Friday, July 11, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Happy Friday folks! We had a busy and exciting (and tiring) week around here. After a whirlwind 3 day house hunting trip back in June (where about 35 houses and 4 offers later, we went under contract for a house) and a month of paperwork and waiting, we finally closed on our very first house this week!
After signing roughly our bodyweight in paperwork, we went out for a celebratory dinner at Rick's Chophouse in downtown McKinney. It came highly recommended by several folks, but I was still very surprised by how good the food was.  It's a lovely restaurant, featuring the historical building's original limestone walls and wood floors. The staff is warm and welcoming. Our waitress, who mentioned that they're required to sample and be well-versed in all of their wines, was able to suggest very good pairings for our dinner. We began with salads, a perfectly dressed Caesar and a delicious Field Greens Salad with spiced pecans, roasted grapes, and feta. When our entrees came out, my husband's filet stole the show, cooked to a rosy medium that just melted in your mouth. My sea bass was no slouch though. Seared with a golden crust and served with whipped potatoes, crisp-tender asparagus, and citrus butter, it was wonderful! They were even nice enough to provide congratulatory desserts on the house!
After a 48-hour leaseback period for the sellers to move out, we finally got the keys and were able to unlock the door to our new house yesterday evening! It's going to be pretty empty for a little while, but we're brainstorming all kinds of decorating ideas. I can't wait for our movers to arrive with our things so that we can start getting settled in.
 So without further ado, here's our little home! I think it's going to be a good one!

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