Today was Ian's day off and we went driving in some of the neighborhoods we dream about living in. Our dream home includes:
Built in the 1950's-1970's
Big huge windows
Lots of bedrooms (or at least three)
Decent sized yard
And our pluses are:
Four Bedrooms (because then we wouldn't ever outgrow it)
Ian had seen this particular house on his way to a Super Bowl party on Sunday and he knew he had to take me back to see it. So we went there today and my senses were on overload. My bones were aching because I HAD TO HAVE THAT HOUSE. My palms were sweating. I wanted to cry. I could already see our family growing up in this home. This house had everything BUT the pool and I could live with that since the 1/2 acre lot could allow for a pool addition sometime in our future.
I mean, talk about eye candy...
(Not sure if it's creepy/legal that I'm posting these pictures of someone else's house, but the link to the listing is at the bottom of this post so hopefully that keeps me out of trouble.)
Ok, so this isn't the American Dream type house, but it's our dream.
It reminds me of the cover of one of our old fashioned Better Homes and Gardens magazines:
And my imagination was exploding with decorating ideas, particularly for the basement:
(I think these two images are from House Beautiful Magazine)
As we were
dreaming driving away I typed the address into Google and up came the listing...
It's only TWICE OUR BUDGET.
You might think I'm being dramatic, but buying a house is my ultimate dream in life right now. Since we are waiting for our apartment lease to run out and for Ian to have a longer employment history at his current job, we're left to dream.
I know God will bring us the most beautiful house in His perfect timing. And I'm not just saying that. He has totally proved us wrong before when we were pushing for something and He had something better planned all along. So I'm really trusting Him.
But still waiting : )