May 17, 2011

Our First Home....

 Here is a short & sweet tour of our first home...







Lee has been living in this house for 11 years (I think). When I first entered Mr. Pody's home, I knew there was going to be a million few changes... 
EVERY.SINGLE.WALL was white... don't get me wrong, I love white but you felt like you were in an insane asylum. Our first step HAD to be painting.... 
ACTUALLY, the first step was A LOT of shopping for house decor but I want go into that :)

The Foyer


The Kitchen

When I first came along, the counter tops were a beautiful maroon and the floors were white (turned brownish yellow) and maroon checkered laminate. Let's get real, it was HIDEOUS!
So we did some changes that you see below....


The Living Room

I know, I know... you are LOVING the floral couches ;) 
We chose to not buy any new furniture, b/c we knew we would eventually build and wanted to buy all new when the time came....

Our Master Bedroom



Not perfect, but we put a lot of sweat into our little home and did our best to make is "ours."
Lee and I planned on eventually building... Our original plan was to build in 2 or 3 years.
I guess that's what we get for planning, someone else has bigger plans for us :)
We never dreamed we would be ready to build 4 months after marriage, but it just felt right (that will have to be another post, or this post will be EVEN longer;) Soooo, we started the process....

And a part of this process is selling our home....
LONG story short, things did not work out with the original buyers who told Lee YEARS ago they wanted the house... that fell through so last Thursday Lee went to buy FOR SALE signs...
I penciled them Thursday night and Friday afternoon traced it with a marker...

Friday night, when we got home from our date, we decided to go on and put the signs out, it was about 9:00.

 Of course, some little fur ball had to help me...
(Mommy, please don't make me move AGAIN!;)

We put the signs out at 9:00 Friday night and the house SOLD at 10:00 the next morning! It was for sale for 13 hours! 
People were fighting over it! 
(It is in a great location and sits on an acre lot;)

We did not expect it to sale SO quickly! 
Yes, we are VERY thankful... but sometimes when I come home,  I get a little sad:(
We put a lot of work into this house to make it feel like a home...
BUT what makes me feel better about this, we sold it to a family that lost EVERYTHING in the tornado.
We were able to give them all of our furniture too!
She told me she feels like she has hope again and that makes my heart feel so good.
She told Lee she was going to follow him to make sure he took down all of the signs. :)
Oh, and her daughter wanted to know if Lee came with the house as well;) I thought that was cute....
She was SO excited, she even came back the next day to look around and get more pictures.
I could not be more happy for this family...
We are just moving up the road, so they will be our new neighbors as well!
GOD IS SO GOOD!! :)

11 comments:

  1. That is great that you sold soo quickly and to a well deserving family!!! Soo sweet of you to give them the furniture that you don't need anymore!!! It sounds like they have been through a lot and are starting fresh in your beautiful first home!! You guys did a great job with it!!!

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  2. What an awesome experience! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, that is amazing! Congrats! I bet that makes the building process a lot smoother!

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  4. This is a fantastic post! That is so great that it sold not only so quickly but to a family who definitely deserved such a great home. Looking forward to seeing more photos of the new place, too!

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  5. Y'alls current home looks sooo comfy and cozy, no wonder it sold! Congrats, that's great news!!!!

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  6. Love the house tour. And wow 13 hours thats CRAZY!

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  7. How wonderful - congrats on selling your home so quickly!!!

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  8. Congrats on selling your home! I know that must be a huge relief for you guys!

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  9. Congrats! cute blog...thanks for the compliments on my blog, i'm new to blogging so thats really encouraging!

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  10. That is awesome! I am so excited for you and so happy for that family that truly needed a place to call home!!

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  11. Thanks so much! Yes, it made it even better!

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