Tuesday, March 25, 2008

52 Blessings - Week 12

My 52 weeks of Blessings in no particular order.

{Credits: Weeds & Wildflowers "Shabby Fall Garden" kit}

My Blessing this week is Our Home.
When we moved back to Arizona (2 yrs ago) we were in the process of selling our home in Texas and didn't have very much money for a down payment on a home. We were so nervous that we weren't going to be able to find what we were looking for and in our price range. We basically were looking for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with at least 1800 sqft or more. We didn't care if it was new or old, but we also wanted to be close to our family. We looked at so many houses and were disappointed. We could NOT believe our eyes when we found our home. We viewed it the same day the "For Sale" sign went up in their yard. We immediately fell in love with the layout & open space feel to it. Our realtor was kind of surprised that we could look passed all the work that was needed and still love it. We bought it and then the work began. We did almost all of the work on our home ourselves (with my Dad's guidance in some areas). Ben was AMAZING! He was working full time plus working on the house almost every free moment he had. I helped where I could, but sometimes my job was to take care of the kids so he could get work done. My parents were so generous and kind to let us live with them while we looked for a home and during the remodeling. We did as much work as we could so that we could move in. Then Ben still continued to work on the house. Most of the interior is done, but the exterior still needs a lot of work. Sometimes it doesn't seem like it will ever all be done. But we are still so grateful that we found a nice home and so close to family. We love our neighborhood and ward. We have fabulous neighbors! I'm also very grateful that we have enough space, so that Heather & Trevor could stay with us for a while.

6 comments:

Jen Shumway said...

Looks like a great house. It is a blessing to have a nice roof over your head.

Jen Shumway said...

It has bothered me all day those comments by your sister. I hope you are doing ok. That must be hard to read those things. So sorry.

tammy said...

Fabulous blessing! Nothing like owning your own home in a neighborhood you like, with family close by.

Jenny said...

I had no idea you guys had to do so much work. Your house looks so warm and welcome. That definitely is a great blessing!!

tammy said...

Just had to say that I'm so glad you came to bunko! It was fun!

carrie & troy keiser said...

House hunting is hard work! So gload that you found the right one! A house is a great blessing! Yeah for being able to do most all the work! :)