The year is 2015. I have a 3-year-old a one year old and half way into my 3rd pregnancy, after recovering from a miscarriage. My MIL has a few months to live, curse you cancer! And my husband wants to build our dream home. We meet with our architect, our builder and every time we visit our lot my heart is not in it. (see before pics and post here)
On one hand I’m begging that I don’t want to be doing this right now, but on the other we are busting out of the seams of our current home and we need a bigger home. After fighting on the lot over floor plans etc for the 100th time we go for a drive while the two babies fall asleep. We drive around the area. I yell pull over after seeing an open house sign. I hop out and run around the home and backyard. With hearts in my eyes I come back to the car and tell my husband “I found our house”! He was like you’re kidding?! I told him “I am not”! He runs through the home and comes back to the car where I was sitting with the still sleeping children. He asks me “what do you like about it”? He tells me I am joking. I repeat “I am not”! He asks you like the brown walls?, the black kitchen? the yellow granite?, the travertine tile? I tell him no! I hate all of that! But that’s cosmetic! What I love is the yard, I have visions of my kids playing in the river both in the front and back yard and getting dirty. I love the floor plan. This had been a HUGE problem when building. I love that there were three bedrooms plus a master just on the main floor, as well as an upstairs with bedrooms and a basement we could build out. (see before pics and post here)
So like a great husband he put an offer in that day! We along with two other offers came in and we got it!!!! We sold our lot and slowly we made this house our home. We have brought two children into it, finished our basement and have slowly done some cosmetic changes. It’s been so good to us and my children are having the type of childhood I’ve always wanted for them. (see before post and pics here)
As I look at my finished kitchen today my heart is so happy, not because its “perfect” but because of the journey it took us to get it to where it is today.