An Update from Home: Loving Life in Our New House

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BIG news: We bought our first house!

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The journey to home owning has been exciting. We’ve been really blessed during this process to find a great team who worked so closely with us to get us exactly where we want to be. We were referred to our wonderful realtor, Albert Yanez of RE/MAX Northwest Realtors, by a co-worker of my husband’s. Albert was essential in finding our perfect first home. We can’t thank you enough, Albert!

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We were also really blessed to have a wonderful Mortgage team. As new home owners, we had never been through this process before. Jayden Slentz and his AMCAP Mortgage team were fantastic in leading the way home for us. Thank you, Jayden!

We’ve been working toward our goal of owning our first home for well over three years now.

All the budgeting and saving, patience and preparation, hard work and sacrifice has been well worth it. We closed late last month and just moved in recently. Nothing has ever been more gratifying than owning our own home. (Well, maybe except for my weight loss.)

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We’re having fun getting settled in and learning our new area. For me, the transition from living inside the city to moving to the suburbs has been awesome. People are just so much more friendly!

Needless to say, we won’t be missing 1-bedroom/1-bathroom apartment living at all. One of the most gratifying things about our move is seeing how much happier our fur-babies are in their new home. Chloe, our Golden Retriever, loves her new backyard. Seriously, sometimes, we can’t even get her to come back inside because she’s enjoying it so much! Our cat, Andie, is just loving having more space in general. She’s always been pretty anti-social but when guests aren’t over, she’s all over.

The fact that they took so well and took so quickly to this house just solidifies how meant to be it is for us. They just instantly knew they were home as soon as they got here!

I could not be happier to be enjoying #housewifelife again (for the time being).

We relocated about 40 miles away to be closer to my husband’s workplace so I’m currently in between jobs and looking for work closer to my new neighborhood. Ah, the job search begins again!

I’m also really excited to have more time to devote to blogging, too. Be on the lookout for more new posts coming very soon!

In the meantime, my main focus is homemaking and honing my domestic goddess skills. As an organization lover, having the time to unpack and find a place for all of our belongings has been nice. We’ve been purging and making quite a few trips to the donation centers, too.

It’s so nice to finally have SPACE. Can you believe we have had wedding presents (from over three years ago) unopened, in boxes still, because we had no place to put them in our apartment?

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Finally, everything now has it’s home and with room to grow. Ahh, home owning happiness, for sure.

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5 Comments on An Update from Home: Loving Life in Our New House

  1. Mia
    September 21, 2015 at 5:51 AM (2 years ago)

    Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment!! We are also in the process of working towards our first home over the next year. I can totally relate to having wedding gifts still in boxes… It’s tough to fit everything in an apartment! But I’m so happy for you! Your home looks beautiful! I can’t wait to see more updates 🙂

    • xtine danielle
      September 21, 2015 at 7:01 AM (2 years ago)

      Thank you. sweet Mia! Trust me, your hard work will be worth it once you guys move in to your new home. This feeling is just incredible. & it’s really nice to own a little piece of this world that is all yours! & to make it your own… even more fun! You can imagine after all these pins to my many home Pinterest boards.. it’s going to be so nice to finally put them to use!! 🙂

  2. Leon
    September 21, 2015 at 6:29 AM (2 years ago)

    I really enjoyed reading this post. We miss you!

    • xtine danielle
      September 21, 2015 at 7:02 AM (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Dad! Love you!! Come visit soon!!

  3. Albert Yanez
    September 21, 2015 at 11:41 AM (2 years ago)

    Christine, Thank you for the kind words. It was our pleasure working with you and James. Just so that you will never lose out contact information here is our direct lines: Albert Yanez (Remax) 281-726-9919 and Jayden Slentz (Amcap Mortgage) 713-858-7488. Oh by the way we are never too busy for any of your referrals. Let us know when the house warming event is, We would love to see what the domestic goddess has in store for the home. Tip: Register somewhere for your event at your favorite home furnishing store and let us know. We would all like to help you with you are needing for the home. Best Always, Albert Yanez


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