Tuesday we closed on our very first home! It was surreal in that becoming a home owner has been a long time dream of mine. Even though I’ve always made the effort to make any house we’ve lived in comfortable and our own, it won’t compare to the amount of freedom we will have to invest in all the little touches that will make this one, truly ours. After what felt like an eternity of searching we found what we like to think of as the trifecta in terms of location. It is still within our desired area of Maple Grove, the neighborhood sits across the street from one of the best elementary schools in the state and we have beach/lake access within a quarter mile walk that will be amazing come summer time. In terms of the house itself we did make some sacrifices to be in the neighborhood we are in. We are tree people, what can I say? At the end of the day we felt we could always make updates, but the neighborhood feel that can only come with an established development is something we couldn’t give up. We are still twenty minutes from downtown Minneapolis and it has all the character details that were really important to us, like bay windows in the bedrooms, loads of French doors throughout and a ton of natural light. I’m actually looking forward to painting and replacing aspects of this home that truly reflect our taste and personality, and grateful that it’s not upgrades we can’t handle. Above all else we have a home for Ollie where he can make his childhood memories-nothing feels sweeter!
I know I’ve been a bad blogger but I do appreciate your messages and the readers that check back frequently. We move in next weekend and from there I plan on getting back into my weekly routine of posting (with hopeful decorating updates!)-thanks for hangin’ in there!