Saturday, February 26, 2011

our new (rental) HOUSE!!!

We are really really excited about this place so don't be surprised if you are bombarded with exclamation points and excitement :)

This house is perfect for us!! I've been on a pretty crazy house hunt the past few months and when I am on a mission to find something great for a great price- I become a little obsessed!  I found this place on Monday and had our application sent in by that evening.  We went down to Dayton yesterday and the owners called us today with the fab news: We got the house!!  The rent fits within the military housing stipend- and leaves enough leftover to cover utilities- which was our goal in the hunt.

It's only 8 minutes away from the most amazing YMCA ever! and that Y just happens to be right next to Meijer!! and the church is just another mile down the road from that.  We are just around the corner from a huge park with playgrounds and a free splash pad. Plus- the neighborhood has a pool!!! Kent's time will be split between Dayton Children's hospital and the Base hospital and the house sits right between the two!

The only thing that stresses me out is FILLING the house.  It gives us so much more space than our now cramped apartment- but we don't have enough stuff to fill that many rooms.

We are definitely going to need a lawn mower!
and a barbecue and patio furniture!!  Those things may have to wait awhile, though.
The master bedroom is so big and nice. It's even got an attached master bath.
There are two sinks, the toilet/shower area, and a walk-in closet with built in shoe shelves!!
There are three other bedrooms and another bath on the top floor.  The kiddos play room is GINORMOUS :)
and one of the rooms makes a perfect study/nursery.

On the main floor you've got the kitchen which I LOVE! It's so nice and bright and OPEN.  The island stays- but we'll need stools!
and also a 1/2 bath, the dining room, family room, and a living room!
 And then finally- there's a huge unfinished basement with built in food storage shelves and an additional craft room!
 I feel like it's the perfect house and it's going to make leaving Toledo just a little bit less difficult!!  Plus- we'll have lots of extra room for visitors to come!!!

20 comments:

yaya said...

Let me be the first to say "Congrats to you guys!!!"..the house looks awesome and perfect for your family. What a ton of space and the yard is wonderful for the those boys! Looks like the prayers were answered. Believe me, you will find "stuff" to fill in the blanks. Think of all the great yard sales to hunt and find great buys. Good job!

Kristen said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! (How's that for exclamation points?! :) Thats super exciting that you guys got the house! Just what kind of square footage is that house anyway?! It's looks HUGE! The kitchen is amazing! The whole house seems bright and cheerful. I hope you guys are out celebrating right now that it's yours!

Rebecca said...

Looks great! It kind of looks like a Kettering neighborhood--am I right? Where exactly is it, and what ward will you be in?

Amy and Craig said...

congrats on getting the place! Don't worry too much about filling it, we'll come down to visit and take up any extra space! :>

Linz said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! Congrats! That looks wonderful!!

Jason & Shannon said...

Wow! It looks amazing! The back yard area looks great (from what I could see) for your kids!

Cynthia said...

Congrats Leisy!! So glad to hear you guys got the house. It sounds perfect!! Extra space is a good excuse to save up for nice furniture.

Jessica said...

That looks amazing! Congrats on finding such a wonderful place!

Nate and Jessica said...

It looks amazing! Perfect in so many ways. If you want any details on your $$$ (I'm assuming its the same amount as us) then shoot me an email. Taxes take out lots more than we expected...but there's still plenty...just a head's up. And we moved our own stuff and made a bunch of money. Have you looked into that?

dockters said...

Hooray!! This house looks amazing and just perfect! I'm so excited for you guys!! I can't wait to come and visit! You are going to have tons of room. Your boys are going to be in heaven...especially with that basement! Congrats!

Delaps said...

So glad that things are falling into place perfectly for you guys. It looks fantastic!

boysmum2 said...

How awesome to find somewhere that you like. How long would you get to stay in Dayton for? Is the house available for that whole time?

Jill Lau said...

Yeah, it looks great. I am so happy you found something!!

Erin said...

COOOOOOOOL! Lovely find and congrats!!

Laney said...

love the kitchen!

Michelle said...

Woohooooo!! That is absolutely beautiful and SO big!! I'm so excited for you guys. :D!

HowellAZ said...

Ok, now I can totally see why you had your heart set on this place. It's fabulous! Enjoy!

Maria said...

Wow! What a find! Have fun, it's exciting to move into a new place!

brittani c. said...

You found a house! Wow, it's beautiful and it sounds like it's in a perfect location. :)

Susan said...

Wow! Congrats. Don't worry about filling the rooms, you'll find they fill themselves.