Happy / Sad.
We are moving!
Happy: we found a beautiful older home just out of town that is spacious, with a big yard, lots of gardens, and in a great community. We are excited for a new beginning!
Sad: leaving our first house feels bittersweet. Every day I curse that it is too small, the kitchen is hard to work in, I hate my old yellow bath tub... but we have put so much of ourselves into this house, I feel a little sad leaving it! Like the lilac bush my mom got me for my first mother's day, and the hand-me-down peony bushes...
We move the first week of December, which is approaching way too fast. I'm excited to get into our new house, but have way too much on my plate right now.
The new house was built in the 1930's and has many of the original features. On the downside, it's a old house that needs some repair and updating, which is always scary to take on. I've been busy the last little while getting quotes and information on some of the repairs that need doing. I feel out of my element, but it'll all get done...
I'm very excited to get settled in. I'll have an even bigger studio space. Dan will have a room to set up his easel and paint. The backyard is filled with gardens and will have lots of room for Isabel and Oliver to run around in. It's got a beautiful sun room where I picture having morning coffees in the summer. It's in a lovely little community, just outside of town, similar to where I grew up. I certainly have many wonderful memories of small "village" life growing up, and I hope Isabel will make lots of great memories here too.