4.06.2007

House Found!

So, I used to think house hunting would be so much fun. Well, I guess if you're not in a hurry to find one it is. Monday was fun, Tuesday was okay, and Wednesday, I was so confused I couldn't remember what I looked at on Monday. Even the engineer within me who created a checklist for house hunting was confused!! More about the checklist later...

So, here it is:

This is the house we will inhabit - come end of May. It won't be complete until then, so we will be at mom and dad's a little longer than expected... however, we will have everything we wanted with this one. After looking at about 35 houses in three days, we decided this was the one. So, there you have it. We'll be Kansas residents come June. We're VERY excited!

And about the checklist - yes, this is the engineer type in me - I highly recommend making a checklist if you're looking at houses. I made one of all the things I "had to have" and "preferred to have" and "did NOT want" and it made looking a lot quicker. I just walked through each house and put checks and "x"es in the columns and on to the next house we went. It made reviewing them at the end of the day much easier - not to mention answering questions Chet had about them... since you can't take pictures and all.

Just for fun - here's what it looked like when we left for La this morning (yes, in April):
They say this isn't normal for April - I sure hope so!

And... I can't blog about this without saying how the Lord has completely taken us through this process step by step. He has blessed us with selling and buying in a short time, with Chet's new (really wonderful) job, with grandparents who are perfectly willing to keep the kids while we work out the details, and most of all, with His desire for us in, "...plans to prosper and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future." May He be glorified in our lives.

10 comments:

Shandra said...

yay!! very cute house!!! i'm so glad y'all found one! you will love living in a "new" home. there's just something about knowing you are the first people to live in it! congrats!

Jessica said...

ditto what shan said about having a brand new home. i'm so glad you found one!

A day in the life of the Smith's said...

I am so happy you found a house so quickly!! I am even happier that you will be around Shreveport a little longer!!!

Kim said...

I'm not even an engineer and i made the same kind of "checklist" when we were shopping around! congrats on finding a house and remember to keep me in mind when you guys move. oklahoma city is not that far away!

cooper1220 said...

God is so good! Its beautiful and I know you will make it yours soon.
Christy

Elizabeth said...

Yea! Congrats on your house. Clara and I are coming to Shreveport next week so maybe we can get together!

Rebekah said...

I'm sooo excited for y'all!! You will definitely LOVE having a new house...I'm really going to miss mine! Hopefully we'll find something soon. love ya

knelson said...

Congrats! I know you are relieved to have it. Did you get to pick out any of the finishing options? I'll have to look up Kansas - don't know too much about it other than...Kansas City Royals (are they still a team?) and of course Dorothy, Aunite Em and the gang.
Love you!

Tiffany said...

Ashley, I have visited your site several times but had to write this time. You are so entertaining in your blogs. Make me laugh most of the time. Anyway, glad you found a house that suits you. Sounds like the Lord has done it again---He is so good! Your kiddos are really cute.

Rebekah said...

COme on Ash, write a new post already!! Miss you