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it's official (aka. "finally, ugh!")





the loan is funded,
the sellers are out.
the house on glenarm,
is ours, no doubt!

so book your tickets,
and pack your gear,
come pay us a visit
can't wait 'til you're here!


the privacy hedge in front. the gate looks like it's
for hobbits, but really, unless you're over 6 feet you won't
even need to duck!


so excited about the 5th burner on the gas stove!



contemplating the changes


in front of the garage/playroom



what will we have for dinner out here?!?!?


beer & bbq, naturally


happy homeowners



first family photo in the window seat

Comments

fayebean said…
Sooooooo AWESOME!!!!!!!! Can't wait to visit!!
Karin said…
It looks beautiful!! I'm so happy for you guys! I can't wait to see it in person some day :-)
Kristen said…
Congratulations!! Looks lovely! Incidentally, I've recently gotten very interested in JPL - so hopefully, I'll be down in the area at some point this winter...
Cafetero said…
Your hedges are high
Pittsburgh is cold
We hope to swing by
before Marcus grows old
kel said…
So cool!!! Congrats, I can't wait to visit!
Aunt Linda said…
It's perfect! So happy for you guys. Hope to see it some day.
mama mia said…
Linda,
let's make plans to go out to Cali on Spring break!
Marie
Jackie O. said…
I love it! CONGRATS to you all!!!
Laurie said…
Congrats you guys! The house looks beautiful.
blissful_e said…
Yea!!! That is great news!!! We will be buying tickets to come see you as soon as our house purchase goes through next month!!!
Cory said…
Can't wait to visit!! Hopefully soon!
Bonzer said…
OMG..... soooo cute!!! I can't wait to see for myself in December!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
TheOtherMother said…
Congratulations! Your house looks adorable, and the hobbit door is perfect for Liz! We can't wait to visit at xmas time!
Natalie said…
Love the Shiners on the table. Will
So excited for you all and can't wait to see you and the new digs sooner than later! XO

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