We bought our first house! It's scary and exciting and so, so wonderful to think that we now own our own house... along with about half an acre, and twenty or so trees (including a beautiful magnolia off to the left). I found a patch of strawberries growing on the side of the house, and there's a chipmunk who lives in the backyard and likes to come say hello. How fun to get to know this house, and make friends with it.

We'll do the big move on Saturday, and have been doing a load or two in the car over every evening after work with smaller things like kitchen stuff, clothes, and pictures. I've also been painting the master bedroom... or rather, will paint now that I've finally gotten a good coat of primer over everything. The previous color was a gray/lavender purply color with darker purple trim... and since there is a lot of trim everywhere - floorboards, crown molding, around the window, door, bathroom door, and closet door - it's taken 2-3 coats to generally cover up the darker color. When I finish the walls will be a pale, sunshiny yellow called "spun honey," with very white paint on the trim. It's a smaller room, and I think that will make it feel warm, and peaceful. And most important, it will make it feel like ours! Karl doesn't quite get why we (I) need to paint at all, since the old paint was "perfectly good," but I think it's important for me to make this mine. And it's been fun... and so nice to be there in the quiet house by myself, praying over our lives in that room and that house.

I am VERY thankful that the thyroid medication seems to be helping, since I have a ton more energy than I did a month ago... I don't know how we'd do this if I still felt that tired (painting would probably be out, anyway). I go back to the doctor in two weeks to see where my numbers are, and we'll go from there... we're homeowners!


Rhonda said...

Hi - I clicked on your site from PWs comments and was drawn in to read a little about you since we're at somewhat similar points in life. Hope you don't mind. It's nice to hear many of my feelings voiced by someone else. :) Enjoy the new house! We hope to be doing the same soon.

MJames said...

Kristin, that is such an amazing house! Congratulations! It's so inviting and nostalgic. I love the latticework under the porch, too. To me, this house says "New England" but also "timeless." Maybe you can post a few pictures of the inside some time.

Washington Cowgirl said...

Hi, I also found you on PW's site, congrats on the house. It's soooo cute and I love that there's a little chimpmunk, they are so fun to watch. Growing up we had a pet squirrel (I know, I'm a hick) and he was the cutest, smartest little thing.
It was fun seeing your blog!