Friday, January 30, 2015

One Year Ago

Reflecting. That's what I've been doing a lot of lately. I'm reflecting on last January.

January 19, 2014 -
That's the day we walked through this house for the first time. I had been looking at the listing for months. I'd look at the pictures and marvel at the kitchen. I'd look at the fireplace and think how nice that would be, and the large living room and dining room..... I'd think how nice those spaces would  be for our big family. I wondered where the stairs were because that was not shown.

The listing photo


The price dropped and we decided to go see it. Oh, we loved this house as soon as we walked in the door.....I was sure we would! Christy and I loved the kitchen. We loved the beautiful open staircase. This spacious house was exactly what we had been looking for. It was more than we were looking for!

Corey and Christy put in an offer that day and by weeks end we agreed to the counter offer. Then the waiting began for the home inspections to be completed. That was so stressful! Closing finally happened on April 15, 2014. The house was ours!!

I marvel every single day at this blessing. I will never get over it. I love living here. I love living with our son and his wonderful family. It works for us!

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After a dusting of snow last evening, it's looking beautiful out there today.

I love the lacy look of snow on the screens ♥


Oh what a beautiful morning!


Our other blue door.
Love that one too ♥


It's a good day for more cleaning! Loft/kids playroom, here I come! I'm gonna keep on smiling as I continue reflecting on one year ago. God is SO good!

11 comments:

Jean Stauffer said...

Amazing that it's a year already that you first saw this house! That means it's probably a year that Sam and Jenn started the process of buying theirs. And now it's Anthony and Lori's turn. (-:

Greta Good said...

Also, a year ago today we finally told you that I was pregnant! And you had to keep it secret for a whole week!

Doris said...

Yes, Greta, I was looking back to last years posts and I saw the one I wrote when I was allowed to tell the world :) happy, happy indeed!

Barb said...

I am so happy for all of you to have found such a beautiful place. I'm sure you are glad that all the waiting and looking is in the past!

Linda E said...

So glad you got your 'forever'home.

Cattails said...

It has always been a gorgeous home, but it really looks like a "HOME" now, filled with love. You all have had a year filled with many blessings. So happy for you.

Mari said...

It looks like such a pretty home and a beautiful setting!

Theresa said...

I love your home and the snow is so pretty! I can't believe it has been a year! Time is flying by, isn't it? Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

White Lace and Promises said...

This takes my breath away!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Doris, congrats to you and your family. We remember when you shared the news with us and so happy everything has worked out so well for everyone!

Karen said...

Your home is beautiful. Truly a blessing!!