Monday, April 18, 2016

Laying down roots

We have been looking at houses intermittently for a few years now, just casually browsing and dreaming of a place where we can have a real garden for all kinds of food and flowers, have a studio to do ceramics again, and room to host visiting family and friends. We want something that can grow with us, and allow us the space and time to work and play together.

assemblage painting

The search took on a more serious tone about a month before the baby was due. People told us babies don't take up a lot of space but the stuff that come along with, do. We didn't have a baby shower, so we thought we were pretty much in control of our purchases. We didn't go crazy buying a whole bunch of baby gadgets and furniture. Yet, what little we ended up with still proved to be more than our current little house can handle.

My nesting instincts were raging. So we met with a realtor and started house hunting. We looked and we looked and we looked some more but our choices were limited and the right place proved hard to come by. It didn't help that we were doing this in the midst of cold, gloomy, downright dreary days. This was typical of the real estate market in the winter months, our realtor told us.

assemblage painting

And then spring happened. The sun came out, the flowers bloomed and everything came back to life. A few days ago, Zach and I found the place that we want. It's a little house on a hill, situated on a nice size property where we can have a garden, a studio, and room outside for the kiddo to grow, roam, and play safely. We are beyond excited to start this new phase of our lives and to feel like we're finally laying down some roots. There's still a little bit of work to do before we can move but I couldn't wait to share the happy news.

Wish us luck on our new adventure!

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