The quest to find the perfect home for us was tough. We toured about 30 homes when we first put ours up (thinking it would go quickly). Then there was a dry spell for a while. When we got the offer, we hit the pavement running! But it was tough. We saw quite a few that were just beautiful homes, but they had a yard the size of a postage stamp, or were really close to a busy road. Not happening!
Ideally, we were wanting to find something oh-so-convenient to Chad's work and Lifetime Fitness. We did look at a few homes in close proximity, but they just didn't make the cut. We finally had it whittled down to 2 homes in West Jordan, within 1/4 mile of each other. They each truly had one-ups on the other. It was a difficult decision. We ended up going with a home with a great, private backyard. Rambler, twice as big as what we're in now. Nice, big living areas. A beautiful den with great built-ins. A craft area with built-ins (now I've got to take up a hobby!). It's going to be great. The elementary, middle, and high schools are within walking distance.
The next few weeks will be consumed with packing, cleaning, transitioning (thankfully the Barnetts, my in-laws are taking us in for a couple of weeks, bless their hearts!). But here is a sneak-peek at the house:
Backyard. We'll be taking out the trees in the middle of the yard and moving them elsewhere. The boys need to be able to kick a ball unobstructed.
Lovely, usable den!