Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The New Ditto Residence! (pending inspection)


Well, here it is! It took looking through 70 homes or so to figure out that this was the one we want! Actually, the story is quite miraculous...
I looked at this house while Kelly was in Seattle for training. The day he came back we had an appt to go look at it together, and the owner called to say he had to take it off the market because his wife was contesting the sale of the house (they're going through a divorce) So sad! Then I started to wonder, is this a test of faith and should I be praying for a miracle (the wife changing her mind, etc.)? or is it a sign that this is not the right house for us? Well, the more I prayed, the more I felt that the answer was I should pray for what I want! miracles happen all the time! So I did...and last Friday the house came back on the market! yesterday we made an offer and today we signed papers! yipee!!


I love the kitchen in this house...obviously it needs some new appliances, but it is big and wide open...lots of room for possibilities!


The living/dining area is also wide open...which I LOVE! Lots of space and this pretty mantle/bookcase dealeeo...oh, and there are hard wood floors under the carpet! :)


Although we don't LOVE the location of this house (the street is busier than we like) it does have a big driveway area for the kids to ride their bikes, etc. And if you look in the first pic, you'll see the "mountain" behind the house right in our back yard! I love that too!

Thanks to Denny and Gloria who showed us the 70+ houses I mentioned before and thank Heaven for miracles. Stay tuned for more and better pics without other people's furniture in them!

11 comments:

Ditto Family said...

Super duper excited for you guys!!! I love the living room (especially the arched doorway).

Way to be patient and listen to that still small voice!

Lookin' forward to all the times you will host us in the future : )

Christy said...

Congrats you guys...it looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the follow up pictures

Ann Marie said...

Hey congrats!! That looks great! I'm glad you found somethin you like! Hopefully you'll have a nice dining room table where settlers can be played! I still have to beat you and kelly sometime :)
Congrats again! Exciting stuff!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, the house looks great. Can't wait to come see it! When do you move in?

See you next week!

Brent

A big happy family said...

Your patience paid off! We're so excited for you guys and can't wait to see you house..

jaime said...

It's sooo cute! I love the fireplace/mantle. And I can just picture it with lots of cute vinyl lettering!! :)

Congrats guys!!

Alan, Amber, Jackson and Marcus said...

Yea for you guys! I'm sure that's a huge stress lifted off your shoulders. It's looks nice and big. How many bedrooms? Baths? Upstairs? Downstairs? We want details, girl! hahaha. I guess I'll just have to call you. :) Maybe when life settles a little bit!

Amanda said...

Very cute! I love houses that you can make your own.

Amberli said...

this is so awesome! congratulations! how exciting. it looks adorable and so very annie-esque!

Kendra said...

Not sure if you remember me I knew Kelly back in the day? Kendra Ficek. What a small world this is!!! Becki told me you guys were on here. So you moved to WA congrats!! You have a beautiful family I hope all the best with your new start in WA. Let Kelly know I said hello and congrats.
Kendra Ficek (Cartier)

matthew emilee sarah and jack said...

im so happy for you . hey we have moved into our own place . and doing well . THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PART YOU PLAYED IN KEEPING US TOGETHER