Saturday, May 24, 2014

# new house

New place!


Oh my friends, I'm so excited.  Guess what?  We have our new house ready to move into.  YAY!!

Yesterday afternoon we went to check out a house that was for rent.  I honestly didn't think that I would be returning home an hour later, with keys in my hand.

But it was just one of those where you walk in, and it feels like home.  That and the fact that the homes around here are going so fast right now, being PCS season and all.


It had everything we wanted, and more, and we decided to just lock it in and be done with it, instead of waiting to see another and risking losing this one.  We ARE just 3 weeks away from the day we want to move out of this one.

The Lord as usual came through in a big way, providing us with a beautiful home, a quiet wonderful neighborhood and even a spot for me to garden in. 

This area hasn't really been used at all, the previous tenants used to throw their compost in there, so with some cleaning up and tidying, I think I may just have a gorgeous veggie garden :)

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Now THAT I'm so excited about....and I got my bigger kitchen with loads of storage, my dishwasher and my pantry.  What more could I ask for?

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I will be organizing that pantry with storage bins and mason jars etc.  Can't wait to get in there.

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But yes, what more could I ask for????  Oh, well, maybe a hot tub?  Uh huh, I said it, a hot tub.  Wow!

It's not running at the moment and if we want to get it running it will be at our own cost, but we would like to eventually get it working.  Only problem is that we have no idea whatsoever how to even go about doing that.  If you have one, or have any tips or advice, I would really appreciate it.

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I'm already envisioning some beautiful fairy lights strung all around the fence, and some gorgeous greenery in there too.

And speaking of greenery, I am in love with the green walls in the living room and the stairway.

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Just beautiful.

Oh but let me quickly show you the backyard, it's pretty big and has a nice deck which will be perfect for summer barbecues.


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Of course the front of the house is beautiful too, I have rose bushes along the front walls and all around.


We're slowly getting everything moved in, which if you're a military family you understand that it's something we don't do at all.  All our moves have always been very fast and done in the matter of a day or two.

It feels good to know that I can take my time and go at a slower pace.  Last time we moved, my husband and I moved everything alone and it took us two full days and well into the night of moving and pushing and pulling and carrying.  It almost killed us and I was sore for a week after.

Will be happy not to have to do that again.

But there you have it, I wanted to come in and share the news with you.  As we continue with the move, I'll take you along with us, and then of course I will show you the house once everything is in.  How exciting!!!

Hope you're are all having a wonderful Saturday and enjoying your long weekend.  We are not doing anything in particular, just staying home and relaxing, but we may do a picnic at the lake on Monday, we'll see, nothing is decided yet.

Anyway, I'm going to watch a little TV and pray for this crazy wind to go away so that I may stop suffering with these wretched allergies. 

God Bless,


  1. Yeh! Congratulations!!!! Makes me excited to find our new home in June/July ... praying about it already! :) I have to admit I kind of like moving (must be a military thing!). ;)
    Feel better soon, too.

  2. How absolutely wonderful!!! I love those floors and a hot tub? Fantastic!!! Congratulations!!

  3. Hooray! It looks very nice and has lots of bonus areas!
    Happy for you guys.

  4. Congratulations Sandra! Make many happy memories there!

  5. Congrats on finding a new place! How exciting! I wouldn't be able to have your patience with moving in. I would have been in there "yesterday". :)

  6. Dear Sandra ~ What a great place and I love the way you walked in to view the place and ended up walking out with the keys.

    I have a hot tub, but do not have it connected to hot water as we don't need that down here in s.e. FL. I just have a pump that circulates the water, and fill it up by hose, put my little holder of tablets in and I'm good to go. I'm getting ready to do that shortly. :-) It's nice on a hot, humid day to sit in there and cool off. The jets feel great too.

    Happy moving and settling in, I am looking forward to seeing pictures.

    Love and hugs to you and your family. Have fun ~ FlowerLady

  7. have a wonderful and safe weekend sandra..glad to see your new home, enjoy..

  8. That stair case and wood stove with the wood flooring..*drools* gorgeous! Congrats on the new home!

  9. The house is sooooo "YOU"! It has your personality all over it. I'm so happy for you and your family. I know you're gonna be VERY happy there. I can just imagine how pretty your garden will be once you get it established, perhaps next season.

  10. Congratulations Sandy. Your new home to be be looks amazing. Really excited to see what you do with the place.

  11. Hurray for you all!!! Hope you can relax soon! Love that little fireplace, it will be handy with all that snow in the winter!

  12. Your moving sounds so exciting! We moved into our present house when we married almost 55 years ago and have never moved again. I'm sure if we are so content or if we are in a rut. lol

  13. I have been so behind in my blog reading lately but I am so glad to see that you have found your new home! Being able to move over a few weeks is a much gentler, less stressful way of doing things isn't it - I'm so happy you are able to enjoy that change of pace!
    The rose bushes at the front of the house are gorgeous, that is something on my bucket list - to have roses growing across the front of my home :)
    I hope your allergies are better soon. Love to you and yours xxx

  14. Missed you for Happy Homemaker Monday but totally understand how busy you are right now! This is truly a great house! So excited and happy for you and your family to get it. God does come through for us, doesn't He!?! Have a great week!

  15. Wonderful! It'll be great for you! Looking forward to seeing it when you've made it your own.

  16. Dear Sandra,
    Congrats on the new home. Last year in June/July we both were in the process of moving. We bought our house and are still there but I think about you and this move a lot. Glad it worked out. We had a hot tub but make sure the electrical is in good working order first. Second, you need chemicals--PH to balance and a special hot tub chlorine. You can get a test kit at a hot tub store and make sure to use the chemicals or you might get pimples all over your body from bacteria--that just means you haven't chlorinated enough and kept your water clean and balanced. Quite easy to take care of a hot tub. Do ask a lot of questions at the hot tub place.


  17. Congratulations! The house looks beautiful. Lots of luck to you and your family.

  18. Yay & congrats Sandra!

    It looks wonderful. God is good!!

    Can't wait to see your personal touches.

    God bless xo

  19. Oh Sandra, It looks wonderful and I can just see you in it. Looking forward to see how you set it up.

  20. Congratulations! It looks like a home you and your family will be happy in for a long time! Enjoy.

  21. So happy for you!! Looks like a nice place and we all know you will turn it into a home :)

  22. It looks so nice! The woodstove area in the living room is so cozy looking.

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