Sep 04, 2007
posted in Uncategorized with 18 Comments

Those are the first two words that popped into my mind when I woke up this morning.  Mission Accomplished.

We’ve spent the last 4 days in Austin and we bought a house! Thrilled, totally thrilled!

On the last night of our last day there after seeing wayyyyy too many houses. So
relieved! Jason and I couldn’t agree on any house until we saw this one.
both fell in love with it immediately.  Four bedrooms and perfect for us in every way.  It met every wish on our list…


I think my favorite
part is that it backs to a greenbelt that can’t be built on so it has a
great view with no back neighbors.


We decided to go a bit further out
than we planned but are actually pretty happy about that, we’re getting
more house for the money. We bought for the school district and
neighborhood – I can’t wait for Ty to be able to ride his bike all over
the neighborhood plus there is a park
and neighborhood pool right around the corner and down the street from the
house!  We can walk there every day!!


very cool pool with fountains and water buckets….the kids will be in heaven


And a few interior pics, it’s so open and new….the foyer…


standing at the end of the foyer, formal dining room to the  right, looking in to the living room…


view from the living room into the kitchen…the breakfast area is to the right, down the hall is the master.  On the left are the kids rooms down the hall…


I’m in LOVE with the kitchen, it makes me want to cook!


Gotta love the garden tub and I think our new closet is as big as our present bedroom!  Total score!


So after an exhausting, whirlwind weekend, I’m just plain exhausted from all the in and out
of the car in the heat.  Thankfully Jason’s parents were there Saturday and Sunday to help with the kids so they
only went with us the last day and a few times here and there.  Taryn took them right away even though she hadn’t seen them in awhile, "c’mon Grandpa!", and off they would go.  When it was time for them to head home she actually stood in front of the door and said "I don’t want you go".  Sweet baby.  Thank you Grandma & Grandpa for driving in to help us all weekend!!

Ty is really excited and relieved to see where we will be.  So are we.  Change is good but soooo unnerving!  Guess it’s time to pack =)

  • The house is beautiful! Congratulations! I’m so glad you found what you’re looking for!

  • Amanda

    Looks awesome Lyndsay! Congrats!!!

  • Erin

    Yay! That has got to be such a load off your shoulders:) Great pics of the house…it looks really nice! Bonus with the great view (and no one to block it!) and park nearby. Hoping things go well for you guys here on out!:)

  • Yay! The house looks wonderful, and I’m so glad that you were able to agree on this house… without having to compromise! I’m so excited for you guys!

  • The house is beautiful. I am so happy for you guys!

  • Stacey

    WOW! I love it! That would be my dream house. A big 4 bedroom ranch with a gorgeous back yard, close to activities for the kids, and a kitchen sink that overlooks the family room! YEAH! I’m so excited for you. Have fun packing!

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!! The new home is gorgeous… can’t wait to see it filled with your art and your touches!!

  • I LOVE IT!!!!! I’m so glad you guys found the perfect new home! 🙂

  • The home looks absolutely beautiful! It will never look more beautiful with your photos hanging on the walls.

    So, what school district and area did you buy into?

  • The home looks absolutely beautiful! It will never look more beautiful with your photos hanging on the walls.

    So, what school district and area did you buy into?

  • The home looks absolutely beautiful! It will never look more beautiful with your photos hanging on the walls.

    So, what school district and area did you buy into?

  • Nia

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Have fun packing!! I have to say that I seriously DO NOT envy you right now!! I thought I was going to go crazy last week with all of the packing and also chasing around a 9 month old! I am so glad it all over with, but it’s so worth it when you settle in to your new beautiful home! I will miss you 🙂

  • Allison

    Okay, I am going to need your advice when we head out to Austin at the end of the month to househunt! The house is just beautiful! I’m so excited for you guys. Congrats!

  • Congratulations!!!! Your new home looks beautiful.

  • Heather

    Congrats!!! The new house looks amazing and once it becomes a home it will be even more beautiful. Happy Packing!

  • charli

    Oh, how beautiful! i am really happy for you and your kids — and i bet they don’t have Fema Trailers on the front of every lawn either! It looks like a dream! Please Keep in touch!

  • Janet Stradtner-Grandma

    The trip was great, so glad we could help you and Jason out, get a chance to visit and to see THE GRANDKIDS.I can’t express what a great time we had, even though we probaly walked our years equilivant in one weekend..The house you guys chose is awsome,you both so need a brand new house,the neighborhood looks so great…Can’t wait to help ya’ll move in and get settled in Texas.

  • CONGRATS Lyndsay – what a beautiful home! and that park/pool looks like it would make any kids drool!