Saturday, July 14, 2007

From "ordinary" to "extraordinary" in one short week

Thursday evening trip to IKEA...
Not sure about this goofy face...I'm pretty sure he was happy to be at IKEA...
Can't wait to shop, shop, shop...
We had a very successful trip! Scored some great deals--- including a fabulous little bistro table and four stools for only $129... I'm all about a good bargain!
The beautiful Alex Fraser bridge...
... and sunset through the car window...
Captured some of Mom E.'s stunning backyard flowers...




Now for an explanation of my post title. For those that have stuck through this somewhat boring post, here's the "icing" on the cake. Jon and I have some big and VERY exciting news..... I'm smiling just thinking about the places your imagination may be taking you as you read this! And I apologize to those that think it starts with a 'B' and ends with an 'aby' because NO...we are NOT pregnant!

As of Friday, July 13 we are officially homeowners!! We purchased our very first home and are SO excited about it. Its a three storey, three bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom end-unit townhouse with a double garage. And the best part is that we have a full month to get some painting and moving done. We will be staying in our loft until the end of August (because we have to give a full month's notice) but we get possession of our new place on August 1st. Thankfully the townhouse is in really good condition and is very liveable already so we'll just do a bit of touch-up painting, move all of our stuff in and we'll be good to go. I'm also very happy because its on the Sardis side of Chilliwack and we're within walking distance of restaurants (including DQ and McDonalds!), grocery stores and even the YMCA gym and pool. Can't wait for August 1st! I'll add pictures as soon as we get in but in the meanwhile, here are a few exterior pictures of soon to be "home sweet home"...

6 comments:

Jen said...

looky looky...nice place guys :) can't wait to see the inside when i get home! maybe help ya move in a bit too??? missin ya bon-bon...school is overtaking my life--again. my brain is full.

Lexi said...

Congrats on the purchase of your first house! That is so exciting! Make sure you post pics of the place. But I already know you would do that!!
And your trip looked like so much fun. I think that it is so great that you got to experience all that. A dream come true eh!

Sally said...

Bonnie! This is so incredibly exciting! Someday Aaron and I will have our very own place as well. I'll always look back on this and think... dang, they beat us! Kidding, I'll think... Bonnie, what an inspiration! Please keep us informed of all the new happenings!!!

Sally said...

P.S. TWO GARAGES!!!? Amazing.

Hailey said...

WOW! BONNIE!! SO much to say, where to start?! First thing, those flowers are SO pretty!!!! I love the pink ones at the end. So cool. Second thing, bistro table....YAY!!! I love bistro tables. Simply adorable. You MUST have me over for a latte. And THIRDLY-CONGRATS on your house!!! So exciting to be a homeowner! That is such a great investment Bon, I am so happy for you guys! Real live homeowners. Danny and I would love to stop in, maybe even stay one night at the end of August. See this beautiful place. (and your beautiful face!!!)It looks lovely!

Steph Gartner said...

Congrats on the house Bonnie!! Can't wait to see the inside pics! It looks huge! Is this the place you were telling me about?