Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We Visited Our New Home

My sister, Karen, called last night and was so excited to hear about our trip to visit property and what came of it. She said she'd been checking my blog for updates but I've been remiss in keeping anything posted. Not because we don't have really geat news, we do!

We are set to close on April 15th on our next and last home!


We found a solid house that needs an interior facelift - just what we had prayed about. Something that we could make our own without ripping up expensive remodeling, yet a home that would be sound and sheltering while we work at making it just right for our style of living. It's a little bigger than our last home. It's got 2 full bathrooms, a little office/library, a bigger kitchen than I've had in years, a craft/sewing room and, (hint hint) a guest bedroom (picture yourself there). Used to be we had to choose between a small sewing room for me or a small guest room. We'll feel downright spacious!

Oh, and it comes with a 24x24' shop for Kent attached to a two-car carport (think garage missing three sides, this baby is solid!)

and the package is wrapped up with 20 acres of pretty property ripe for some care and creativity. Several cleared acres for grazing and gardening, woods for tramping and providing wood to heat, a lovely creek running year round right through the woods, fruit trees, evidence of berries, roses, hydrangea, and possibly lilac. And lots of other spring surprises that hadn't yet awakened when we were there last week.



It will be a lot of work but we're excited to be starting the next phase of our big adventure together. We believe God has plans for us and has put us where we are for a reason. We'll just keep trying to live for Him daily and see what unfolds as we step out in faith.

Note: We did see it without the snow and tramped around a good bit. These pictures are from an earlier visit that Val, Amol and Steph made on our behalf.

9 comments:

LollyChops said...

How utterly fabulous for you both! It looks like a very lovely home!

ssimm1rg said...

woohoo! thanks for the update. I have also been checking in regularly and am glad to hear that it was a good silence. Do you plan on moving in April?

Kristine said...

Thanks, Lolly! I keep seeing your posts of all the wonderfully creative things you are up to and longing for the time when I will unpack my supplies and get to try some things out again. Probably in teal. ;)

We don't have a firm date, yet, Shannon, but I'll let you know as soon as we do. We're hoping for the end of April, I think. So that we can get right to work on putting in the first big veggie garden. Val has even offered to start some heirloom seedlings for me along with hers!

Rae said...

Yay! I've been checking for updates, too. I've wanted to call but I've been sick. I can't wait to hear about it in person. Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and Kent.

crafty_lady1 said...

I was waiting to hear as well. I am glad that you are to close soon. Hope all is well with packing and organizing the remainder of your belongings and Kathy's household as well.

Pokeberry Mary said...

Beautiful!! Just beautiful!

Living on Less Money said...

I love your new home! Won't you love having a sewing room & guest room?! God is so good! The surrounding scenery is awesome! So happy for you!

Sonia said...

Congrats to you! We are also closing on a new (to us) home on 20 acres on the 29th of this month. It's an exciting time!

Persuaded said...

So exciting Kristine! Can't wait until I can see it in "real life!"