Saturday, April 24, 2010

wow that was fast

if you blinked you missed it!

our house was listed on wednesday the 21st

we accepted an offer last night friday the 23rd!!

holy cow!!

two days on the market!

(*i must clarify that it is subject to financing, so we will know 100% if it is a done deal by april 30th)

we had 3 showings...that's it.

our realtor said that was good traffic as his other listings were not getting any showings and no offers.

pretty sure god was taking care of us.

pretty sure we are going in the right direction and listening to him.

even though leaving my amazing sister and my amazing friends is going to be one of the hardest things i will have to do, i feel in my heart we are meant to be back in vancouver.

i am so excited for sophia to get to know my parents, her grandparents.

i am happy for her. i am happy for my parents. i am happy for chris.

which in turn makes me happy.

leaving our house is going to be another hard thing to do.

this is the house sophia was brought home from the hospital in.

sophia's first room.

i want to just take it with us.

i know i will be able to do it. it's just all happening so fast!

we have had a year where things were not happening.

so going from nothing to moving at lightening speed is hard to adjust to again.

i much prefer moving at lightening speed then being stuck.

even though i have complained about our house, how i am so over the red paint, the lack of being able to buy new decor and even though i have taken it for granted i truly love this house.

it is the house we became a family in and we have been so lucky to own our own house. truly lucky.

these are the photos the realtor took for our listing.

so here is our happy little house...

the sky is so blue here. it can be gorgeous and sunny and the next minute snow. in fact it is snowing as i type this

our house

we just replaced our dishwasher for selling, we handwashed for a year. blah. i now love doing dishes

ourkitchen

i had meant to take out the step stool and basket for the picture, but the realtor was too fast

dining room

i love this cozy room, and my thick soft rug

greatroom

our master bedroom minus the curtains that i tried to fix and ended up ruining, ahem, oops

master bedroom

upstairs bath aka sophia's bathroom

upstairsbath

the little ms' room. no more bed rail. that's right sophia is a full fledged big girl. no more pullups at night...she is basically a teenager now...waaahhh. as much as i will miss this room i am excited to decorate her big girl room!

sophia's room

our multi purpose room. we do a lot of living down here. it may not be pretty but it works.

basement two

there is more to the house (chris' office, laundry room/storage, second bathroom) but i showed you the main roooms.

i hope whoever moves into the home is happy here.

i will get back to blogging soon. i haven't taken one picture of sophia since easter.

i have other things to write about but for now this is what is consuming us so it get's first blogging priority.

i hope you all are having a great weekend!!

5 comments:

Allikaye's Mama said...

Oh wow! Praise the Lord that it sold that fast! I love that you shared the pics of your house...fun! I am a snoopy snoop - so I loved that little tour! And I am kinda jealous that you get to decorate a new space! That will be so fun...I complain sometimes about being sick of my decor/paint/etc and just want a clean slate! So yay!!
Keep thinking of the positives of moving...and take lots of pictures!!

I just emailed you btw! But now you might want to hold out on sending me your addy - until you get a new one!!!

xoxoxo!

Just Bob said...

Laura,

Congrats!!! I know you are sad, but dad is happy for you. You will get over the trauma of leaving friends and your first house. Your mom and dad are veterans of moving on to new digs. Always remember you leave one group crying but their is always a new group smiling when you move into the new location.

Dad will be busy when he gets home....and excited all at the same time.

amanda said...

no wonder it sold so quickly friend - it's beautiful!!

and while things are going quickly i am sure in the long run this really is what's best! you guys are going to be so happy in your new home...i just can't wait to see all the new memories you get to make!

take care of you and happy packing :)

xo

Chris said...

Your house is great! And even though it's going fast, it's a wonderful thing that it sold. You'll be able to start looking for your next place to make your home! Enjoy the process. :)

Chelle said...

Ohmygoodness honey! That is AMAZING!! I do love your home, though--I can see how it sold so quickly! :)

I think about all of the memories we have created in this home and dread the day that we'll have to move...it's hard isn't it?!

Can't wait to see your new home! xoxo