Well I can finally say we are HOME!!! When we moved to Charlotte 4 years ago, we had no idea where we would end up! The city was much bigger than we expected and we knew we wanted to wait for our “forever” home. So we rented in a great area where we were surrounded by so many places that we could walk to! We moved into our condo and made it as homey as possible. We built a lot of memories there but it was never home… we’ll at least it wasn’t ours. About every 6 months we would get the itch to look at homes. So we would jump on the internet and look. About a year ago we really started looking, like meeting with realtors and going inside homes, talk about FUN!!! Each time we left a house we would talk about what we loved and what we would change. Then a light bulb went off, WHY NOT BUILD!!! I never thought this dream would be a reality. We went around to new developments and when we drove into The Mills at Rocky River we both sat quietly, drove around and looked at each other and both knew this would be home to us!
So the next Saturday we came back and actually met with a sales rep. We looked at the models and started putting our wishes and wants into action. Our sales rep was absolutely amazing with us! He was so patient and took us around to different lots until we found one on a culdesac. Then the fun really began. . .
Each week we would come up and look at the progress of our home. Its amazing to see your hard work pay off. We were so blessed to have an amazing team build our house. Each week we could not believe how much they would get done! Seeing the progress was so cool!
As the walls went up we then went in and put verses in our home. This was such an incredible experience.
It was so fun to walk through and see rooms actually come together. . . Then I saw my kitchen and got SOOOO excited! I knew a lot would be happening in this kitchen and my one request was to have ONE BIG sink!!!!
Then the day we have long awaited for happened. . . We CLOSED on OUR home!
We are moved in and getting settled! I pray that this home would be a home filled with love and laughter. I pray this home would be a place of safety and shine bright to others. I pray family, friends and strangers that enter into this home would feel God’s presence and feel welcomed here.
Well, we have lots of extra room now so pack your bags and come and stay with us!! I promise I will cook you something yummy in my kitchen!!!! And now its time to cook! I will have lots of great food to share with you soon! Stay tuned! Ohhhhh and I get to work out right across the street!! YAYA!!! More of that to follow later on!!