4.22.2009

It's Official!!!

WE'RE MOVING!!!!!!!!

Woohoooo! It's been something we've been working on for six months now, but we are now getting to the point where it's a reality and we can share our secret with everyone! It's been killing me to keep quiet until we were really sure it was happening. :)

We are remodeling a three bedroom house in the same area we are currently living. Actually, it is Tony's childhood home. It will be fun to breath new life into this home and make it 'ours'. Tony will have his own enclosed office, the girls will have a large playroom, I will have my own small craft/sewing area, lots of little perks like a walk-in pantry and most importantly---a backyard for the girls!!!

I've been dreaming of decorating or building a house since I was a little girl. I will say that it is a lot more stressful than I ever expected it to be. I don't want that to sound ungrateful or snotty, because I am so so soooo appreciative for this opportunity. But there is so much more involved than I ever expected. And there is so much pressure to pick THE PERFECT everything. Stuff that is stylish, durable, timeless and the determining factor is price. It HAS to be a good value. We just don't have an unlimited amount of money to put in to this project so that has been the most time consuming part-----the constant and never ending research! Do you people know just how many PAINT COLORS THERE ARE IN THE WORLD???? I knew there were a lot, but seriously?? There is a paint color for every person in the world....if not more.....so not kidding. I stood there in Lowes (and Home Depot) for an hour, just looking at the paint sample cards.....and I picked probably one hundred different colors....from BOTH places! But I think I've narrowed it down to about 20---and somehow, I will probably use all 20! haha.

The kitchen cabinets were ordered last week, we picked out our gorgeous granite counters and today we ordered our flooring!! Oh boy, it's thrilling---but nerve wracking. I just can't wait to get all the work done and move in! Hopefully this summer.

I will go into more detail about the specifics and projects on my other blog, but I wanted to share this news will all of my blogging buddies! Maybe this will explain partly why I've been so stressed lately...like I said, partly....

9 comments:

Nat said...

YAY! What a wonderful thing for you guys! You know, I wouldn't worry too much about having everything PERFECT, because you can always change things, like repaint (paint is cheap), or re-tile or whatever. But I also wouldn't worry because you've always had impeccable taste, so I'm sure whatever you end up with will be amazing. You'll have to post pics!

Steph said...

Yay! That's so exciting! I'm sure everything will turn out absolutely beautiful! Make sure you post pictures!!

(I found your blog from Springs blog..... I though I'd better comment and stop stalking you.) :)

Katy said...

so excited for you! Can I go see it before I leave?

Amy Roper said...

YEAH!!! And I'm so glad it's close by! :)

Tara said...

Congratulations!
It all sound so wonderful and fun.

The Good Life said...

YEAH!!! I know you will do an absolutely beautiful job with your re-model! Good Luck! Congrats!

Ashley A. said...

Congrats guys!! I have a really hard time making decisions like that. I just have to see things how they are and decided if I like them or not. I would have a really hard time with a new house or a remodel. Anyway, you have great taste, though, so I'm sure it will look great!

Carr Family said...

How fun!! That is so exciting for you and your family. I can't wait to see pictures.

Kathy said...

How awesome!!! I'm so happy for you! Sounds like a lot of work, but it sounds like you will make it beautiful! Post pictures when it's done! Congrats!