When we found the house we have now been in for six years, we loved the land and planned on buying the house and renovating it. Sadly, after about a year of living here, we knew that was probably not going to happen. Though it was only built in 1987, it had a lot of issues; electrical, plumbing, bugs, to name a few. Additionally, they wanted top market value plus we would need to spend an additional 50-100k to make it work for our family. So we started looking for land again. By this time, prices were starting to go up, so not only was it hard to find a decent piece, if you did, some of the prices were ridiculous. If you want to read the whole story of how we found our land in detail, you can go read my previous post titled "Finding Our Property."
After four years of living in our current house, we finally found the land we had been searching for! The gentleman agreed to sell it to us in early fall 2016, but when we brought him the contract to sign, he decided he wasn’t quite ready to sell! We were heartbroken! Unbeknownst to me, Daniel went back to him in December and asked if him again if he would be willing to sell and he finally told him yes! So on my Birthday, which is Christmas Day, Daniel surprised me with a brick with a key attached to it, signifying the house he was going to build for me, and the contract for the land!
It only took an additional year and three months to secure the loan and actually own it! But last March, we finally became the very proud owners of an absolutely beautiful lot in the exact area we had been looking! The brick and key will always be displayed in our new home as a reminder of the love and patience that went into our build!
Since Daniel gave me such a perfect present to tie into the build, with our anniversary approaching, I found the perfect gifts for him! Jord Watches are made of the most beautiful woods and metals which to us signify the house we are building. Additionally, you can engrave on the back of them, so we each wrote something to relate to our build. These are watches we will cherish forever and just like that brick, will always remind of us this monumental time in our lives!
Because we love our watches so much, we have partnered with Jord Watches to give on of you a $100 gift card! Simply click here to enter to win! I cannot wait to see who wins and the gorgeous watch you choose!