First, the reasons why we got a great deal on the house (sorry the formatting is off, I can't get it to look pretty!): 

Yellow countertop
Blue Carpet (with no carpet pad!)
Huge holes in EVERY wall
Lots of writing on EVERY wall
Orange Carpet with hole
Missing door frame and door
Master bath zebra floor/shower/sink
Why we bought house:

Spacious rooms and big windows
Good sized kitchen, now with brand new appliances (which we had to buy, good and bad :))
Huge family room downstairs.  The picture only shows half the room.  Knightley and Mason love it.
It is a house!  This, of course, is before the snow.  Sadly, the color is worse in person.
Other reasons: 4 bedroom, 3 bath plus office.  2,300+ square feet, huge 2 car garage, huge utility/storage room, great sized yard, screened in porch (though all the screens need to be replaced), quiet road, nice established neighborhood, 2 minutes from Jeff's work (so he can come home for lunch everyday)

And seeing it is 2 minutes from the church and that the first neighbor we met is an inactive Mormon family, one would think that we actually didn't really move out of Utah.


Sammy said...

Don't hate on the zebra bathroom - that takes a creative mind.
No, really you guys got a steal for huge space! I can't wait to see what you do with it over the next few years.

John said...

I swear we had that same yellow countertop growing up. Nice place!

Jessica said...

Wow! That's exciting to have your own house! I can see that there is a lot of potential there! Good luck to you guys! Keep us posted on the progress, I love before and after pics!

Kylee said...

That place looks huge! I bet you'll make it look awesome! What's your first priority on the renovation list? It sounds like you have all of the important, really hard to change things right: location, size, neighborhood, and bones of the house. The rest is just cosmetic. Congrats again on owning a house! We're jealous!

LisaJones said...

Congratulations! It looks like it'll be a fun project to make it your own!I bet it's wonderful to have SO much room for your boys! how fun! Good luck with everything!

Ryan,Erika and Kaylee Pettersson said...

I love that huge family room! With two kids and 20 ft of snow outside I'm sure you get a great use out of it! You'll get the rest of the house done, it will be so much fun to make it your own! Congrats!

Terry and Alice said...

That is going to be so much fun to redecorate. That's the fun part about buying a fixer upper right?! Hope you guys had a happy Valentines Day.

Meredith Shatzer said...

That is so great on owning a house! I am starting to feel a little claustrophobic :) We need to leave the bay area for that I guess! Can't wait to see more pictures!