Monday, May 10, 2010

Here we go!

Well, it's about as official as anything ever is in our life, we're moving. It has been almost 8 years since we bought our current house, so the idea of packing it up and leaving fills me with more dread, anxiety and excitement than any move previous. I am a bundle of freaked-out energy right now!

Lest I jinx myself, I won't say too much about the place that we have our eye on, except to say that it has 3.5 acres (that's 14 times more property than we have now), and that it is just up the road a piece. Oh, what the heck here's a pic of our hopefully house-

Isn't it cute? :)

Even loving the hopefully-new-place as much as I do. I'm going to have a really hard time giving up our house. It is a gorgeous old 1920's craftsman on a double lot in one of the best neighborhoods in the state capitol. It's is exactly what we wanted at the time that we bought it, a farm house in the city. We made wonderful friends with our neighbors, our family grew here, Scarlet was born here. I love every creaky floorboard and wonky-old door. If I could pick this place up and move it to a 5-acre piece of farmland, I'd do it in a heartbeat. In fact, that's been Scarlet's plan all along. She wants to fill the house with balloons (Up style) and float it down the road to a plot of land with orchards and horses and rose gardens all ready to go. If only...

So anyway, if you see a little less of me, it's because I'm busy packing/painting/cleaning/rocking-back-and-forth-by-myself-in-a-corner-somewhere. I just have to keep reminding myself that just on the other side of all of the packing and change and goodbyes lie my green pastures, turkey poults and big old apple trees.


  1. Yay! It's so pretty! Good luck!!

  2. oh CONGRATS! What a lovely looking house, and think of what you can do with all that land! What fun you will have - how exciting.

  3. That is a beautiful house Chelle! Good luck, now get packing! :)

  4. It is DARNED cute! But even if that falls through, there is bound to be an even more perfect place out there. I know there were several near misses that made me sad in our move to Iowa, but I am glad we ended up where we are.

    Hang in there with the moving - God can work it all out. :)

  5. Your new house to be is BEAUTIFUL! I am clear on the other coast in VA. Our dream it home, land and being sustainable, just getting started.