(I hope to have a "grand kids short but sweet visit" post put up soon but in the meantime, here's a post from draft. )
Hello girls! Given the fact that I've moved approximately 30 times in my life I thought that from time to time, I would show you some of the old houses that I have lived in. This is*not* the house that I'm living in now.
The longest I've EVER lived in one house was 5 years and it was in this little cottage in Washington state- my home state. I wish I had a better picture... See those Blue skies? Yup- the Bluest skies you've ever seen! See the picket fence? I loved it! My husband and older boys made it for me from cedar siding. I was so sorry to leave that fence but we wanted to move our boys to the country. My older boys made a trip to this house recently and their fence still stands!
This is the only house in town that we have ever bought. Other than this cottage, we've always bought or rented country homes. See the cute lattice work? My idea. ☺ It was when Burgundy was all the rage! It's hard to tell in this pic but I had a little Burgundy heart on the planter on the porch and on the wreath at the door, too. I had so much fun decorating that tiny porch in different ways. People out sight seeing used to take pictures of my little cottage- even the locals. Yes, I'm bragging AND exaggerating! It was just one tourist and one local. ☺ The local was my neighbor who lived in the BIGGEST house in town so when she wanted to take a pic, I was flattered. I had a quilt hanging on the line that day so maybe it was more the quilt than the house! ☺
This cottage was located in a tiny, former coal mining town called Carbonado. It was up in the mountains near Mount Rainier and this is actually an old coal miner's shack. Cottage sounds cuter though, dontcha think? ☺ We worked *really* hard on this little house and yard and we eventually sold it back to the person who originally sold it to us! This was only a 2 bedroom cottage but we turned the utility room into a tiny bedroom for one of the boys and we turned the attic into a bedroom, too!
♥Sorry I don't have good pictures of the inside. I do have a VHS tour of it that I made for relatives that I hope to convert to DVD someday. Through the years, I have had SEVERAL dreams that we've moved back to this house and it is always so real! I'd never want to move back, though. Living there was like living in a fish bowl. There wasn't one place in my yard where I could go and be unseen. I need my unseen time!
Have a great day, wonderful girls- wherever YOU live! ♥