Tuesday, November 19, 2013

to the future owners of our home

a friend suggested to me that we write a letter to the prospective buyers of our house. I thought it was a great idea and happily wrote one. this is what I came up with:

p.s. I do appreciate any input/feedback you may have. I want this letter to help us stand out among the crowd.

future owners,

we are the Drews. there are 4 (and a half) of us. we moved to Colorado Springs and this house in 2010 when the Army assigned us here.

we were attracted to this home initially because of the safety of the neighborhood, the layout and the proximity to a grocery store, target, and walmart. and we've grown to appreciate the closeness to several restaurants on the nights when we're just too tired to cook. some of our favorite things now about the house are the master tub/stand alone shower, closeness of our children's rooms to the master, laundry room on the main level, kitchen cut-out to den, and the pool table!

we bought this home in November 2010 from a precious elderly couple who had made the decision to move to a retirement home. when we moved in, I was 4 months pregnant with our now 2.5 year old daughter (who I delivered at St. Francis-- the hospital one street up off of powers) and our son was 11 months old.

during our time in this house, we've celebrated 2 first birthdays, 2 second birthdays, a 3rd birthday and soon a 4th, brought home a beautiful baby girl, endured a year long deployment, enjoyed 3 Christmases, "hiked" the back plain area, rocked babies for endless hours, sledded down the front lawn in winter, watched countless movies in the den, hosted tons of friends, cooked thousands of meals in the kitchen, and, of course, shared so many happy memories.

although we are sad to leave our home for the last 3 years, we are excited about our new adventures- and new addition (another daughter in early February)! it is our hope that you love the home as much as we do. we wish for you that you have many firsts here and even more happy memories than we could imagine.

thank you for taking the time to read this letter. we can't wait for you to make this house your home.

-The Drews

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