! the front porch is worth it all! congratulations!! what a relief.

KY Transplants said...

Very nice! We can't wait to see you guys!

Sadlier Family said...

The house looks beautiful! I love the porch - I may have to come sit on it one day. The Sadliers are good painters ... we'll be happy to come paint ... or hold a baby while you paint.:-)

Sheri said...

Charolotte, your new home beautiful!!! Congratulations!!! Oh isn't it awesome to see how the Lord provides... so much more than we could ask or think!

And, we are thrilled that your family is going to be so close to us. I look forward to meeting in person and getting to spend time with your beautiful family!!!

Sandy said...

The house looks so amazing from the outside. What a great place for your family to hang out when the weather allows it! I love it. The inside will give you plenty of opportunity to personalize your space. What fun!

amy said...

Amazing! I love it!!! Can't wait to come visit! God is good!

aloha-gal said...

Wow! Congratulations! It is gorgeous! You're right...wallpaper, carpet and the like are all very fixable. I love the curb appeal! Wow...it's a dream house!

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Charlotte, I'm so happy for you! The setting of that house is lovely - you're going to have many sweet times on that porch. God does move in a mysterious way, doesn't He? His plan is always the best one!
Godspeed as you move today.

The Conrad Family said...

Loving the "Cracker Barrel" house. The exterior is GREAT and we definitely need to come and visit. We could just camp out on your lovely lawn!

Alycia said...

It is absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations :) I LOVE that porch ~ I hope we can find a house just as nice when we move back to the States!

Katie said...

I tagged you in my last post! Do it! :)

jamie shipley said...

Welcome back to Maryland. The house looks wonderful.

Gassid Boys said...

What a beautiful home!! You will be missed!!

Emily said...

Charlotte & Adam... What a beautiful home God has blessed you with. I hope you are able to stay and raise your family there. We really DO want to come visit ya'll. I know how to texture walls and paint.. so save some for us! I hope you wrote those rockers on the front porch into your contract... ;) Adorable!!!!! We love and miss you. It wasn't the same not having you at social or flock this past weekend.

a soldier's wife said...

What a beautiful house! I just love the front Porch :) Wonderful!

EEEEMommy said...

Lovely! :) Congratulations!