Friday, May 16, 2008

We're Home-Os!!

That's the hip way to say homeowners. Try it. People will react. The couple we bought the house from designed and built it 21 years ago. They raised all their kids there and then ended up getting a divorce. When I showed up at the property yesterday morning for the final walk-through, the owner was out mowing the lawn one last time. I told him how excited I have been and how I can't wait to raise my kids there and he started to cry and cry. It broke my heart. He was our age when they built it. We met his ex-wife at the closing and I ended up hugging her while she cried and cried too. I vow to not let it end up that way for me. It is a magical house and it is too sad for me to think about somebody having to leave it.

We spent the night there last night and the kids HAD to sleep in Sienna's closet. I don't know why. I guess because they could. jaym and I slept on the floor of our room and because I am still suffering from weird post-Europe jet lag, I wake up every morning about 4:30am. I watched the sun come up through my window and it was like all the trees in my front yard were on fire. The rays bounced off the lake and seemed to light everything from underneath. It was beautiful. I couldn't be happier.

The kids were up at about seven and were dressed and ready to go outside before I had a chance to throw cheerios in their respective tummies. They were gone for a couple hours exploring and came back with all sorts of treasures. I can't wait to go explore, too.

I know I need to get back to my Europe trip and I will. This was just fresher in my mind.

Love to you.


Nancy said...

There's nothing like the first night in your dream house. It will get better even when you are all established, but never quite so magical. Thank you for letting us into the joys of your life.

Cheryl said...

Congrats you Home-Os! That felt weird. Well it sounds so beautiful and exciting! You guys are truly blessed. My heart goes out to that poor couple though. How sad!

Rod and Kandace said...

I hope to see it in person someday. You just can't find places out here like that! (TREES, LAKE ETC.) So happy for you all. Now on to the blog about the trip!

Nikki said...

It seems like if they are so sad about it, they could find a way to save it.

Best wishes in the dream house!

Andrea said...

If you're happy at 4:30 am in that house, I'd say it's a keeper! So glad for you - I'm sure it will be the center of millions of memories to come.

Anonymous said...

I'm SO HAPPY for you!! What a wonderful way to start your memories in your home. I'm glad you had jet-lag and had such a great and memorable first morning. I'm sure all our kids will have memories running around and exploring at your house. Can't wait to come see it!!
-Mel S