Thursday, May 07, 2009

it's ours!

we are the proud new owners of a 1 acre lot in rio rancho, nm!

 

we thought long and hard before we decided that this was the location for our next home! rio rancho is where mitch works. right now we live in albuquerque, 22 miles away from work.  the commute is about 30 minutes each way which means we have 1 hour less a day with mitch. we don't like less time with daddy!

 

we found this property back in august when his job flew us out here for a "land hunting" trip. we knew we loved it the moment we stood on the property and looked at the view. it sits high on a ridge overlooking rio rancho and albuquerque to the east and open prairie to the west (talk about gorgeous sunsets!). the view is about 300 degrees unobstructed! A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!

 

this is what we will be able to see everyday to the southeast of our home:

eastview

i was standing at the back of the property looking toward the street when i took this picture. the green roofed house (the "eye sore") is at the street.

 

to the west is wide open prairie, at least until people start building there (there are a few house out there already):

west

i am standing at the back edge of the property looking down from the top of the ridge to the west (we're thinking four wheelers in the future???!)

 

if the view wasn't enough to sell us on the property, the close proximity to mitch's work was:

intel

the black blob under the arrow is where mitch goes to work 5 days out of the week. it is a 5 minute drive! i can't wait to have lunch with my hubby everyday again, we've missed that! that's rio rancho, albuquerque and the sandia mountains in front of us!

 

and you should see the twinkling lights at night! quite a sight!

 

we are getting a topo map done next week of the property and then my dad will get to work on designing our new home! we're so excited!!

17 comments:

tutu lady said...

Alright! Go Mitch and Mahina! Nice clouds and sky.

Darilyn said...

It's beautiful Mahina. I'm so happy for you.

Grace said...

i am glad you found your dream place to build. I am happy for you all

Bridget said...

Congrats! That's so exciting.

Siouxsie said...

Finding the site of your new home is awesome and wonderful but the proximity to Mitch's job is just phenomenal. Talk about a dream, especially when it's something you guys enjoyed so much before. I wish we were a little closer to where Rob works but that's not quite the reality here. Congratulations and keep the news coming. It'll be so exciting to see it come together.

hoalawman said...

Can't wait to see what the design is

Lauren in GA said...

Many, Many Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

Erika said...

That is so fantastic!! Tyler comes home for lunch 3x week and I just LOVE it. Seriously the best! You get a break in your day, you get to see him, the kids are all excited, its motivation to get dressed in the morning :-)
Thanks for your congrats on our news too.
xxoo

Scott-n-Allison said...

So much wide open space!!! And a quick commute is the best.

Sounds like you're planning on staying longer than you originally talked about?

Show us the house plans when they come along...we want to see the guest room where we can stay! :)

Mahina said...

Allison: we'll do better than just a "room" for you to stay in...we are building a mother-in-law suite complete with a kitchen, bathroom, and walk-in closet. and we will have our fifth wheel right there with beds for 9! plenty of room....please come visit!!

jessica said...

That is fabulous news! I am so happy for you! We built three houses in three years....something I would never recommend to do but there were parts of it that were fun...happy building!

Kristi said...

Congrats! I bet the lightening storms will be awesome out there!! Also, Amen to having Dad home for lunch :)

ashley said...

oh my awesome! you guys must be stoked, how cool!

Amanda D said...

Congrats! That is very cool. How exciting it will be design your own home. GOod luck with everything!

Malia said...

YAY!!! Thats super cool! And thats awesome that dad is going to design it! Wish I could have gone and checked it out while I was visiting... looks amazing!

Danielle said...

YEAH!!!! That is so exciting. It looks so peaceful there. So different than her where homes are built right on top of each other. You deserve it!!! Hope things go speedily along for ya.

Ilene said...

Five minutes away? That means he could come home for lunch. Awesome.

Congratulations!