Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!

Yesterday was my 27th birthday (can't believe I'm only three years away from 30!!!) and we spent the day at "our" new house. We met the inspector and spent a couple hours running around the house while he finished his inspection. There's a lot of little minor cosmetic stuff that needs to be taken care of, as to be expected, and only one major item that the seller will (hopefully) take care of for us before we close. Everything looked good and we met with our broker after the inspection to sign our loan documents and lock in our rate. Yes, folks, things have been moving right along and our broker is confident that we can change our escrow from a 45 day close date to 30 days! Yippee!
Anyway, here are some more pictures from our venture yesterday of our soon-to-be-if-nothing-gets-jinxed home.

The garage (3 car tandem)
Left side yard
Backyard to right side yard
Patio off formal LR, Dining room, and entryway hall
Dining room looking into kitchen
Kitchen looking back into dining room
Another view of kitchen with hallway leading to garage on left.
Down that hall and to the right is this bathroom:
and down that hallway to the left is this laundry room:
Family Room
Stairway in the entryway of the house
At the top of the stairs looking down into the dining room. If you turn right at the bottom of the stairs instead of left into the dining room, you will hit the downstairs bathroom I just showed and the hallway leading to the garage, family room, and kitchen.
View of upstairs landing. Open door ahead leads to the bonus room. Hallway to the left leads to bedrooms 2 and 3, upstairs hall bathroom, and a small walkin storage closet
Hall bathroom
Bedroom 2. Door on left leads back to the hallway, door on the right leads to jack and jill bathroom shared with bedroom 3.
Bedroom 3. Door on left to j-a-j Bath and to the right leads to hallway.
If you turn left at the top of the stairs instead of going straight to the other bedrooms, you come to the master bedroom. MBR looking into Master retreat.
master retreat looking back into MBR. Doorway on the left leads to closets and Master bath.
Hallway in MBR leading to Master bath. Doors on left and right lead to his and her walk-in closets.
Toilet, tub, and shower in M Bath
M Bath view to the right (Kevin's sink)
And to the left (my sink and vanity)
And then looking back into the MBR
Back down in the kitchen, this is the color and texture of the granite counter tops.

(If you made it to this point, congratulations!) After a full day doing house stuff, we dropped Anslie off at her BFF Ashlynn's house and Kevin and I headed out for a night on the town! We went to a fondu restaurant in La Jolla and I ate so much food I could have popped! I think I gained a few more stretch marks from how distended my stomach was after dinner (literally)! Then we took a short walk to the coves and just watched the waves crash against the cliff (and us, at one point) and the seals beaching themselves in the moonlight. Such a wonderful and romantic night! All in all, it was a pretty nice birthday!

I was so focused on eating I forgot to take pictures of our food before we dug into it...


Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL HOME! And the melting pot all in one day! I'm glad you had a happy birthday!

The Anglesey Family said...

I am soooo happy for you!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE LAUNDRY ROOM!!! Such a cute house!

Tera said...

I love your new house! It looks huge and will give you so much room to grow and raise your family in! I love your kitchen and your master retreat! And your laundry room? Well, it's actually a room and not a closet!

Happy Birthday. I wish we could have gone to the melting pot with you!

Rachelle said...
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Rachelle said...

I'm in awe. What a beautiful home for such lovely people. I love how Ansley is walking from step to step in the back yard. She is so cute and I'm sure she'll have fun "breaking" in the new place. Tee hee hee. I bet Tess will love the yard too! I love the kitchen and the master retreat is such a great idea to use as the baby's room. I can't wait to visit!

Katy said...

Wow! That house is gorgeous... we will have to come down and visit you guys sometime to see it!

TiffanyBedard said...

The house is so amazing! Was the place you had dinner at the melting pot? I wanted Adam to take me there.