Friday, 18 December 2009

Townhouse photos

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! They keep me going in this busy time. I promise I will start replying soon!

I thought my hours might go down a bit after Christmas but they went up instead :( I'm working 48.5 hours and 6 days in a row. Sigh I really sometimes hate that I'm a trained kids shoe fitter (this is for back to school shoes - I don't know how many of you had to wear a uniform at school but everyone in Australia does). This is just as bad as Boxing day. Except you have to handle kids feet (sometimes dirty and smelly) and some truly awful mothers.

The only way I'm getting through this is to see the hours and money as a blessing because we really need the extra cash. So maybe it's really a blessing in disguise??

Anyway, some of you asked for pictures of the townhouse. The only pictures I can use are the ones from the real estate website.

Keep in mind though that I think it looks much better in person. These aren't professional photos.

All images via

This is the front door and garage. Welcome!

The lounge room/living area. I've already starting thinking about how this will be decorated.

The backyard. This is only a part of it. There's a whole other section on the side. Definitely big enough to have people over for a summer BBQ.

The little kitchen. It's the perfect size for us though.

The main bedroom. The rooms were a little smaller than some of the other places we looked at back the extras and location are just too good.

The little bathroom/ensuite. There's another bathroom and there's a toilet downstairs.

One of the spare bedrooms. There's another bedroom too.

This is the complex pool. It's only about 20m away from our townhouse so it's very convenient. Perfect for the summertime.

So that's it! Hopefully when we can start moving our things in I will be able to take better pictures. But this won't be until at least the 18th January. I've tried to start packing amongst doing everything else. Dad bought me some of those plastic tubs with lids and wheels to put things into.

You know what, nothing has truly hit me yet. It's like my brain can't comprehend that in 37 days! I will be getting married and will have my first home! Jason feels the same. We are spending so much time having to organise everything with wedding, with house, with getting a loan....we just haven't had time for the news to really sink in....not sure when that will happen though.

Anyway, I have to get back to it and savour my day off (though it will be a busy one). Have a beautiful weekend!!


Chocolate Lover said...

This is all just so exciting! Your home looks beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

Sara said...

It's beautiful!! You deserve all the best, Gracie!

thegirlhassparke said...

Oh its lovely, imagaine the wonderful things you will be able to do with it. Plus it has a pool, such a bonus. Enjoy your day off x

Caro said...

Looks very nice, I'm sure with you r touch in there it will be even better.

bowsnhearts said...

Congrates so much!

This must be so exciting!

I hope your wedding goes well.

I haven't thought about marriage or buying a first house yet...prolly for another 7 years or so.

Hey...having lots of hours at work is better than having not enough (like me! hello shopping ban - sob).
At least, like you said, you have money coming in. Cheer up! :)

Lisa said...

oh lovely house Gracie xx

alexandria leigh said...

soo exciting!how long did y'all look for before you found this place?!

Karen said...

Ahh! The backyard looks so great! :D

Micaela said...

oh Gracie, it is BEAUTIFUL!!! what an exciting time for you both :)

Gracie said...

Thanks for the comments. I'm very excited, even though it hasn't hit me properly yet.

@ Alexandria - Ahh we had looked at about 7-8 and put an offer on two...this was about the 9th place and we got it!! :)

Mod and Mint said...

What an exciting time for you!
Very happy for you! Congratulations on getting that lovely home.
Don't get overwhelmed, take it one thing at a time, you and your love will get it done! Make sure you enjoy it all!

Anonymous said...

Your backyard is gorgeous. Seriously, it is. The rest of the house looks beautiful too. & It'll look even better after you decorate because (as seen from previous posts) you are quite creative.

Happy Weekend! Good luck with the kids--it must suck to have to deal with way overly protective parents who go along with their children, but they're always grateful afterwards. :)

-The person from the forums

P.S. Do you mind if we have a Newsreel post congratulating you on your wedding on the day of?

julialow said...

the house looks so beautiful and cosy, gracie! loveloveLOVE it. yes, think of the extra moolah you'll get because of the extra hours. it'll be worth the sweat and hopefully not-so-smelly feet.

school kids here in malaysia wear uniforms, too! only, buying shoes were pretty simple as the parents usually know what size their kid wears.

Cassie said...

Gracie it looks lovely. I was picturing the backporch with fairy lights too!

You must enjoy your days/time off too.

Have a happy, exciting, fabulous weekend dear and take care xx

E said...

That back yard space is my favorite! Lucky girl :)

Nicole Marie said...

such a cute backyard!

Iva Messy said...

so lovely!! ;)

NeverEverEmma said...

Great place Gracie. I just wanted to write and commiserate with you - I used to fit kid's school shoes too - and it was the most thankless job ever! I agree about the mums!

Kristen said...

How exciting!!!! What a beautiful place!! I cannot wait to see how you decorate! I just know it is going to be beautiful!!


Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

You have so much going on, it's crazy! The townhouse looks adorable. Love the little backyard. So cozy. I can't believe how close you are to the big day! Woo-hoo!