Monday, April 2, 2012

New House!

We have officially started our new house!  We've been looking for houses for a LONG while.  We looked and looked...walked through several houses and nothing felt right.  Even houses where we thought this would be nice there was a lot of fixing up to do and we just don't have the time or energy to do so.  We then started looking into building a home.  There are several builders in the area and we met with 3 of them that we heard were good.  We decided to go with a company called Eaglewood Homes.  They are based out of Meridian, Idaho but have someone down here working it all together!! We absolutely love the company and couldn't be more happy with how things are going.

The picture above is the lot we purchased. We went with a lot in a town 5 minutes out of Twin Falls known as Kimberly. We choose Kimberly mainly for the school district. We have heard that it's one of the best schools in the area and the website says it's one of the top in the nation. We choose this lot because the sun rises in the back and sets in the front and it's at the backside of the neighborhood. There is a road behind us and then a field for someone's farm.  There are NO plans to build behind us any time soon.  And the lot next to us (to the right) is empty and will probably be built up in the next year.  It's a neighborhood with young families and we hear there are MANY BBQ's during the summer and lots of play dates during the weeks.  I've heard from a friend that lives in there that as far as she's aware there are only 2 mother's that work...all the others are stay at home mom's! Not that I stay home but I am home enough to schedule play dates and get to know other mother's in the neighborhood!  Brady and I drive out there pretty much every other day and on the warm days there are so many young children playing and families going for walks! Everyone seems very friendly and wave as we drive by. One of Brady's co-workers lives in the neighborhood and she said people are already talking and excited for new families to be in to the neighborhood! We are very excited for this new move - the neighborhood was very important to us and a hard decision to choose. We could have moved in to a neighborhood that we've loved from the time we moved here but it just seemed like it was all older couples with the children grown up and moved out. We REALLY didn't want to live in a neighborhood where we'd be the "young" family.

The house we are building is a two story, 2087 square feet home.  It will have 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath.  Family room and living room (with a fireplace), granite counter tops and hardwood floors.  Walk in pantry which I LOVE and the laundry room is upstairs with all the bedrooms - no hauling laundry up and down the stairs!  And the best part...a soaker tub! The tub will be awesome after my 12 hour night shifts to relax and rest my muscles. Brady is pretty excited about the 3 car garage so he can set his tools up.  I am also anxious for the great backyard for the boys to play in. In the package the yard will be finished with sod and a full sprinkler system.

We are feeling very blessed and spoiled as we have gone through this process so far.  We are so so so excited for this new change in our lives and to finally feel settled!! It's no fun renting and thinking "where do we go next?"  We can't wait!!

{I have more pictures of the house but my computer memory is full and won't let me download any more pictures off the camera. Dumb. We are going to buy a hard drive to transfer our 11,000 pictures on to and then that will free up a lot of space!}


Melinda said...

That is so exciting, congratulations! I have been to Kimberly one time, and it is the cutest little place, we traveled there one time to go to the adorable quilt barn store (I'm sure you know what I'm talking about)and all the people were so nice. I can't wait to see more photos, that is so exciting!

Bree said...

How exciting!! We are happy for you guys!! Good luck and have fun picking everything out for you new house!
p.s. The boys are adorable!!!