Newness and Peace


It’s been a rough couple of weeks. I’ve eluded to the fact that we’ve been in the process of buying a house via twitter and instagram, but I didn’t really want to spill the beans until it was official. I guess I’m a bit superstitious about these sorts of things.¬†We bought a house, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

Shy of two months ago, we started really¬†looking to buy a house. Chris is now in an awesome job that he loves, so settling down felt right. Getting a realtor also felt right. The houses we looked at didn’t really. I could see myself making a few of them work, but with hesitation.

I remembered my friend Nikki had told me that her husband’s job was relocating them to North Dakota. I hadn’t been to her house before (what kind of friend am I?), but I was pretty sure it was in Draper. My husband really wanted to live in Draper and I had heard some good things about the neighborhoods there, too.

I visited her and fell in love with her house. Then we bought it.

I’m nothing short of emotional over the fact that Chris and I are at the point where we can settle down and our kids will have solid childhood memories of this place.

Moving in has taken us what feels like a million years, but as we tackle it I’m getting a million ideas for how we will love this space. I can’t wait.

In the mean time, Penelope is enjoying her perfect sandbox.

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    1. May sound silly but thanks for saying getting a realtor felt right !!!!!! That’s what I do and some people don’t value the service we provide . Congrats !!!!!

    2. Kim says:

      Long-time reader, rarely, of ever commenter here. Congratulations! My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home (it’s a short sale so it’s a huge process) so I’m looking extra-forward to your posts as we e,bark on similar journeys right now!

    3. Angela says:

      Congratulations! I love when things just fall into place and you know it is right!

    4. Celeste says:

      Yay! it looks so great. I can’t wait to come over and see the place. (Did I just invite myself over? I might have.)

    5. shalini says:

      Congratulations, and what a cool sandbox it is!

    6. Emily says:

      Congrats! Glad I didn’t miss the announcement. :) Can’t wait to see more!

    7. Heidi says:

      Congratulations! So exciting! That is so cool that you bought your friend’s house.

    8. Clara says:

      Congrats on the new home! I live in Draper and my family and I love it!

    9. ira lee henson says:

      thats great news!!! happy painting- ughhh thats the worst part! lol i cant wait to see pictures of before and after- so dont forget!!! ;)

    10. Jamie S says:

      Congratulations on the new house (and welcome to the neighborhood.)

    11. Joy says:

      Congratulations!! That must be wonderful! We have bought two houses (sold one, the other’s now a rental) but didn’t get to stay in either more than two years because we are a military family. Selling was so stressful I said I never wanted to buy again,but now, a year later, I’m really wishing for a “home.” Enjoy!

    12. Julia says:

      I am so happy for you! I’m sure the fire scare was a little unsettling a couple days ago. I will certainly have to come over when you’re ready for visitors!

    13. kristin says:

      so cool – what a great house story. you look like you have a fantastic backyard at very least! have fun settling in and making it your own.

    14. This is exciting news!!! congrats! so happy for you :)))

    15. Tamara says:

      Congrats! I’m so excited for you! Such a big step, isn’t it?! Good luck moving it all in and have fun with your very own walls and floors!!!

    16. Tara says:

      That’s great news! My husband and I bought our first home two years ago and we couldn’t be happier. Congrats to you all!

    17. Jenn says:

      So happy for you Melissa! I will feel so grown up once we buy. Enjoy the new place. Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

    18. Yay Melissa!!! Congratulations, now that you’re just over the hill lets get together, we should have a little creative marketing reunion!

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    20. what the heck, my comment when crazzzzy. sorry!

    21. Muffin G says:

      HOLY MOLY! I love Nikki’s house! I can see that house being a perfect fit for you! Hooray! So happy for you! But you do realize you’ll get more than a bucket of snow there! Ha haa ha! j/k! Congrats!

    22. dana says:

      you bought Nikki’s house?? Too funny! And cool :)

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