I might be the worst blogger ever right now. In the last three parts of this honeymoon post, I've hinted at a surprise multiple times, and then I just left you all with nothing! I'm so sorry. There aren't really any excuses...just life getting in the way!
But I'm back now, and I'm ready to share our exciting news with you. And for those of you that might have been thinking baby...think again! I wish that was our news, but in our little one bedroom house right now, with a grad student's salary...it just isn't happening!! A couple more years...
But our news does get us one more step closer to having that baby! Remember how we were looking at land?? Well we're currently under contract for 40 acres of raw land 30 minutes south of Duluth. We found the perfect lot while we were up there looking on our honeymoon. We've already negotiated the price with the owners and we've gotten preapproved and done all of the financing. Now the title agent is looking into everything to make sure there aren't any leans or easements on the land and that the previous owners actually own the title to the land.
Once all of that goes through, we'll close on the 30th of this month!!
Would you like to see some pictures?
The added bonus?? See all of the trees along the side of the road? On each side of the curve, our land backs up to 50,000 acres of state land. All of which Josh and his brothers and dad can go hunting on. Some of the land we were looking at was heavily wooded which would be great for hunting. But with this land being so open, we won't have to worry about trees falling on our house and having to be constantly cleaning and maintaining falling and dead trees. We have all of the same benefit with the state land, but we won't have to be responsible for any of it!
So that's our exciting news. We're heading up there on Wednesday to show his parents while they're here visiting. I'm going to try and take some better pictures then. And then with any luck, we can close on time on the 30th! I'll keep you all updated on the progress. And eventually I'll show you all the floorplans that I've been drawing up. We're still a couple years out from building, but it's exciting to get ready!
Be sure to check out the giveaway for one of my custom parasols on Happy Hour With a Housewife's blog!!