I just realized this past week that we had past our third anniversary since becoming homeowners. A dream that was several years in the making. It took us nearly 3 years of living out in Las Vegas to finally find a home that not only worked for us, but also that worked with the timing of my husband’s deployments.
Finding the right mortgage lenders, the perfect area to live in, and agreeing on what we wanted in a home took some time. We actually almost moved into another home, but the inspection wasn’t up to par, and a week before closing that home fell through. That home was a bit of a fixer. I know many people especially in this economy who bought foreclosed homes in need of major renovations and had to get a 203k loan in order to fix it.
It is amazing the way life works out for you. Instead of that house in need of some fixing up, we ended up finding a brand new home that had fallen out of contract and worked perfectly into our time table before my husband’s next deployment.
Our baby napping in a furniture-less home!
We love our home, and three years later we have done a lot, and brought a lot into our home. We had our backyard landscaped, bought our first “grown up” matching furniture, decorated a nursery, are decorating a second nursery, changed our formal dining room into a playroom, and added a wall of family photos. We have added many many memories to the frame of our home. A hundred different firsts have happened in this home, and with the new baby on the way, a hundred more will happen.
Even with all that, there is still so much I would like to do.
- With very high ceilings, and interesting architecture I have not been able to paint the walls myself. I’d like to add a splash of color to pretty much every room in our home.
- I’d love to get a fancy backsplash put in the kitchen, and add pulls to the cabinets to give it a mini facelift.
- I’d love to add organizational systems to each of our closets, and one in the garage.
- And while I am talking about changes, there are a few light fixtures I’d like to change out in the bathrooms.
- I’d love to replace the builder’s standard mirrors.
(Whew, I may have put the husband in a panic attack with this list!)
Yes, that is the baby on the counter – no I didn’t leave him there…
I’m sure we will make many of those changes over the next couple of years, and one day we may even make the choice that we need different things from a home and choose to move. For now the simple joy of owning our own home, going to bed feeling safe at night, being able to open the shades to our windows without worry of strangers walking by and peaking in, and all the memories we have made in this house have already turned it into a home.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Happy Third Anniversary Knight Home!
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by My Prospective Mortgage. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.
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