Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New House Nuptials

Brad and I headed out west this weekend so I could meet the new house.

I confess, I was scared and felt like I was going on the biggest blind date of my life.

Or, more accurately, like I was the bride at an arranged marriage.

Would the new place need a lot of work?

A woman's touch?

Or just some window treatments?

I am happy to report that the new house is lovely.

A far cry from our center hall colonial, but it has the potential for true desert beauty.
I am excited now. But, initially, there was some weeping.

Poor Brad. It was hard for me to explain that the tears weren't just about crown molding and entryway tiles. They were all tied up in leaving friends, baby furniture and peony bushes behind. Turning 40 and sending the twins to first grade. Figuring out the next chapter in my life.
And besides, all brides cry a little. Right?
I'll be just fine.
Now we're home and I'm gearing up for the final trek west.

(But it might not be much of a honeymoon.)


Christie said...

It is ADORABLE! I think it is just perfect and from talking to you on the phone, it is going to be fantastic. I can't wait to see all your touches. You will make that AZ desert shine.

Christie said...

P.S. Slightly relieved that it's not the tee pee. That'd be a little scary for you. Dream come true for the boys in your family though.

Tristan said...

It is GORGEOUS! I need you to post pics of the inside! I'm so excited for you!

Rochelleht said...

Well, my honeymoon wasn't exactly smooth sailing, so it sounds like that will just be right on track. ;-)

Diane said...

It looks perfect from the outside.

Good luck with the next steps. Change is always hard at the beginning, but can end up being a real blessing. If you throw yourself into it, you'll feel like it's all home in no time.

al + sar said...

So gorgeous, Gabi! Brad did a great job!

Travelin'Oma said...

It's a gorgeous house that just needs a family to make it a home. I'm thrilled for you.

I remember the year you and Brad decided to create your own home. (I was forty.) You've been a fabulous homemaker for almost twenty years, and you'll have that desert spot blossoming!

calibosmom said...

It looks beautiful but I'm still sad you are leaving the East. Oh well, at least I'll have someone to visit when I go to Arizona and you'll always have a friend in NH. I can't wait for the new home decorating posts.

Ilene said...

Well, you gotta admit a colonial house in the desert just wouldn't work.

Love the tile roof!

I'm sure with your touches and your family around you, you'll feel at home soon enough.

brooke said...

This is why I read your blog. You are the best writer. Love the wedding analogy and it totally fits. Of course there were tears--you are leaving such great memories and people behind but I can't wait to see what the future holds for your cute family!

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♥Shally said...

You crack me up!

The house is beautiful. It will be even more beautiful once you get your hands on it! :)

Good luck with moving!!

(Funny, the word verification below is CRIES. Haha!)

Lauren in GA said...

Gabi, I LOVE IT!!! I know it must be a shock to your system because it is so different than your home, "Back East" but it is beautiful!

I would be weeping too. For all of the same reasons.

As always, this was so, so, cleverly written, my dear!

Jeanelle said...

It's lovely!! I can't wait to see the guest room. ;)

martha corinna said...

It looks beautiful! And you will make it even more lovely.

And Peonies are totally somethin to cry over, I cried over leaving mine.

I still sometimes long for the tiny place we lived in Holladay because it was where our first baby was born.

Marci said...

I love it! I think Brad did pretty darn great! And I know how great you are at making a house a home. Even BYU married student housing! But your PA home is just sooooo charming! I can see why it will be hard to leave it. But knowing you, you will make the new place YOUR place in no time at all. You are talented like that.

polly said...

do you want my to come and stencil? remember american fork. styles may change, but i'm sure i can figure out something i can help you out with. it looks beautiful.

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