Saturday, June 02, 2012

here comes a visible horizon




We bought a house! It's tiny, but it's all my dreams come true- over a hundred years old, original hardwood, apple tree swing, raspberry and rose bushes everywhere, huge fenced-in garden,three minutes from my sister. We started about ten projects simultaneously when we moved in and everything is in disarray, hence the strategically cropped pictures. It is so fun, though. Nobody told me how wonderful having a backyard would be. It's the best! And instead of begging my children not to run and jump or the neighbors will be mad, I absolutely command them to run and jump everywhere. They go outside and swing a little, then smell the flowers a little, then poke at some bugs, then run to check the mail.

Anyway, excuse the bragging. It's been eight years in the making so I'm forgiven, right?

20 comments:

communikate. said...

You brag your heart out girl! You guys deserve it!

Charis said...

Congratulations on your new home!

megan said...

oh, man. congrats! a house and a yard totally demand some bragging.

sarah marie. said...

so excited for you! but i really do want to know more about the house across the street..

Allred Fam said...

Wow, great news! I need to email you for an update and filing in all the gaps....

Hope you are doing good. We'll plan a stop to see you in Utah next time we are there- could be another year so don't forget us in that time....

kate said...

CANNOT wait to see more photos! Congratulations!

Emily said...

Craigs = 1 smallish project in a year, mayyyybbbbe
Sharps = 10 major projects in first two weeks

Your house is perfect. Love having you close! Who else wants to move here? Sarah? Amye? Diana? Jessica?

susan said...

Congratulations! I live in a tiny cottage house too, though only 76 years old. I love thinking of the many happy families that have occupied it over the years.

Enjoy! Old houses are always a project. :o)

wendy said...

I can't wait to see it in person! ;-) Maybe when the kids get out of school.

kelly said...

waahoo. this is SUCH a big deal abby. SO happy for you and your frolicking children

Angela said...

So excited for you guys! We'll have to come by sometime and steal some of your raspberries! I'm jealous!

Kent and Kate said...

Wonderful news! I say brag all you want!!!

off switch said...

ahhh! sooo happy for you guys! it sounds amazing :)

Reba said...

Congratulations!

amyegodfrey said...

I'm terribly excited and happy for you!!! Can't wait to see it later this month.

J & J said...

Brag away my friend!! I never want a big house. I'm so glad all your dreams are coming true. Raspberry bushes? Come on now.

Michele said...

it sounds like a dream come true. You completely deserve it so completely enjoy it and don't worry about bragging.

I could soap box about bragging, so I'll try to be short.
Everyone has bad things in life. we need to be happy together with the good. Being happy when good things happen is not bragging. People who think so need to stop being jealous and start being happy. Life is too short to not enjoy it. It's even more fun to enjoy it with each other.

Natalie said...

Abby! I'm so happy for you guys:)! I can't wait to see it after you touch it with a bit of your Abby magic. Congratulations!!!

Sarah said...

it's perfect. saw it. loved it! pretty jealous.

Rebekah V. said...

I am so happy for you!!! We bought our first house after 12 years and it is ALL it is cracked up to be. Have fun settling in!