It's been snowing off and on all day today, a perfect way to bring in the winter solstice. I love how the snow blankets everything in a quiet stillness. As we start to get to know this house, its 106 years of character and charm, we notice how quiet it is. There's no freeway noise from highway 24, like on Lovers Lane. It stands strong and sturdy, not built on stilts like the old house. No rascals breaking an entry into the pantry (yet!). It is so incredibly warm - so inviting. We even caught Moonli howling in his sleep last night while eating dinner. And Makiah is using the dog door! Just goes to show you can teach an old dog new tricks.
I'm sitting in my new periwinkle office with boxes everywhere and
a faint smell of baby diapers. The previous owners bought this house 10
years ago and completely rennovated it and remodeled the kitchen. Then
they had 4 children. The dragonflies on the walls means those little
ones slept in this room - and it's no wonder the room has such good
On a clear day and in the winter, you can see the
surrounding mountains when you look out the window to the South. Yep,
it's still snowing.
Our new kitchen is nothing short of
amazing. The only hick up is that my big plates won't fit in the
dishwasher. That's it though! It is a dream. Last night we toasted our
first meal and know this home will bring years and years of happiness.
I have so much to be thankful for right now. This is a winter solstice I will never forget.