Monday, September 28, 2009

Decisions, Big Ones

This is the stack I ended up with after the 2nd day of The Hunt. We still had 1 more day to go too. I think my bag on the way home was at least 20 lbs heavier because of all the brochures from homes we'd seen.

Charlotte, a virtual wagon wheel or spider's it were. The green line is the beltway - 485 that circles the whole metro area...the red are the main arteries that travel in and out of uptown. After being on a grid so long, I can tell THIS is going to take some time to get used to.
The silver lining? If there is a jam-up or accident, there is always another route to get you there...

All of the roads in Charlotte, pretty much look like this....I believe this is Providence Rd. There is an intersection in Charlotte where Providence and Providence meet and Queens and Queens meet....Confused yet? Good, because I am too.
We saw about 30 homes and were working so hard to weigh everything our family needs & wants. It was not an easy task, but we were able to narrow it down to a few options.
Especially important to us are the schools that the kids will attend, the distance to Chris' job, and to the church (freeway accessibility).
It is a beautiful city, and we are so excited to call it home...soon....
Drumroll, please!
Ta Da! This is our new home (well, pending the close, slated to happen in about 2 months)

...and here is the backyard....can't you just SEE the kids running, playing, and building forts back there? I can.


  1. SO awesome! I can't wait to see it in person.

    Love your new blog background, btw.

  2. awwww wow!! thats gorgeous!!! i love it! man... i can't wait to see pics of those cute critters in their new pad!! congrats!

  3. Very nice and just your style. Here's to a smooth close and a quick sale on your house so you can pack and not show anymore!

  4. Oh, my word...that house is GORGEOUS!! And all that lawn and those trees to boot. So happy for you guys!

  5. Wow, that house is awesome! You are making me think I might have to make a cross-country trip one of these summers. I'm so happy you were able to find something so great so quickly. Now, out of the 30 or so you saw, where did this one fit in? One of the first you saw or one of the last? The one we ended up getting was the second house we saw, although we looked at quite a few. And it wasn't initially my first choice. But it kept creeping back into my mind. It's the one we were meant to have.

  6. Why didn't you choose the big one? (HA HA HA) Hey I love the way it looks. Great choice!

  7. Love the house, yes we totally need to get together before you leave. You don't have to buy me lunch though. haha. But we can totally go to lunch. I have caught some kind of monster cold this week but maybe next week. I miss my Nat!

  8. WOW...I want to move to the south!! Can't wait to see pics of the inside! LUCKY!

  9. Congrats Nat. It is a beautiful house and area. Good luck selling in Salt Lake. We just bought this summer otherwise we might have been looking :) and the table runner is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the beach but man I really miss the Fall. Again, Congrats on getting a beautiful house. Good luck.