Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A Little Bit About Us...

It all started with our first house. We were so young. But my hubby's mother (my then boyfriend) told us that we shouldn't be wasting our money on renting. She helped us figure out how to buy our very first house. It was a small two bedroom townhouse. We stayed 4 years there.
In that time we did some minor changes. We painted (a few times...) and we put engineered flooring in our hallway. We had carpet put on our stairs and carpet installed in our basement. We also got married!!
My husband works for a custom kitchen company. So we ended up updating the kitchen too.
Then we started looking for another house. We kept seeing the value of our house rise and knew it would be a good time to cash in on that.
We found a semi-detached house and bought it. We ended up selling our townhouse for almost double what we paid and that helped us finance our new purchase and do some work to it.
We spent three weeks working on the semi before we moved in. We ripped out all the floors and put laminate in. We ripped out the kitchen and had a new one installed. We had to take down A LOT of wallpaper and do A LOT of painting.

Slowly over the next three years we did other updates too. We put tile floors in our bathroom as well as a new vanity, lights and counters.

We gutted the basement bathroom and made it nice too.
We also had a sweet baby boy!
When Aiden was around a year old we decided that it was time to move.
My husband worked in Stoney Creek and we lived in St. Catharines. The drive was getting longer. So we decided to re-locate to Grimsby.
We sold our house and bought our third house!

We spent three years in this house. It was a two bedroom with a loft area. We thought that would be fine. But when Aiden was 2 we decided that probably should have a second child (now or never).
Sweet Abby was born.
Poor Abby never had a bedroom. She slept in our room. She slept in our walk-in closet (it was HUGE). She even slept in Aiden's room. But she was always a terrible sleeper and woke everyone up. She needed her own room and we needed better space for our family.
So when in December 2011 we found a house and bought it. (yes, our fourth house)
We sold our townhouse.
The house we bought needed updating but we decided that it was the best choice for us and we would take it slow with this house.
We had a week to do some minor changes before we moved in.

We have now lived there a year. We are slowly making progress. As we make those changes I will post about them. Join us on our crazy journey to make this house our forever home!

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