Friday, April 10, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I had a busy week last week. Well, let me back up a little. Dana was in Thailand for 3 weeks. It was long and crazy all rolled in together. Then, one week later, I was on a plane to come back to the States to try and find a home at our new assignment; and I did!
We did our homework and I flew out with 20 homes that I really wanted to look at with the agent that was waiting to give me the grand tour. At the start of that first day, a whopping 3 were left of the 20; they had all been sold. The buyers market was quickly being gobbled up by investors. After a frustrating first day of looking at overpriced very dirty and or stripped houses I was feeling a bit discouraged to say the least.
On the second day (I only had a week planned for my trip) this lovely little gem of a home fell into my lap. It was a case of being in the right place at the right time (or an even better view would be divine intervention).

We are looking forward to actually being able to live in our own house for 4 years! That is the longest we will have lived in any one place in our 11 years of marriage, yay!
(Oh, and Dana just walked in the room and said,"What? Are you blogging?" A sure sign of being REALLY behind in doing something that I love.)




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15 comments:

The Caldwells said...

Its Gorgeous!! You are doubling your cabinets in the kitchen!! Have fun filling those up!!! I'm glad ya'll found a place that looks so perfect for your family. And a yard!!!!

DGreen said...

We're so happy for you all to enjoy your new home!

bigskygirl said...

What a great looking house! I'm glad your housing trip was successful.

cruisingfoote said...

That house is awesome. You totally deserve it.

Jamie Lamb said...

We are so glad you found a home and are coming back to the states! Good luck with the move. The house looks beautiful!

Angie said...

*GASP* ... is that NOT an awesome kitchen? Please think of us in our dinky Oki kitchens while you are cooking those awesome dishes! The backyard looks great, the kids are going to have a wonderful time back there! I agree with cruisingfoote - you definitely deserve it!! So glad you'll be in one place for awhile. :)

Angie said...

PS ... I LOVE the new picture at the top!

emily said...

What a beautiful home! I love the kitchen. I know you will get a lot of use out of it!! So happy you were able to find something good!

Alisha Green said...

Wow, such a great looking house. I am just really excited for you guys, and also agree that you deserve it. I can't wait to come out and visit!!!

Sarah Buma said...

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! There's no place like home. I'm excited for you, and can totally imagine you being happy here.

Ramona Jensen said...

The home is pretty neat, especially the back yard.
I'm tickled for you guys.

David Green said...

Looks like a beautiful home. It will be nice to have you back in the States (even it it is on the Left coast).

jamminjensens said...

It's so exciting! What a great find! Can't wait to see you guys soon!

sara said...

Cathryn,
When are you guys heading back to the states? I'm so happy you guys got such a great house. I'm excited to hear about the next phase of adventures in the Jensen family!

Natalie said...

So we have both been house hunting, huh?! Love how big and beautiufl your house is! HOw fun! Stay in touch!