Because today we are official owners of this house!
Andy and I have decided to embark on a new adventure and renovate a house! We started toying with this idea a few years ago when we first moved to East Lake, but it just wasn't the right time then. We really liked the idea of investing in East Lake by restoring a home. Fast forward 2 years, and here we are. It is really our hope that God will use this home as a tool to further reach the East Lake neighborhood for his glory, not our comfort.
We fell in love with this house a few months back and started dreaming of all the possibilities and potential that it had. It was built in 1925 and has some great character. But it needs a lot of work. A. LOT. So welcome to the home renovation phase of East Lake Livin'!
The house is actually right around the corner from our current house, so we'll still be pretty close to the neighbors that we've become connected with over the past 2 years, and now we'll have the chance to get to know even more neighbors!
We're *hoping* we can finish the project within a year, but we'll just see how that goes. I'm sure this time next year we'll be completely sick of home projects, but right now we're pumped! We're asking our family to donate hours of demo/painting this year in lieu of Christmas presents =).
Coming soon...more pictures!