Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our New House!!!!

I'm going to have to make an exception to my normal "don't post out of order" rule...because I'm so excited about this post!! We made another trip down to SC for house hunting and my first OB visit, and it was very successful on both accounts!!! We went out on Thursday morning to look at our top 5 houses to see if we had a winner. I had seen 1 of them on our previous trip, but the others were all houses that David had seen and had liked. We knew pretty quickly that we had a favorite, and so returned to the realtor's office to put our offer together. We were a little nervous because the house had only been on the market for 2 weeks. Alot of the other houses had been on the market for several months, so we knew we'd have a lot more bargaining power with those. But we felt a definite peace that this was where God was leading us to, so we put our offer together and waited. We got the call the next morning that they had accepted - not only less than their listing price, but agreed to pay our closing costs AND close in 29 days!!!! I don't know why I was surprised after seeing everything else that God has taken care of in this process, but I was. God is SO good! We are SO excited about this next chapter of our life, and this house is a huge blessing! Gotta love buying a bigger house for less money than what you sold your little house for!!! The backyard really put it over the top for us. It's an amazing space - and I know we are going to enjoy many an evening out there. So here's some pictures for you to have a little taste of it...until you come visit us, that is! :)

The entrance to the neighborhood
Here it is!!!! I LOVE it!

Another front view
The kitchen....is VERY white....can't WAIT to get some paint on those walls for SURE!

You can see the eating area in the kitchen overlooks the backyard

Through that little doorway is the 5th bedroom with a full bathroom. We'll use it as our playroom/guest room (AKA Tutu's Suite!!!)

Okay, now here comes all the pictures of the backyard. Yes, that's a hammock down there...I hope they leave it for me!
David and the kids walking down to the babbling brook that runs behind our house...seriously! You can hear the water from our deck!!! now you can see what sold us!

They have this amazing swing hung from a huge tree WAY up. The kids ALL loved swinging on it. Talk about fun!

So the house has this amazing yard, and then it backs up to what is called a nature easement - a little bit of protected woods...that's where the "babbling brook" is. gorgeous.


Callie on the swing. I must have taken a picture of Jacob on it with my cell phone, because I know he was on it too, but don't have a picture.
Back view of the house. That's our realtor on the deck if you're wondering! :)





This is the clubhouse by our neighborhood pool. It's almost at the end of our court. We turn out of our cul-de-sac (our house is at the end. LOVE that!), turn left out of our court, and there's the pool!!!

Ya'll KNOW that I couldn't buy a house without a pool in the neighborhood!! It was a deal-breaker for us!


17 comments:

Courtney said...

ahhh! i've been DYING to hear!!! it is UNREAL - so PERFECT for you! and get that guest suite ready for the cassada's too!!!! i LOVE it!!

Judy said...

I do believe there are tears in my eyes!! It's beautiful! I am thrilled for you guys!! I'm with Courtney...it looks like the perfect place to visit! God is soooo good! Just rejoicing with you in his goodness!

dandsratz said...

Katy!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! It's ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!! Look at the Lord's blessing for the Schrodt family!! HOW AWESOME!! Katy, it was SO fabulous to hear all about it today on the phone....everything is coming together, and SO perfectly!! I can't WAIT to come visit....pop that baby out, and we're on our way to bring house warmings, and baby love to #4!!! Oh, and you are right...the back yard is out of this world, too!!! :)

Jenn said...

OH.MY.GOSH. It is GORGEOUS!!! It looks and sounds so perfect!! YAY!!! I am so happy for you guys :) :) :)

Heather J said...

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sooo excited - isn't it wonderful how much further your $$$ goes in the south!!!! Now, if only I could find that house in Atlanta!!! Love it - can't wait to visit & play there with you!!!!

anthonyandbeth said...

oh Katy, it brings tears to my eyes! how excited we are for you! God has been SO good and has blessed you abundantly! new amazing job for David, beautiful new home for you all to enjoy, pool to keep you cool until that precious baby boy arrives! could you ask for anything more??? i hope Tutu won't mind sharing her suite. you know i can't wait to come visit! i may be inviting myself more than you care for me to! :) you know how i enjoy a few days with my Katy! :) love you and SO SO SO happy for y'all!

anthonyandbeth said...

oh and that backyard...i can see why it sold you! :) what a combination that house and yard! a dream come true for you I'm sure!

The Stein Family said...

It's beautiful! i'm so happy for you -- i bet you just can't wait to be settled in there and have your family all back under the same roof again! Congrats on all the good stuff going on for you guys right now!

Erica said...

It is beautiful! I am so happy for you and seriously, I am praising GOD for you! His Sovereign hand is truly amazing. Congratulations! What joy is around the corner for the Schrodt family!!!!!

Andrea said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's gorgeous!!!!

Tiffany said...

Katy, how awesome for you guys. It is beautiful. How fun and exciting for y'all, it is so much fun to have a new house isn't it? I know you are.....why am I asking that?...ha...ha

Jen said...

OH MY WORD! I don't even want to know how much farther your money goes down there. That is an awesome house and looks like the perfect yard for the boys. The kitchen reminds me of somewhere I spend a lot of time....

Mandy said...

WOW! That is just amazing!! So happy for you guys:) Congratulations!!!

The Schaper Scene said...

Congratulations! I LOVE that backyard!

the mccollums... said...

katy...i'm freaking out here...the pics are beautiful!!! So great...can't wait to see it sometime, I hope. :)

Heidi said...

Oh Katy! God is so good! I am so happy for you guys. I know you can't wait to get there and make it your very own home and to start creating new memories!

Heidi said...

It wouldn't let me comment on the nephew post so I'll comment again on this one. He is absolutely beautiful!! I know you want to get your hands on him for sure. Tiny little guy!