Friday, February 1, 2008

A great birthday present!


We have been tirelessly searching for our new home for about six months ~ long before actually arriving in Florida. We spotted a house about three months ago and it was the first one that both Greg and I were truly excited about. It was everything we were looking for: newer home, great layout, centrally located between all of our parents, easy access to the airport, gated community, lots of kiddos Carson can pal around with, close to great schools, etc. It was in pre-foreclosure which made it an amazing deal, but little did we know how much patience it would take to actually close the deal. After going round and round with the bankers and realtors, we were about ready to give up. The day after my birthday, we got the call that they finally accepted our offer! We close in one week and are giddy with excitement. As strange as it sounds, I already feel like it is home. We really feel that this is going to be a great place for us to raise our babies, host family events and feel like we are part of a nice community. We had the chance to meet a few neighbors and already they are planning a welcome party so we can meet everyone! Very cool people ~ such a bonus on top of the absolute steal we got on the house ~ YIPPPEEEEE!!!

6 comments:

Boudreaux said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! It is great to see that you guys are getting to settle in and put down some roots. I am enjoying your blog. Carson is growing up so fast. He's so adorable. Wishing you all the best. ~Jody

Marianne said...

I just stumbled on to your blog. Whoo hoo! I am excited that we can peek into your life now. Hope you had a wonderful birthday and I am glad you found a place that you can all call home. I love being home. There is something so special about it.

Can't wait to see what is in store for the Wilburs.

Erica & Colin said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I can't wait for the grand tour in April. We can hardly wait for the small group reunion!!

Congratulations on your new home!

pops said...

WAY TO GOOOOOOOO!!!! GLAD ALL IS WELL??? KEEP US POSTEDAS TO HOUSE DETAILS??/

Gayle said...

That's the best birthday gift ever!! Is my room ready yet?!!

todd said...

gorgeous house. congratulations. don't forget about us houstonians.