It’s finally here. After months (OK only four months), our new house is ready and we have moved in. And, since we have still have no internet at the new house, I have been unable to post about the house now that its done.
What a journey this has been…if you read my earlier moving posts you may remember that we were apprehensive about our move. We left a town of 6000 people and have arrived in an area with A MILLION people. We left the mountains for the coast, and our families and dear friends for an area with a very transient (military) population.
But, on the other hand I still feel a bit of “pinch me”…am I really living in this house? Waiting (and moving around all summer, and imposing on our family and friends!) to build was so worth it. Our house is far from “perfect” or even “grand”, in fact it’s smaller then our last home, but it makes me feel happy and so blessed. From each light I agonizingly picked out myself, and the white kitchen I have wanted for SO long, to the front porch I have long had on my dream house “wish list”.
It is also, most magnificently, on the shore of a beautiful and very peaceful lake.
Already living here brings me such a sense of peace. Our family vacations each summer on the most beautiful spot on a beautiful lake in Maine every year, so while I think the beach is nice (and its just 5 minutes away) I find having the lake to be worth the trade-off of less space for this incredible view.
So, when the cable company shows up to finally connect my house to the cable box at the street, I will begin posting better interior pictures. Promise! In the meantime, here is a gratuitous shot of my daughter in her new room (for some reason it looks very large here, but its actually quite small).
In the meantime, you can find me unpacking boxes!