May 19, 2009

Found a house

We looked at some houses last night. There aren't a whole lot to choose from that are in our estimated price range and what we want, but there are a few. The first one was a manufactured home on 4 acres. The house was built in 2000 and there were fenced off areas where the people had cows and chickens etc.

Well, this house has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, but it has taken a beating. Apparently the people have anywhere from 5-7 kids, several of them big boys, and they have worked that house over. The acreage is a big deal for this area, so they are pricing it right at $100,000. Um, no, sorry.

The second place was another manufactured home on 5 acres, built in 2002. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is very, very nice. It looks brand new, has the biggest bathtub I have ever seen, has a separate office, the biggest master closet I have ever seen, both a dining room and eat-in kitchen and two living areas! Not to mention a large fenced in area around the house, plus the rest of the land. My husband's jaw dropped when he saw a HUGE hot tub in the back, but we don't know if it goes with the house or not. That's his dream :) This house is over the $100,000 mark, but rightly so.

We've decided to make an offer on this one after we get our finances in order and speak with a bank. I would like to post the listing so all can see, but I'd rather wait until I have pictures of my own. There's a lot of information on the listing that I'd rather not disclose to the whole world :)

I made a whole dress for me yesterday! I unexpectedly came across a large piece of lightweight fabric in a pretty blue polka dot print. So I found my old maternity pattern that is A-line and very simple, cut it out, and sewed it up. The back is kind of large and poofy, but overall it works fine. I'll have to do a picture later. I have lots of sewing projects lined up in my head :) I want to make another dress or two for me, a church dress for each of the girls, at least 1-2 summer outfits for them, a baby quilt and layette, and start school clothes for next year. My daughters really enjoy wearing dresses, the frillier the better, so I want to make several multi-purpose jumpers for them to wear next year, plus whatever dresses I can whip up or find on sale.

The quilt I am planning will be like this one, just with different fabrics, but still pink and white. The important thing is cutting all the squares the SAME SIZE!!! I have some cute prints in mind to buy. Can't go wrong with pink and white for a baby girl.

Oh, and back to names. I was surprised that many picked Isabella. It's not my favorite but I don't hate it. I've always liked 'Eden' as well, but it doesn't have an 'a' at the end, which is what I wanted. Seems kind of wrong to break the trend. I also saw a new one, 'Julissa' a combo of Julie and Melissa. Kinda cute. I used to like 'Callista' too, but no one else did.

Well, keep 'voting' :)


true blessings said...

HI~ My daughter's name is Julissa Sarai,, and the younger one is Clarissa Juliet, about Eden Isabella??

ElleBee said...

Isabella is one of my favorites. I also really like Arabella, which means "Answered Prayers". I like Callista too. A friend at church has a daughter named Callista and they call her Cally.

DeNiece Barnes said...

I will be praying that you guys get the house of your dreams and that it fits into you guys budget, you are such an inspirtional and you guys deserve it, tell the girls I said hello, and stop by and visit me on my blog soon. I would love to see pictures when you guys get and move into the new home.

Anonymous said...

A little girl at my church is named Juella after her great-grandmother. They sometimes call her Ella.

I pray you get the house, sounds wonderful!


*Michigan Momma* said...

I can't wait to see pics of your new dress! I have some fabric just waiting for me to sew....but I'd have to make a nursing dress, and those are so much harder. I think I'll just whip up some skirts instead.

Good luck on the house hunt!!

vehementflame said...

could this be the house?? oh, I hope you get one son so you can pack up and be settled before B_A_ B_Y...isabell, callista, Eden....? I like Eden- that's real nice. Youre pretty brave- I would never reveal the secret list of ideas we had for our babies. I waited until they were born to name them though. I had to see them first- and of course know the sex-is that weird? so are you ging to get chickens and goats at your new house?