As I mentioned last week, if you have been wondering where I have been - here it is! B and I bought our first home together in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. I fell in love with this neighborhood this past spring visiting a co-worker at her house. (Thanks Jamie!)
When we got back from our honeymoon in June, we decided to start open house hopping. We were NOT planning on actually buying a home until spring or summer of 2016. We just wanted to see what neighborhood we would want to live in. We lived in a condo in Falls Church, VA and we wanted to be closer to work, have a big yard, and not pay a gazillion dollars for a house. When we came out to Alexandria, I knew we had found the place I wanted to live. We love our hood! We have a plethora of small biz all around, which makes this gal a happy camper!
When we went into this house's open house in June, I fell hard. It has hard wood floors just like the house I grew up in and everything else is brand new. Which made it hard to beat in my book, a turn-key house for our first home?! Yes, please! I was so sad knowing it would go off the market by the time we could afford it next year. After a big wedding we were pretty tapped out and started saving again for a house when we got home from Mexico.
Lucky us, no one else seemed to love it - WHY!? I have no idea. So, the price dropped quite a bit and Brad and I knew we had to take the plunge. It was now or never. I knew if we didn't make an offer, we would both be wondering if we missed out on "our" home. Well.... maybe I felt more that way - I had no idea I was going to get so emotionally invested so quick! But, alas, I did and we jumped! Now this baby is all ours!
Obviously we were crazy excited to close! Left work early, signed our names a thousand times, got the keys and drove over immediately!
Below are a few pics of when we moved in. All shiny and new! I can't wait to show you room-by-room our transformation :)
I am so excited to take you on the journey of sprucing up our first home! I am loving nesting into this house and making it our own. It is a slow and steady process, but I wouldn't want it any other way!
As always, thanks for reading.