Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bought and Ready

Last week, I went to Memphis to choose our new home. I bit the bullet and left the boys here with family, and took two nights alone with John. It was the first time we had truly left the boys for anything more than work or one company Christmas party... so it was a nice treat to just hang out with my husband for a couple of days. Of course by Friday - I was ready to see my little men again... and naturally our flight was delayed by an hour and a half coming home.

I think I looked at about 7 different homes, and had it down to three that were acceptable... but of course had two that really were my favorites. Both for totally different reasons. One had an AMAZING pool, but needed quite a bit of updating that we'd have to fit into our budget and time restrictions with two toddlers. The other was really nice on the inside - move in ready - but didn't have the pool. Ultimately, we chose the one without the pool - with the hope that we can put in a pool next spring/summer if we choose to do that. I think that would be a nice addition for the kids... and we probably could make it prettier doing it to our tastes. Strange thing is that Memphis doesn't really do anything like a community pool - so we won't have access to one unless we come home or put one in.

Anyway - here are some photos of our new house! We will close on it May 25th and will be moving on May 31st. Nothing like quick turn around, right?! Oiy!

I will of course take more pictures once we get settled - there is a total of 4 bedrooms - but only two are pictured... and 3 1/2 bathrooms as well... so look for more photos to come!


  1. Love the floors, love the paint, love the moldings, LOVE THE HOUSE!!!

    I can't wait until we come and visit the Hawkins B7B!

  2. Congrats! It is stunning... wow that backyard is huge.

  3. Very pretty!!! It sounds like your move is coming along!

  4. So pretty! I love the huge backyard!

  5. wow! lovely in so many ways! such an exciting time for you.

  6. OK - so I am finally getting caught up on my blog reading. :) I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see pictures of the Baby Birds playing in that backyard. Praying much for a smooth transition to TN!


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