Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Where have we been?

I have been a bit quiet since last year and for a good reason. We built a house, we moved out to the sticks and we started with the projects again. Because having a brand new house does not mean the project are over, it is just a fresh canvas to start a new piece of art, or to make our new house our new home. Most people avoid this step but we are not most people. We like to make dents and holes in our walls, and then like to patch them up and call it our home. In only one year of living in our new home I have a fresh honey do list for my sweet husband, and that is in the new house not the 3 acres of raw land we have. Yes, raw, because my sweet husband decided we did not need another cedar tree in our property so all the trees were pulled out. So landscaping will also be on our repair list. I think in about 5 yeas we will be right at home. We are still feeling things out. After moving 3 times and fixing three houses , I have come to the conclusion that 5-6 years is just about the right time to start feeling at home. We left our old home (which by the way makes me sad to talk about) right after our 6 year mark and we left it the way we always wanted to be cozy and beautiful. I think that what makes me sad about leaving about that home was not the new granite counter tops nor the most beautiful walk in shower nor the built in cabinets nor our first sucessful garden(okay, maybe the garden),  but the memories we built in that home. We also had amazing neighbors who loved our kids. Our first year in Liberty Hill was an adjusting year. Some of my kids did well while others struggle and I just couldn't cut ties to Round Rock, but after this last summer we officially became Liberty Hillians. This quaint little town is definitly growing on me, I especially love their cute little library and their locally own shoppes. Yes, the distances are far for everything, but I love it anyway.  This is a picture of our house on the day it was finished, a little over a year ago. Since then we have added a little more love, but I have not taken a new picture.
Hello 120 Gray's Circle!