12.15.2008

Our BIG News!





We bought a home and got a KILLER deal on it! The home inspector came today and all looks good, so Richard gave me the okay to announce our news=). We fell in love with this home. I LOVE older homes and the potential they have. Plans are underway to repaint the entire upstairs (trust me the colors need to be fixed), refinish the gorgeous wood floor and redo the cabinets in the kitchen before we move in. I am gonna make this puppy shine and look beautiful just you wait! I have decorated the home top to bottom in my mind already.

Here are the basics of the home:
-Built in 1959
-2420 Square feet (all finished)
-4 bedrooms
-2 bathroom
-FOOD STORAGE ROOM - yup you have read all my canning posts so you already know how I feel about this wonderful feature.
- Indoor Hot Tub room. Random, I know - but kinda cool.
-TWO really cool man sheds for Richard.

The deal is set to close January 15th. We plan on moving in as soon as we get the floors refinished, the walls painted and the new cabinets in (a week or two after closing). Guess this means we are staying in Idaho Falls for a little while longer! We will have plenty of room for vistors so if you miss us that badly - come see us because we would sure love to see you!

23 comments:

Shirley Hale said...

Holy Crap!!! What a surprise! I am so happy for you guys. I know that this is what you've wanted and the house looks great! If we end up in IF, we'll be neighbors... so exciting! I hope everything goes well with closing and we can come visit you in your new house in January!

Jill said...

AWESOME!!! Love the floors! The look fantastic! Old houses are so much fun and have such character! Have fun decorating!!!

Ariane said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you guys. The house is awesome!

Russell and Jillian said...

That's awesome Jenn! Those pictures look great, but no matter what kind of house you bought....you'd turn it into a beauty. I have no background in interior decoration or anything, so I totally admire that in you! Make sure to post some photos when you get it all done. Congrats!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to you...looks like you'll get a new house as your present! How fun! It looks fabulous.

Gibbs said...

Congrats! Its cute, and im sure it will be fun to decorate and make it your home.

Michelle said...

CONGRATS!!! What a cool house! Merry Christmas to you!

Brooke said...

That is so exciting! Older houses are cool because they have a lot of detail in them. Well this must mean you will be in Idaho Falls for awhile. You will get to enjoy the LONG winters, and slick roads here with me:) I really do love it here though.

Aaron + Kayti said...

congrats you two! we are so excited to come and visit your humble abode!

Jodi said...

Congratulations!!! What a big house too! Wouldn't that be nice to have so much space. Good work! Be sure to post lots of pictures of your progress.

kristin said...

Congratulations, I have been "stalking" your blog and have been meaning to leave a post but i am so excited for you. You will love to have your own home.I can not wait to see what you do with it.

Chris and Ashlie said...

Congratulations! Your house looks beautiful, and you'll have a lot of fun there! Having a house is amazing. It's also huge. Have fun cleaning that...

Where in Idaho Falls is it?

Sheryl said...

Wow this is so cool! You are such a grown-up! I'm sooooooooo behind! I miss you and I want to visit but I don't know if I will be coming anytime soon :(

Angie said...

That is so awesome! Sounds like I need to call you if I ever buy a house. You know what you are doing. It looks like an incredible house. Congratulations!

thebohans said...

oh my gosh i'm so happy for you! i love older homes, too. not the cookie cutter cheap-o ones. can;t wait for you to post pictures after the painting etc!!! YAY!

Erica said...

holy smokes! what a surprise! i'm excited for you and your new endeavor! good luck!!!

Natalie N said...

CONGRATS! That is such exciting news! Good luck finishing all those things you want to before you move in. You are highly motivated, that's for sure! A house would be a wonderful Christmas present. :) Congrats you two!

Amanda said...

Hey, Jenn! Landon and I loved having you over. Hope we can visit this summer and see your orange walls and spa room. :) By the way, your blog is awesome - can't stop readin!

kristine h. said...

Jenn Jenn jenn!!!!! It has been too long since I peeked at you and look at the bounty I find!!! I am so happy to hear this fabulous news. You already can see the possibilities and that is the fun altogether! Plus its YOURS!!! I am so excited and wish you welcome home sweet women!! May this new year be as positive as the last! love u!

Aaron + Kayti said...

its your birthday, shout hooray!

Jake and Denae said...

Way cool Jen Jen! I'll come stay with you! Anything to get back to my roots!

Saedi Oldham said...

I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Nat said...

awesome! good luck with the remodeling!