Gratitude #10

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It’s been a long 8 months since we decided to buy a new place, and started the tedious process of property purchase in Malaysia.

After all the negotiations, delays, mountains of paperwork and waiting, we are very close to moving in. We just need to close on a few documents, go out and buy furniture and furnishings (and change some extremely ugly lights), give the whole place a good clean, and people, we will move in. We’re trying to get it all done in 4 to 6 weeks. I cannot wait.

And so this week, I’m grateful for this. Our new house, our new home-to-be. Finally, a place that’s large enough for us, quiet(er) and Monkey gets his own big boy room. That last part? My favorite.

My favorite places in the house (so far):

 What are you grateful for this week?

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  • July 24, 2011 Ilana

    Congrats on your fabulous new place! Now. Where exactly are you going to put all those shoes??
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      I have a SHOE CUPBOARD!! The pictures didn’t turn out so well, so I’ll take more photos once the shoes are IN!! And thank you 🙂

  • July 24, 2011 Kid Id

    I’m in love with your new place!
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! So am I!!

  • July 24, 2011 Kelley

    Malaysia?? Wow! That is so fun. I’m happy for you! I love your house, too, especially the storage in Monkey’s room. Oh, and those shiny floors. I’m grateful for vacations! I just got back…
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Ooh vacations are awesome! Haven’t been on one in a year.

      And thank you I love the floors too!

  • July 24, 2011 Just Jennifer

    Congrats! It looks like a cool place. Wanna see more pics after you move in!
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  • July 24, 2011 Ann

    Wow! Congratulations! What a beautiful place! I am grateful that we were able to start up cards again with our friends after a short summer break – and that girls beat the boys LOL!
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! And yay for cards in summer!

  • July 24, 2011 Staying Afloat!

    How exciting! You’re new place looks fabulous.

    I’m extremely grateful for having an overnight date night last night! Much needed!!
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! And dates, ooh yes!

  • July 24, 2011 Mama, Hear Me Roar

    Looks fantastic! The storage is lovely. Little wonder you can’t wait 🙂
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Yes, the storage is the thing I love most about the place!

  • July 24, 2011 tracy

    CONGRATS!!!! Such a great place!
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Thank you!!

  • July 24, 2011 Kim

    Wow, that’s very spacious!! You’re going to love it 🙂 I think I like your son’s room the best. I hope the time flies by so you’ll soon be in your new home! Good luck!
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Yes it is spacious, and we love it. We’ve been living in a cramped apartment for nearly 4 years. I like my son’s room the best too! And thank you.

  • July 24, 2011 Venassa

    Wow gorgeous place! Congrats!
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Venassa!

  • July 24, 2011 Stasha

    This house will make a wonderful home! Congrats Alison!
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      I sure hope so Stasha 🙂 Thank you.

  • July 24, 2011 mom2kiddos

    Congrats on the new place. So happy for you. Guess you’ll be making many trips to Ikea soon. Happy decorating. Is this in Mont Kiara?
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      We actually tried to go to Ikea today, not realizing it’s the last day of the sale – we gave up as we couldn’t even get into the car park!

      Yes, it’s in Mont Kiara! (are you nearby?)

  • July 24, 2011 Nearly Not Quite

    Oh that wardrobe *drool*

    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      That’s only half of it 🙂

  • July 24, 2011 Lola

    I know I’m a bit SLOW but I didn’t know you live in Malaysia! I thought you were just visiting family there! I want more posts about Malaysia…and photos. Mostly so that I can repeat what you tell me to my friends and sound all educated and worldly 😉
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Hehehe, I will do so my dear Lola. Just for you 😉

  • July 24, 2011 Jen Has A Pen

    Oh Alison! So nice! I have real estate envy. 🙂

    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Jen!! Don’t be envious – we’ve had to go through hell to get this place! I will extend an invite to visit though! 😉

  • July 24, 2011 Jessica

    How exciting! Good luck with the move and have fun decorating everything.

    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! I’ll try not to be offline too much hehe

  • July 24, 2011 Christi

    How exciting! That wardrobe is wonderful – is it a separate room just for all your shoes and clothes, or is that in the master bedroom?
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      It’s in the master bedroom and it’d be just for my clothes 🙂 The shoe cupboard is just outside the front door on the porch.

  • July 25, 2011 kim sisto robinson

    —-Kim Wants THis!

    What kind of flooring is that. So shiny & beautiful. WOW.
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Hehehe!The floor is marble. And thank you.

  • July 25, 2011 amanda austin

    It’s beautiful! I love those floors. I swear, buying a house is so freaking traumatic. I still pave ptsd from ours. That was 2 years ago!! Congrats 🙂
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      It is! It’s been so stressful, waiting out the mountains of processes we had to go through and it’s not quite complete yet – just almost!

  • July 25, 2011 Jen {at} take2mommy

    Congratulations! It looks awesome. Love the closets!
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! Those closets are a woman’s dream come true.

  • July 25, 2011 shell

    Wow, that looks awesome!
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Shell!

  • July 25, 2011 Leighann

    Love the openness and the wardrobes. So nice!

    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Thank you my dear!

  • July 25, 2011 RachelJoy

    Congratulations! The new place looks beautiful and I love the wood floors in the bedrooms!
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! I love the wood floors too.

  • July 25, 2011 Kir

    It looks awesome! Congratulations!!!!! I love the wardrobe in the master bedroom too..sooo many places for shoes!!! All those hardwood floors too…it’s wonderful, I wish you so many good years there!!!! Xo
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Kir! I actually have a separate cupboard for the shoes elsewhere 🙂

  • July 25, 2011 Natalie

    Oooohhh! I am very excited for you! Can’t wait until you get to move in…it’s beautiful!
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Thank you!! I can’t wait either!

  • July 25, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    I’m so excited for you guys!!! Keep us updated! And good luck…I hate moving 😉
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  • July 25, 2011 Alison

    Thank you Jen! I hate moving too, but I’m looking forward to this one!

  • July 25, 2011 Heather

    This looks like a great space! We bought our first house a little over a year ago & I HATED the process! I always loved watching House Hunters & for sure thought I’d love picking out my first home…no way! Ugh. Now that we are in our home though I love our house!

    You’ve got a busy month ahead! Good luck with everything!
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Yes busy month ahead indeed!! It’s very daunting but exciting. Thank you.

  • July 25, 2011 Carri

    Gorgeous! It’s so clean and modern! I bet you’re totally excited. I hope you post pictures after you move in so we can see how you decorated it! 🙂
    And yes, selling a house sucks and so does buying. I’ve done it twice and I swear to my husband that the next house we buy is the LAST house we buy!
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! It’s only clean now because the kiddo’s stuff hasn’t been moved in yet hehe. Yes I will post more pictures once we’re all settled in.

      This is the 2nd place we’ve bought (we sold one) and they just take FOREVER to finalize, it’s such a PITA.

  • July 25, 2011 Booyah's Momma

    You have your very own shoe cupboard?? Jealous doesn’t even begin to subscribe it.

    What an gorgeous place. Hope everything goes smoothly with your move!

    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, I hope it goes smoothly too!

      I told my husband I NEED a shoe cupboard – after over 10 years of shoes living in the car, piled up one on top of the other on shoe racks, stuffed into tiny shoe cupboards and kept in boxes stacked to the ceiling. 🙂

  • July 25, 2011 Klz

    That closet is to die for!

    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      I’m totally thrilled about that.

  • July 31, 2011 MamaRobinJ

    Okay, I know you’re not going to BlogHer and we all feel really bad about that but now I hate you.

    Kidding, of course. That place is amazing! Wow. How awesome for you.
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    • July 31, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks! Now, I just can’t wait to move in already.

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