Saturday, July 16, 2011

Big News!

Read that sign carefully and you'll see two of the most beautiful words in the English language where Tim and I are pointing:  Under Contract !
All 5 of us are gathered, kneeling, around a realtor's sign in the front yard; Katharine is giving a big thumbs-up, Charissa is smiling, Tim and I are pointing at the words Under Contract, and Alfie is sitting and smiling too!
It's been a long time coming!

As some of you readers may remember, way back in the mists of time (last November), our family moved to Missouri from Texas to be near family while Tim pursued his Master's.  In February, Alfie joined us, and everything just felt "right," having him around again! We've been enjoying staying with my Mom while working through the whole process of selling the Texas house and hunting for a new place here.  

We love Mom's place -- it's a wonderful home in a fantastic, friendly neighborhood.  Besides that, it's near miles and miles of walking trails, and is less than five minutes' drive from my brother and his family.  And as if that weren't enough, we've got an aunt and uncle and other friends nearby, too!

So when a deal on a house in another part of town fell through and an opportunity opened up to buy a home a couple doors down from Mom...we couldn't pass it up!  Maybe it was just meant to be. 

The girls are excited because they'll each have their own bedrooms now -- unlike our last home, where they had to share a room.  Alfie will love playing in the nice fenced yard.  It needs fixing up, but we're even excited about that!  With closing scheduled in just a couple of weeks, we're all thrilled. 

closeup of Alfie on my Mom's gorgeous green lawn; his body faces the camera but his shaggy face is turned to one side
I can still come visit Grandma, right?


L^2 said...

Yay! Congrats on the new house! It sounds like the perfect location for your family.

Becky said...

wonderful! Congratulations. Sounds like a perfect fit for your family.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

That's wonderful! Sounds like it couldn't be any better. Just down the street--that's an easy move!