We are home owners….what?!?! Still so crazy to us! We are so very fortunate to have found a home that we love in the area we wanted! When we started our house hunting adventure we knew we wanted an older home that was full of character. We looked at twelve houses…the newest being built in 1970!
Funny story how we stumbled across this beauty. First problem, it wasn’t even on the market! We had looked at a home a few door downs that we truly loved. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t the home for us. During the hunt our FABULOUS realtor let us know that a house a few doors down might be wanting to sale even though it wasn’t officially on the market. It had been listed, but taken off in the past year. So after some thought we decided it wouldn’t hurt to look! Prepare for this next sentence….I only looked at this house once before we bought it. Once! If you know me at all you know this is way out of character for me!
After our tour of this home we knew we loved it! The character was there, the bones were strong, it just needed a little love! And that is exactly what we wanted, to make a house our home! Throughout our search we prayed that God would lead us to the right home, give us a sign. When we looked at this home, the previous owners had Cardinal statues all over… you know the old school bird knick-knacks that you can find in any antique store? Well, after my grandpa passed away our “reminder” was Cardinals. After I saw a few of these statues I knew. I felt right at home. I didn’t need to tour the home again. And Lawd knows that was not the norm.
So that was it. We bought a home built in 1910 for our first house. Crazy? Maybe, but we are so very ready and even more excited! I cannot wait to share our progress with you guys as we change and built this house into our home!
PS Jonesboro people, if you are looking for a home and need a realtor, Janie Hay is your girl! I promise you won’t be disappointed. She is fabulous!
As always thanks for reading and thank you all so much for your support as we start this wild adventure! Here’s to being up to our elbows in paint!