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  • Pin It Howdy! I thought I would update y’all and tell you what we’ve been up to. As you already know, Chris and I moved to the Kansas City area in January, so this post is long over due. We were staying with my sister-in-law for a few weeks while we were going through the process of buying a house. Now, I am so proud to say that Chris and I are FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS!

    We have been married for almost 3 1/2 years and we were renting a cute little home in Birmingham, AL. And while that was such a great house for us at the time, we are so excited to have something of our own!!

    We both decided that we wanted to get back to our roots a little before buying a house and since Chris is from Kansas and I’m from Oklahoma, the Midwest was calling our names. 
    So about a week ago, we went to sign the paper work and sign our lives away make it official! 
    Then we headed over to the house to try out the keys! 
    They worked! :)
    Now we are so excited to make our house a HOME! {Aren’t the shutters awesome?!}
    I have to give a shout out to my sweet in-laws who helped us on moving weekend (and Chris’ friends Eric and Dane). Thank you ALL so much! We couldn’t have done it with out you!
    Also, I caught these AMAZING Kansas sunsets off of our back deck. {One is from the first night in the house, he other is from the second. Sorry, they were just too beautiful not to share}. In Birmingham there are so many hills and trees that we never really got to see sunsets, so it’s a special thing to us now!
    It immediately reminded of Jason Aldean’s song, Fly Over States
    “On the plains of Oklahoma
    With a windshield sunset in your eyes
    Like a watercolored painted sky
    You’ll think heavens doors have opened
    You’ll understand why God made
    You might even wanna plant your stakes
    Those fly over states”
    So, now that you’ve see the house are you ready to see the new Cookin’ Cowgirl kitchen?! It might just be my favorite room in the house! 
    So there you have it! That’s where I’ll be making y’all my new goodies! Thanks for being patient with me these last few weeks while I didn’t post much. I guess you could say I had a lot on my PLATE! :)
    We just have to thank God for all the blessing that he has provided to us! We are his grateful disciples and so thankful for everything we have! 

    By the way, thanks for letting me bombard you with pictures! I had no idea what photos we should take as first time home buyers,or what we would want to remember later, so we just took a bunch!

    • Amanda Tubbs

      Congratulations on the hew home, it’s so exciting! Love your house :)

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thank you so much!! :) We could not be more excited!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09141657258032695758 Cassie/Bake Your Day

      It’s beautiful! Congratulations, so glad to have another blogger in KC!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thanks!! I promise, I’ll have you over soon! Wanna do a joint recipe/blog post sometime?! I think that would be FUN!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13460673361417314050 Valerie Griffin

      what a gorgeous home! congrats!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thanks, lady!! We are so excited!!

    • Karla Dansel

      What a beautiful home for a beautiful couple! Congratulatons!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thanks so much, Karla!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13915161288890141088 The Foodie Physician

      Congrats!! You two are so cute and your kitchen is amazing! Enjoy :)

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        You are too sweet, thank you!!!

    • http://www.southercharmnola.com/ Liz @ Southern Charm

      YAY!!! Congrats!! Y’all are adorable!

      I’m so in love with your kitchen!!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thanks, girl! You are so sweet!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10001512308169583489 Mrs. Schwartz @ Mrs. Schwartz’s Kitchen

      Oh my goodness, what a beautiful HOME! Your kitchen is amazing, no wonder you can whip up such tasty things in it. Enjoy decorating and settling in to your new place! Ps. LOVE Jason Aldean and his Fly Over States song.

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        You are so sweet, thank you!! I love that song too! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11128005527355173390 Rhondi ~ Big Mama’s Home Kitchen

      Enjoy making your gorgeous house a home sweet home. The kitchen is a beauty and I just have to say your necklace is awesome too!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Thank you so much! You are sweet! By the way, the necklace is from Francesca’s Collections. {http://www.francescascollections.com/}.
        I got it a few weeks ago, so they may still have it! I love that place!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina

      Congrats! Getting your first house is such an exciting time and I can tell by these pictures you two were ecstatic about it. Your kitchen looks amazing, I am sure you will be having some great moments in that room, creating and cooking. Love the Midwestern sunset photo.
      Now comes all the fun of decorating and really making that home reflect you-enjoy!

      • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16973924525398266766 Cookin’ Cowgirl

        Tina, thank you!! I just have to say, you always post the most amazing comments! You sure know how to make a girl feel good!! Thanks!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15409730115634400018 Charlene@APinchofJoy

      Gorgeous house — love the photos – especially the key in the heart! The sunsets in the Great Plains are truly beautiful! (I’m from Nebraska.) I’d love it if you would consider linking with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14033713836621074476 Klinger Cafe’

      Beautiful!Nothing prettier than an Oklahoma/Kansas sunset. Welcome home.
      Tammy

      First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00791477319929765332 Corriendo

      how beautiful! and what a niice kitchen!!! perfect for foodies. :) congratulations!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01955902374940558547 Grubarazzi

      What a gorgeous home and an even more gorgeous couple! Congratulations. Have a wonderful time decorating and breaking in that awesome kitchen. <3

    • http://mividaenundulce.wordpress.com/ mividaenundulce

      OMG Congratulations…!!! This is very important achievement in your life.
      Your house looks beautiful, and you kitchen..I dream with a kitchen like yours…!!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08824632026590013284 Trace and Sarah

      I stumbled across your blog from a Pinterest pin of your funfetti cake batter cookies! I was so excited to find the OSU section as I am an Okie and Cowboy fan!! Can’t wait to experiment with your whoopie pie recipes!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03258699925063180509 Lizzy

      What a GREAT house! Congratulations to you both!

    • http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/ Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

      Congratulations!! Your house is SUPER cute and I am IN LOVE with your kitchen!!! Total jealousy going on over here!:) So excited for you all and can’t wait to see more delicious food come out of your new kitchen!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10039872950515928634 Javier Bonnell

      Your faces were radiating your happiness. This calls for a celebration! I know I’m a bit late for it. Anyway, I like your house, and how it seems ready and big enough to accommodate the family you’ll be making. 😀 I hope you won’t encounter first-time homeowner’s common problems, like unexpected need for replacement and repairs that may cost you more.

      Javier Bonnell