I feel so blessed to even be writing these words – we bought a house!

historic home in ontario

I didn’t think I would be able to cross this particular “to-do” off the list until this summer but if there is one thing I know, it’s that God’s timing is almost never what you’re expecting. I’m convinced Heavenly Father must really love surprises… and He knows best! We found the house on a Wednesday, viewed it on Friday, our offer was accepted on Super Bowl Sunday (February 1) and then we close this Friday (March 6). Talk about a whirlwind! But I wouldn’t have it any other way – patience is a virtue I am trying to work on :)

The house felt like ours the second we walked in but I didn’t want to overwhelm Steph with (of course) the million decorating ideas running through my head. We were exploring the garage on our way back to the car and I said, “So, what do you think we should do?” I felt over-the-moon happy when he said he thought we should put in an offer. It ended up being a multiple offer situation and we are so thankful this sweet gingerbread house picked us to live there!

Our inspection went really well, save for a few things, like the actual well for water probably needs to be redone. One thing the guy was able to tell us was that he estimates the home was built around 1900, which made Steph and I excited and scared at the same time. Having the chance to renovate an old home has always been a dream of mine but you never know what kind of issues you might run into with a 100+ year old place. I’m hoping to call around and get the exact build date and a little bit more information on the property so we can keep with the time period.

My parents have a special photo album for some of their home renovation projects and I hope this blog will serve a similar purpose. This way all of our family and friends can keep up with our progress… and laugh at what might be a few DIY disasters.

And thank you so much for the congratulations on Instagram. I hope you’ll read along! xo

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