Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Home Sweet Downers Grove.

We finally have a house!!  Whoooaaa.  Please excuse me as I jump up and down!

It's everything we were looking for.  A comfortable home with more character than we can ask for.  Anything but a cookie cutter.  Built in 1924 this 4 bedroom, two bath sits on a large corner lot with a yard big enough to host a 20 team bags tournament and still have room for a bbq.  The PARTY DECK spans 1/3 of the backyard, and is covered by a pergola and mature trees providing the perfect amount of shade on hot days.  I picture stockings being hung by the (wood burning) fireplace during the holidays and family dinners in the dining room.  A yard big enough that Michael and William will never be bored, and a downtown scene that won't bore Mommy and Daddy.  Walking paths and gardens add the perfect touch to this "not so suburban house" in the suburbs.  We're so excited.

However, we are also a little sad at the same time.  We have been staying with Mike and Jane for a year.  Can you believe it?  A whole year.  Where does time go?  We moved in and Michael could barely sit up.  Now, he's running about.  He had many firsts in their home.  William, too.  Dennis and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.  Really, living with the in-laws ain't so bad :)  I'm a fan of mine.  What they did for our family cannot be measured.  They were there when we needed them, and for a whole year through ups and downs (and a new baby:)!  So, THANK YOU MIKE AND JANE for a year that we will never forget and will never be able to thank you enough for.  You can come over anytime- well, if you call first!

These pictures were taken before we started moving in and the house was still staged.  Feel free to come visit anytime you'd like.  We'd love to have ya!

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