so long city life?

Yesterday really was quite a whirlwind.

I had intended to take the morning off from work. There is no medical need to do that after an IUI - at all - but I thought it might be nice to go home, relax and will the meeting of sperm and egg. However, my blackberry kept nagging me with all kinds of things that could only be done, in-person, at my office. No rest for the TTC-weary.

Then, after the day that I thought would never end, my husband and I . . .

put in an offer on our first house!?!?!

It's really a nugget of a little home. We fell in love at the open house this past weekend, went back for another walk-thru Monday night and then took the plunge yesterday. What sealed the deal, aside from being a pretty darn ideal property, was the fact that there are tons of young families in the neighborhood. On our second walk-thru, we showed up around 7:30 and the streets were full of families taking walks, riding bicycles, etc.

It's definitely a move to a more suburban spot - we currently are in DC-proper in a super neighborhood, but could never afford a similar house in the area.

Due to some extenuating circumstances (current owner of the house is in the hospital) we might not know whether the offer is accepted until tomorrow.

more waiting.

Until then, a preview (please don't let the posting of these pictures somehow jinx our offer)

I'm an enormous fan of having upstairs bedrooms. I attribute this irrational desire to growing up in a split-level ranch.

I am also an enormous fan of nook entrances and front doors with little windows.

A fireplace seems wonderful, especially now that the weather is starting to crisp up.

Oh, office, with your windows, so maybe, just maybe I can revive the 31 year-old Christmas cactus that is dying a little more each day. The succulent was a present to my husband's mother when he was born and then given to me by my mother-in-law, no doubt as a sneaky test. A test, which by the looks of its withered state, I am failing miserably.
We currently have a galley kitchen that is so narrow I cannot open either the refrigerator or dishwasher. Enough said. Except, maybe I should mention that I'm also an enormous fan of having a window over the sink.

Considering that this house is from the 40's, the bedrooms are all unusually roomy.

Not to mention cozy.

And there's space for a garden.
It really is too good to be true.


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous house! I hope your offer is accepted. It's definitely a different pace out in the 'burbs - way more laid back. :)

  2. congrats! hope it goes through... oh how i dream of this... we're also in a tiny DC space and can't wait to own our own....

    this space is beautiful... not to mention the year!

    crossing my fingers for you!

  3. Ohh, so exciting!! That home is BEAUTIFUL and I hope your offer gets accepted :)

    Now you're making me want to move somewhere else where I could afford a nice house like that... *sigh*

  4. What a charming house! I hope your offer is accepted...I can't imagine going through both an IUI and a home purchase in just a few days!

    I have to admit I'm a pretty adamant city dweller, but that house would definitely make me reconsider. Good luck.

  5. How BEAUTIFUL! I love DC and the surrounding area. Will you have a long commute to work if it comes together? I know traffic can be crazy at times! Good luck - fingers and toes are crossed!

  6. gorgeous! I'm so glad to hear that you got the house!!!

  7. The house looks amazing! So happy you got it. Many happy memories to you in your new home. :)