When we first decided to move to Cumberland, the plan was to rent for 6ish months.
6ish months became 2 years and a second child. But that's ok. It's been wonderful, and I've grown to love our little rental home. We have great neighbors, a quiet street, and we're close to pretty much everything.
But now we're ready to move... hopefully for the last time. And here's the preview!
Here we are! This house is 10 minutes from where we live now, and 5 MINUTES from work/church. That's 50% closer (lazy?)!
It's in a development which wasn't our first plan. Our FIRST plan was to live on a 50 acre beet farm and open a bed and breakfast with table-making demonstrations. But then we started thinking about "grown-up" stuff like school districts and the fact that I don't really like gardening. So we looked elsewhere. I love these giant trees in the front yard. I will make Ben string lights in them every Christmas, Valentines, St. Patty's, MLK, and every other holiday EVER.
The white door is the front door. The room we are about to enter is the one you see in front of us...
The living room! The curtains will promptly be removed. I have been pinning paint ideas on Pinterest and think that this will be the first room I "muralize".
This is the back of the living room, with doors that open onto a...
...private deck. It's not huge, but it's got a fence around it and built in benches. Party central.
It opens into the front yard as well.
Right next door to the LR is the dining room, with another set of doors onto the deck (they REALLY want you to spend time on the deck).
It connects to the kitchen...
Past the kitchen are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. You can guess what they look like (white).
Onto what lies below that railing near the front door...
WOOHOO!!! Best Ever.
When you walk in this is what you look down on directly on your left. Our Christmas tree will kill everyone else's Christmas tree.
Looking up the staircase...
I'm pretty sure planking is over (fingers crossed) but Number One lives his own life.
The big window to the right has a set of doors beside it that lead into the backyard.
This is a bedroom. They all look pretty much like this. There are three more on this floor, and an additional bathroom with a mustard yellow tub (you have to visit to see it).
And Eli's favorite part... an actual yard.
I will finally have an ACTUAL laundry room, an ACTUAL storage room (more boring things only exciting to the homeowner) and Ben will have his king size garage. It's pretty much our dream house :)
I hate writing stuff like this for fear of sounding "braggy" but I don't mean it that way. I'm just thankful and happy and want to share it!
We waited a long time to share this... this was a short sale and we've been in the process of "buying' for almost 6 months... but it feels pretty safe to say we've got it at this point!
Move in date: April 4