Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fun times in Arizona!

Our trip was a success...WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!! Wow, we're really entering into the world of grownups! But we're so excited. Here it is!
***
This is the morning we saw the house for the first time!
Right after we put in our first offer on our first home!
Trying to relax and enjoy the day while we waited to hear back about our offer. My sister, Tausha, flew in from Canada to help us with buying our first home. She's a realtor in Canada and wanted to learn how it's done in the States. It was such a huge blessing having someone in our corner to help us along with this whole process! Thanks Taush!
We took Tausha and Madison (my neice came too) on a tour of the University of Arizona Campus. We had beautiful weather the entire time we were there. Here is where Kevin proposed to me almost exactly 6 years ago (on March 8th). YES, Kevin proposed to me on the UofA campus. :-) Those who know us well enough, know that that's exactly what Kevin would do!! But really, the fountain in front of Old Main is a really beautiful spot...I wasn't disappointed in the least!! And we thought it was fitting to take another picture for memory's sake!! :-)
And since we had put in an offer on the house we LOVE, and were just playing the waiting game, we thought...why not go to a basketball game? Kevin was in heaven!! It really was a lot of fun to do a lot of the things Kevin and I did when we were dating and newly married. And with no kids with us, it kinda felt like we were newly married again! Thanks Duane for taking us to the game, we all had a great time!
I mentioned that Kevin and I used to go to the basketball games when we were dating and newly married, right...well, here's proof! This was shortly before we got engaged, I believe. In fact, Kevin really wanted to use this first picture as our engagement photo!!! :-) And then here we are 6 years later! Wow...we looked so young compared to now!
YAY!!! We just signed the contract on our house!!!
And to celebrate, we took Tausha and Madison to one of our favorite restaurants, Oregano's. Mmmmm....it was seriously so good. We also celebrated my birthday early, thanks Taush!! It was a such a fun evening with tons of great food!
And we topped our trip off with the Home Inspection yesterday morning. Here we are right after the inspection was completed and all was deemed well with our house!! Woohoo....we're so excited to start this new chapter in our lives.
And we're so grateful for all the help we received in this process. We were definitely guided and directed from above in the search for the right home for our family. And we had the most amazing realtor! If you ever need a home in Tucson, let us know and we'll point you in the right direction! But really, we can't say enough about how thankful we are for the many blessings we've received lately, and especially pertaining to the purchase of our new home. We hope you all will want to come visit as we'd love to have you!!

11 comments:

cassie said...

YAY!!!!!! you are real adults now!!!!!!! i am so excited for you guys! you are such a wonderful family that truly deserve the best blessings!!!!!!!! congrats!!!!!!!!!!

Jace and Tami said...

Congrats! I'm impressed you could get it all done in just a few days. It's exciting yet terrifying. I can't believe we're all leaving good old Louisville. At least we can all go out with a bang considering all the derby festival events are coming up! Now you can start to consider all the things you want to buy with that first paycheck, besides a house of course!

Valgardson Family said...

What a cute house, we are so excited for you that you got the house that you want and everything went so smooth. Good luck with everything. Your family is the cutest!

Trev and Shan said...

Your house looks really nice! Congratulations, that is so exciting!

Mandi and Jeff said...

It is so beautiful! I cannot believe all of us will be going our separate ways and beginning new adventures. Best of luck!

Anderson Family said...

Yeah! Sam is so excited for you guys to come back. Where's the new house? It looks beautiful! Congrats!

cheetah said...

Hey Congrats! It's a beautiful home!

Rockelle said...

It looks BIG! and beautiful!
Congrats

Aston Family said...

Soooo excited for you guys!! Love ALL the pics too!! Can't wait for you two to be back in the desert! We have some future Carlos O'Brien runs ahead of us! :)

KyleandAmanda said...

I love your house!!! I can't wait see pictures of the inside! Hope you enjoy the rest of your Birthday!

Kade and Emily said...

I am bursting with envy...we apparently aren't grown up enough to do that sort of thing. :) Congrats!