For years I dreamed about the house I would have someday.
I designed it over and over in my head -
rooms, colors, finishes, decor.
For starters, my house had to have a fireplace -
that was not optional.
I wanted a warm, inviting kitchen
for cooking to my heart's content,
and room a plenty for friends to sit
and sip tea or wine while I worked.
Both my grandmother's houses
and the house I grew up in all had pantries,
so my house had to have one too.
I wanted a room spacious enough for the whole family to gather,
yet cozy enough for us to play games, watch football, read stories-
My house had to have good closet space...
including a linen and a coat closet.
I wanted my house to have lots of color and character.
My piano had to fit of course...
and lots of wall space for all our photos.
I wanted an outdoor sitting space...
porch or deck - of this I wasn't too picky.
But definitely a big yard for the family...
to run, play, swing, kick a soccer ball.
And since this is all just a big ole dream...
I wanted a water view.
Yes - that's the house I dreamed of.
You know, just dreamed about.
This is why we have dreams.
right smack in the middle of life....
Dreams really do come true.
*** One year ago today, we found our dream home***