Friday, April 24, 2009

It's Official


It's official, Chris & I are Peoria homeowners! Last fall Chris and I went looking at homes for the very first time in Peoria. Chris' brother & wife who live in Peoria told about this new development and said we should check it out. It's central, close to the freeway, which is rare for new builds and they loved the area surrounding these homes. Not knowing anything about Peoria we listened. On our way out to visit some friends we stopped by the model homes to take a quick look. The first two were nice but not exactly the floorplan we were looking for. Third model was unbelievably perfect. Like someone consulted us on what we wanted, then designed it. But it was nowhere near close to what we could afford. So we left and didn't look back. Well fast forward about six months and we are now seriously looking at homes with my dad and nestled in a bunch of other homes to see was a spec of this model. It had dropped significantly and as far as the floorplan and house size it put all the other homes we were looking at to shame with it's price. My dad talked the builder into paying all of our closing costs and we had a contract! So essentially we bought the first home we saw. Just had to see hundred of others in the meantime. Thanks dad :)

So it's been a fun month of watching the house being finished. It's a little nerve wracking waiting for carpet and tile to go in having had no say on the choices. Thankfully I was pleased with the finished look! I love, love my kitchen! Once we get settled I'll post some pictures. But right now imagine big white walls, no window coverings or landscaping and that's our home :) I've got a full week of packing up our rental, Chris has a full week of getting the other house ready to move into and we'll be calling it home next weekend!

We are thankful to God for his provision in this house and can't wait to use it to the glory of God!

6 comments:

Theresa said...

Yeah! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing pics of the inside. :)

dancebythelight said...

Wow, beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with it. Congratulations!

Tiffany said...

Looks like a great house! We're excited for you.

Dad Jones said...

Thanks for the props. I look forward to helping you plant your garden.
Papa

Charlotte said...

Wow!! I am so happy for you all...but we are going to really miss the Daukas family here!!

Brandy said...

We are so excited to have so nearby! Make sure you put Jeff to good use next Saturday - he's even trying to get more help...good luck this week.