After looking at over 100 houses (not even exaggerating!) we finally found one we can call home.
It wasn't a slam dunk, but there are so many great things about this house that we feel comfortable with the decision, and are excited for our move at the end of the month (though I will miss Dedham!).
One of the things I love about the house is there is so much natural light. The staircase is in the middle of the house and there are 2 ways to get to the deck out back. The day we saw it was unseasonably warm for mid-February and you couldn't script Thomas' reaction to the back yard any better. He ran around and around and had so much fun.
There is a nicely finished walk-out basement that will be a playroom with another room we could use as a guest room or exercise room. The upstairs has an almost-too-big master suite with a sitting room, master bath with his and hers sinks, jacuzzi tub and tile shower, along with a pretty awesome walk-in closet (that has its own window!).
The yard sits on 1/2 an acre with most of it in the back. We have promised T-Man a swing set as one of the first purchases, which is only second to buying a dining room table.
I'm excited, yet a bit apprehensive to be moving to a town so small. Luckily, we are on the good side of town as far as commuting is concerned and we're not too far from a supermarket in the next town over. I sure will miss Legacy Place and being 15 minutes from Fenway Park though. The school system is top-notch and I've heard great things about the town itself from others who used to live there. So off we go to our next adventure in what we'd like to be our forever house...
Now onto one of the worst activities in the world...packing. I despise it with every fiber of my being.