Monday, September 8, 2014


I have finally found the time to sit down and blog about this very exciting journey we have started as HOMEOWNERS!!!!!!! 
and OFFICIALLY Raleigh, NC residents again!!

Last Friday, August 29th (to be exact) we signed over our lives the papers to our very first home that WE purchased! 
Super exciting stuff here y'all!
I really can't find the words to describe the pride we feel in owning this house. We accomplished this all on our own without any help, well except the bank loan of course. Jared and I have seriously come a long way since we first starting dating. No more mustard sandwiches and air mattresses for these kids :) well, for now at least. 
We feel so blessed and thankful to be able to do something like this and can't say enough about how truly supportive and kind our family and friends have been through this process. We love you all dearly. 
Ok, enough with the cheesy stuff, on to the pictures.
oh you, know just opening our door for the first time ever
After closing we went to a celebratory lunch, because naturally you need something to de stress after signing roughly 5,000 pieces of paper and seeing all those numbers, at Cowfish Sushi and Burger Bar in North Hills. 
We have been wanting to it try forever and lunch was the prefect time because it wasn't jam-packed. This place lived up to every single fabulous review I have heard. The food was out of this world delicious. To top it all off we had been talking to our waitress about how we had just finished closing on our house and she went above and beyond for us. She had all the servers come out, sing a special song, hit the gong, gave us the most scrumptious and ridiculously large piece of chocolate cake AND had the manager comp our entire meal. 
We were already planning on coming back because the food spoke for itself but after service like that, we will for sure be returning soon. 
The owners before us had these adorable wooden gliders on the front porch that we fell in love with. Of course Jared wanted them written into the closing deal. He just loves negotiating. Perfect for him to sit and harass the neighborhood kids about his lawn. Dreams really do come true ;) 
The movers came on Thursday and I couldn't of been more excited to see that gigantic truck carrying all f our belongings! They picked our stuff up in Kernersville on August 18th. So we have been living on an air mattress (oh the irony) and out of suitcases for nearly 3 weeks! I shed a tear when I saw our bed come off that thing. 
We caved and bought this fancy French champagne that I have been wanting to try forever. It lived up to all my champagne dreams. I don't know if I can ever go back after tasting something so yummy. Guess I will have to find more things to, finally deciding an area rug. I definitely think that deserves a bottle, or two. 
Jared said it was absolutely necessary that we used our wedding toasting flutes 
A little bit about the house? 
Well, it is a traditional North Raleigh split level home. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with the most insane back yard and deck you could imagine. It is located in the North Hills area in an old established neighborhood with the most gorgeous trees. I am obsessed to say the least. I get so giddy and happy-teary-eyed  thinking about all the exciting and expensive things that are going to happen in this home. 
Did I mention I love our backyard...?
yep, this is right behind our house. Never would guess a massive shopping center is a mile away. 
the slide will be removed soon, we all know it is a liability with some of our friends. 
this is not our stuff or our picture, but the best way to show off our back deck. 
can we technically say we have waterfront property? 
Apologies for the long post. I am clearly freaking obsessed with our house. 
We love it so much that we knocked down three walls, ripped up carpet, and busted tile the day after moving in, but more on that later in other home update posts. 

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