Monday, July 2, 2012

Homeowners!

We're officially homeowners again!  We closed remotely, as previously discussed here.  Thankfully, our lender moved our paperwork to the front of the line and was able to get it all to the title company in record time so we could sign the docs before we headed out of town (and we would just have to fund the following day).  The only hiccup was that the sellers' paperwork was delayed because they were sailing off the coast of Florida and tropical storm Debby slowed down FedEx's delivery schedule.

But despite all of that, we closed and picked up the keys to our new house from our realtor on our way home from the airport!

(if we look excited but tired, we were.  we had been up since 4:45 am to catch our 7:05 flight!)

Of course we've been spending lots of time at the house.  Here's some iPhone shots from around our new digs.

Zoey's just chilling in the middle of the living room.


I love our huge crepe myrtles.  You can't really tell from the picture, but the flowers are pink and so pretty.  Not to mention the trees add such great privacy in our back yard.


Justin holding up our new entry way chandelier for size.  When you see the old one, you can understand why I was in such a hurry to find a new one!  


For those of you who are wondering, we've officially decided to go with white marble.  And don't worry, we will also be replacing those sweet cabinet handles. 


Justin was honing his MacGyver-skills and rigged up the hose to drain out our fountain, which is in desperate need of good cleaning. 


And my favorite of them all . . . sweet Riley and Zoey peeking out the backdoor.  


And I have to give a shout out to two sweet bloggers who I met up with this weekend.  First, Elz picked me up some amazing chocolate and almond croissants at the new Trader Joe's.  I knew we'd get along just fine when I discovered she was also addicted to TJ's mini peanut butter cups.     

Then I went over to Megan's house from Honey We're Home to check out her white marble counters.  It was so thoughtful of her to let us come check them out so we could see how they've worn before we made a decision.  Yippee for sweet friends met through the blogosphere! 

Hope your week is going well and you're ready for the 4th!

20 comments:

  1. Congrats! Happy for yall. I am so excited to see all the wonderful ways you will make this home yours! xoxo

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  2. Congrats! So jealous you got to hang out with Megan. Hope to meet up with all of you sometime soon.

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  3. congrats on the new place! its going to be amazing -especially after you put your hands on it! Love the new chandy as well.

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  4. It's going to be gorgeous!! I love the light fixture, floors and those cabinets will rock some new jewelry. Happy for you!!

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  5. Congratulations!! The marble is going to be SOOOO nice - can't wait to follow along. And I love the light fixture!

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  6. The peeks you've showed us look so good so far! That chandelier is awesome! We were happy to have you over, I hope your marble holds up for you- it will be gorgeous! And thank you again for the flowers- they are still beautiful:) Happy 4th!!

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  7. Fun! There is nothing like a fresh start on decor in a new place!
    xAmy

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  8. Fun! There is nothing like a fresh start on decor in a new place!
    xAmy

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  9. Yippee!! Can't wait to see it all...congrats! and love your new chandy...we have the same one in our DR!

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  10. SA-WEET!!!!! I'm so excited that everything went as planned and it's all DONE...well, not *done* done...more of like over the first hurdle, right? (c: It's absolutely gorgeous and I know you're busy making it *perfection*! I CAN'T WAIT!

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  11. SO exciting! I can't wait to see more of the new place! Good luck with everything : ) PS. LOVE the white marble, you won't regret it.

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  12. Congrats! It looks lovely! And you can never go wrong with white marble :)

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  13. congratulations! so happy for you!

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  14. just stumbled across your blog--super cute. also, I grew up with wire haired fox terriers (close cousin to the airedale)... so many similarities! my parents want an airedale sometime soon :) yours are so precious. love them.

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  15. Congratulations, I'm glad everything went smoothly! I can't believe you'd want to get rid of that original light fixture ;-) Can't wait to see what you do to the place!

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  16. Your new home is full of so much possibility. I can't wait to see the floors you select-not that the carpet isn't lovely. Ahem. Congrats again.

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  17. SOOOO excited for you guys! You will make every last detail just beautiful. Wow. . so fun! Love the marble.

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  18. Ahhh! I am SO behind on my reading...CONGRATS Emily!! So so exciting! Can't wait to check out the video tour! xo

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