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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Symmetry


It happened.

It actually happened!


You see those?

Yep, they are the keys to this...


All the papers were signed, and this baby is now officially
OURS!

Thank you all so much for hanging in there with me
through all the stops and starts,
the false alarms, the delays and my wicked bad moods
as this thing just dragged
on and on and ON.

And for all those of you who have let me know
that you can't wait to see how I doll this place up...

well, you're gonna have to wait.
At least a little while longer.

But this was always the plan,
I just didn't have the heart to break it to ya yet.

We actually won't start moving in for probably at least a month,
while our contractor begins work on the fencing and the out-buildings.
Our pups have to be safe and secure,
so we won't be relocating until our yard is safe and secure for them.


Until then, might I suggest that you regularly check in on my
Fabulous Farmhouse Sista, 
Dawn from The Feathered Nest?
She just landed herself a cute little farmhouse too,
and she seems to be getting moved in at record speed. 
So that oughta hold ya over until we start moving in, too.

So, what's up with the title of this post...symmetry?

On the drive back from the closing,
I was struck with the striking similarities between this and our last house closing.
We were living in the Rio Grande Valley at the time, and had to drive up to the
Texas Hill Country to sign all the papers ( a 6 hour trip )
and then turn right back around and drive back...
into a HURRICANE.
Hurricane Dolly was due to hit land the following morning,
and we had to get back to our animals.

Today, I made the 30 minute drive to sign all the papers in the midst of this...


Thanks to Tropical Storm Hermine, today we have flood warnings,
squall warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings and just generally yucky weather.
Just like the last time we bought a house!

Heck, we're Texans.
We're tough.
A little wind and rain ain't gonna keep this gal from this...


Symmetry.
Full circle.
 All in God's timing.

Have a wonderful {dry} evening!

101 comments:

shannon i olson said...

Congrats, looks lovely, looking forward to see all the wonderful things you do with it!

A Cottage Muse said...

Anne...I am so happy for you!!! I hope that love, happiness and lots of laughter fill every nook and cranny...in wonderful vintage Fiona & Twig style!!

If you need to use that old doorknob on the new nest til the brick and mortar comes along that would be ok...he he!!

xoxo
Sandi

Debra@Common Ground said...

A Red Letter day for sure! OK, I'll try not to pester you TOO much, but I'm still antsy to see what you will do with this wonderful blank canvas. Breath easy and sleep well tonight!
lots of love,
Debra

TheSmithHotel said...

Yeah!!!! Gotta keep your doggies safe! Can't wait to see it when you move in!

Jody

Sarah said...

I'm SOOOOO happy for you!!!

Now on to the fun stuff...... :)

cityfarmer said...

you little key keeper you!

you can at least start dreaming'

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am doing the happy dance for you!! So glad it is signed, sealed and delivered! Now too make it safe for the doggies and then moving. Enjoy your night and celebrate!!

Vintage Junky said...

Yay!!!! congrats and will be patiently waiting to see your stamp on your new home!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

This is Wonderful News.... Having fun checking in on Dawns progress, when she is done, it will be Your Turn ~ I Do Love Your Sweet Home... Congrats!

red.neck chic said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO doin' the happy HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY dance!!!! Ohmygosh Anne - I am so excited for you!!! LOL YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

Were you the only other car with me on the road when Dolly was rollin' through? 'cause.... uhmmm... I was on that same road with ya sister... I had a cat a dog and a kid waitin' me out in McAllen! LOLOL

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
robelyn

yaya said...

Congrats to you! Can't wait to see the final results of your labor on that cute place!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wahoo! this "yankee gal" is doing the happy dance for ya!

northern cottage said...

I'm sooo thrilled for you...I think I might be ALMOST as excited as you to get you working and showing us your progress. I wish I could pop down and help get it all set up....that is half the fun! But we'll enjoy the show to come!

Sweet as June said...

a reason to smile!

Beatnheart said...

of course if happened....how could it have not. All the best you!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

wooohoooo! congrats to the whole family! I'm sure while the contractors are there, you'll be in and out doing a little this 'n that!
Anne, I am so happy for you both! The pups are going to love it there too!
gail

trash talk said...

If we're gonna do the happy dance...let's make it a CONGA LINE!!! Congratulations!
Debbie

Amy Kinser said...

Hip hip hooray!!! I am so happy for you and your husband. Can't wait til that month is over so we can see what all you have planned.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

The important thing is...you've got the keys!!!
Yahoo! Now everything else will happen on your own schedule and what works best for you and the pups! Congratulations! I bet you are over the moon with happiness.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am thrilled to pieces for you! I am looking forward to your move and all of the changes that will take place.
Hugs,
Penny

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh I can't wait...another month...ugh! Worth it I'm sure:) Be safe.

Sarah said...

Congrats! I am sure this had provided you much relief knowing that all the hard work is done. Now you can enjoy your lovely new home and make it yours!! xo, Sarah

Sylvia said...

Congratulations!!!!! I can't wait to see how you decorate your beautiful house.

Sylvia

Sue said...

I KNEW it would all work out, and you must be so relieved! Sorry about the nasty weather. As you probably know, her in Southern CA we really don't have "weather". Although today its been in the upper 60's which is weird for this time of year. Can't wait to see what you do with your old farmhouse. Congratulations!

Take care, Sue

* French at Heart * said...

~*~* I am so thrilled for you! I cant wait to see you work your magic on the inside!!~*~* Blessings and a big CONGRATULATIONS!!!~*~*Rachel

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Finally! We can all breath again! Congrats Anne. So very happy for you.

Your Friend,
Deborah

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

YYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I am soooo excited for you!!! Take all the time you need moving in. It's yours!!!!Just promise you will keep us posted with tons of photos so we can feel like we are there decorating with you:)
~Debra XXX
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Creative Ambitions said...

R U Serious??? YIPPEE! WooHoo! Yay!! Congratulations Anne! Awesome!

You'll have to let me know how the huskies like it! ;)

Kendra

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Congrat's and there is no place like HOME SWEET HOME!!
It's nice that you can do some work before you move in. Makes is easier and quicker when the house is empty.
Warmly,
deb :)

hometown girl said...

i'm so happy for you! i knew it would happen just takes time!! can't wait to see all you do with your beautiful new place. i wish you much love and happiness in your home!! big hugs, susan :)

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

YEAH :)!!! What a good feeling to get the keys. I can wait over here for a little while - after all I know how long just painting a room can take!

Jensamom23 said...

Oh, how wonderful...except the weather! Continued Blessings!

north pal said...

see girlie, i knew you'd make it and everything would be wonderful. i know your thrill. Bestest,Denise

Sharon said...

YAh!!!!!!! I was getting ready to take on the bank for you all! LOL Promised Teddy another walk today and he held me to it, rain storm and all. When we got back he had a bubble bath and blow dry. I refuse to sleep with a wet smelling pup!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Yipee! Keys are sweet aren't they? Especially when they fit a sweet farmhouse. Can't wait to see it for real. Lisa

Shelia said...

Hi Anne! Woo Hooness for you!! You've got the keys! Now you can have sweet dreams tonight! You just take your time and think all of the things you're going to do to your house. Well, you may be awake dreaming! :)
I'm so proud for you!! Now go get a chocolate milkshake and you'll be all set! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Hill Country House Girl said...

Stay safe in all this rain, and I am so, so happy for you!! Can't wait to welcome you to the Fred patch!

Theresa said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy that you actually have your hands on those keys:) We can wait for the move when the time is right!

Dawn actually lives not too far from me and I am enjoying watching her beautiful home transformed!

Have a blessed evening, I pray Hermine leaves you alone... I think you need a break!

HUGS!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hurray for you!!!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Drawn to The Sea said...

Isn't it amazing how a couple of small pieces of metal can open the door on a whole new life? Beautiful... little pieces... of metal.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

Congratulations ~ that is wonderful! ... I am sure that you are so happy to have the keys in your hands.
Sorry about Hermine and hope it leaves you alone.
Blessings

Hugs
Carolyn

Shelly said...

SO Happy for you both! "TA DA!" How exciting!

I'm having my 200th post giveaway,,,,come over to enter for a few "Girly Girl things!" You need them when you wind down and relax after moving, cleaning, etc......

Package going out to you though anyway, this week!

Big Hugs and love and a "Bus" for BOTH of you! Congrats!!!!
Shell (You SO deserve it!)

Kate said...

Hooray for you Anne

I am so so happy for you!!!!!

youre the best and I love ya

xo
Kate

Sarah said...

Wonderful news! Yes, as much as we love rain here it's fine unless one has to be on the road. Glad you are back home safely! I'll be waiting patiently for all the photos to come! ~ Sarah

Brynwood Needleworks said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Anne! So glad that everything finally is settled and the new house will soon be your home. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to photos as you make it all your own!
xoxo
Donna

All That Jazz said...

Yippeeeeeee, Anne!! So happy for you! Can't wait to see how the move in goes. Stay safe from Tropical Storm Hermine!!
~michelle~

glor said...

Congratulations!!! So very happy for you. We'll be patient till the pups are safe and then we want to see! Blessings in your new home.

Polly said...

Yay! Finally!!! Can't wait to see!!!1

Fearless Nester said...

I just adore your key holder and now may you sleep great knowing it's finally all yours! (Provided the Hurricane is outta there, that is!) Congrats to you and Mr. Twig! xo ~Lili

Love the Decor! said...

I couldn't be happier for you if I bought it myself!! so so excited to be a part of watching the progress!!
Love the shot of the hand and the keys!! Very cute Maybe you should frame that cute little print for your new home. I think it isso cute and qwerky!!

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Congratulations!!!! I live just south of Forth Worth so I'll be right over to paint:-) If you ever, ever get to have that barn sale then call me up. Would love to bring some stuff!

Anji Johnston said...

What a truly wonderful post - bought tears to my eyes threw joy and laughter! Congrats again - you have been so patient. All good things come to those who wait and this is beyond good!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Happy, happy, happy! ~ Angela

Privet and Holly said...

I'd take that as
a sign...
a blessing....
it's meant to be....
Congratulations!!!
xx Suzanne

Anne Marie said...

yeah!

stefanie said...

horray!!! now the REAL fun begins!!!!

Glenda said...

Yay!!! I'll be waiting no matter how long it takes. I know it's going to be that good. So happy for you.
~G~
xo

Cori said...

Oh Anne!

I was SO EXCITED when I ready this post. Good things DO happen to GOOD PEOPLE.

What a wonderful journey you are about to begin. I can't wait to follow along with you as you make this perfect farmhouse YOURS.

I am so excited about Dawn's farmhouse too! Toth of you gals are about to unleash your creativity on your new homesteads....how wonderful!

hugs,

Cori

Margaret MacCabe Ritchie said...

Wow! Congratulations!! I don't mind telling you that I am a little envious, but, as everyone else, am very happy for you and really looking forward to all your future posts!

Beach House Living said...

Congratulations! Good that you will be making sure the canine kids will be safe.

Linda said...

Yay! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Congratulations on your new nest, Anne! XO

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey this is just the best news ever. So glad you finally have it all settled and KEYS in hand.
Looking forward to seeing how you fix it up...I know it will be adorable
Congrats
Love
Maggie

clustres said...

Congratulations! Happy for you!

Betsy said...

I can't wait to see what changes you make.
Congratulations! Betsy

Joanna Jenkins said...

That's great news! A big, happy congratulations to you!
Cheers, jj

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Anne, I am so thrilled for you!! And what a story about the storm. What the heck... we have waited this long for you to move in, what's one more month? I know you are so excited. And guess what? In looking at your map, I realized that you live not too far from Taylor, Texas. My Grandmother's sister used to live in Taylor. I have some wonderful memories of times spent there as a child. We still have relatives there. Small world! My Mother was born and raised in Texas! I know your mind is racing with all the ideas of things you want to do to your house. Stay safe with all the rain. Love & blessings from NC!

Jo said...

WAHOO! Many congratulations to you both and wishing you many many happy years enjoying this gorgeous home of yours. At last! Much love, Jo xxx

Megan Chamberlain said...

I am so happy that it has all worked out. Talk about a sign that this was meant to be your house, hurricanes don't even keep you away. The same thing happening when you got your last house means that I wouldn't move to often as it seems to be your 'welcome to the neighbourhood' moment.

paperbird said...

Congratulations Dear Anne- I am so VERY happy for you.

It's me said...

I am sooooooo happy for you both !!! CONGRATULATIONS darling !! great news !! ..hugs and love Ria...

Sharyn said...

Oh finally!! I am so excited for you. Can't wait to watch what you do with the place. It is sure to be delicious!!

Ness Lockyer said...

yay! I am squealing for you right about now! You must be so happy that it is all over. So happy for you both.
Ness xx

gina3 said...

Congratulations! It must be a huge sigh of relief to finally have those keys. Yeah, we are drowning up here in Ft. Worth too from Hermine. It hasn't quit pouring for 24 hours. I know it's worse where you are so hang in there....because you got your house!!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I'm so very happy for you girl!!!!!! And you are very right Anne, all in God's timing ~ I hope you guys are OK and that the weather is getting better....what a crazy coincidence about the two closings and their similarities! I am working on the new house but it's not going fast enough for me ~ I'm trying to pace myself :) I truly am soooooo happy for you and Mr. Twig!!!!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Raised In Cotton~ Carol said...

Oh Sweet Anne I am just so over the moon excited for you:))) I just KNEW it was meant to be~ Shoot don't worry about moving in yet, took us 8 months before we finally were able and it will be worth it for you too.

Blessings and Hugs, Carol

Firefly Hill said...

Congrats! Will be waiting patiently to see what awesomeness you inflict on that house!

gail said...

What a wonderful post....I could really feel all those emotions. Life is just plain strange, ain't it?
Congrats....and my doggies and kids come before decorating, also....all in good time!
gail

::cottage instincts:: said...

Oh Hurray! The page has finally turned and a new story can begin. I'll be reading every page ;)

Claudia said...

I'm thrilled beyond belief for you! Waiting until all is safe for your dogs makes perfect sense. The most important thing is that YOU HAVE THE KEYS!!

xo
Claudia

sweetpea said...

congrats my friend! wow what a process but it's done and now you can begin making it yours for real. i know it will be awesome and the best part is we get to go along for the ride. gosh i hope the show grounds won't be a mess from all that rain. be safe.

hugs,

shelley

Chrissy said...

Oh Anne....way to go,you must be ready to bust at the seams!!!! Can not wait for all your photos! YEH!!!!!!!!!!! xo

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi sweet Anne! I'm so glad that God answered all of our prayers for you and your awesome new home. What an exciting time is ahead for you! I love visiting your blog because you have the neatest photos and you always have a wonderful story to share. I can hardly wait to watch the renovations begin to take place.....! Hugs to you friend!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Olive Cooper said...

Thanking God and admiring your tenacity. hugs♥olive

Laurie said...

So HAPPY for you both, and I will be praying for all the redos that need to be done before you move will go swiftly and as planned! God is good!
Hugs,
Laurie

robyn said...

(with very loud clapping in the background) OHHH YAYYYYY! I'm so very excited for you and I can't wait to see the progression! So smart of you to have the fence ready first for your fur babies...I love that! HUGS!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Yea! Congratulations !!!!! A month will fly, I hope the weather straightens out for you... did you go to the house right after siging??..well of course you did. I'm so happy for you.
I have gone to Dawns, and she "is" going fast, how fun to watch you both, doing the redo on the sweet farms.
Blessings in your day!
Marcie

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am so very happy for you!!!!!!!!! Your home is going to be absolutely adorable when you get your hands on it!
I can't wait! Congratulations!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

www.curioussofa.com said...

Oh my gosh, the most perfect little place and property I have ever seen. Good for you. I see many years of deep breathing...

One Cheap B*tch said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats to you!

Jeanine

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Big congrats to you and Mr Twig! and the lucky pets too to have such a big yard to run around in.
How exciting that Deb left you a loving comment. Maybe she can help you decorate via the internet...not that you need it sweets.
xxx
C

Tina said...

Congratulations Anne - YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure that month will go by so fast for you and you will be in your gorgeous new home before you know it:) I am so happy for you:) Happy Thursday ~ Tina xx

Anonymous said...

Anne, YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY!!!!!!!!!!! We have all been waiting and watching this page for the wonderful news. Congratulations on your new home. You deserve to live your dream. Bess from VA

Michelle May said...

Yipppeeee! Yahooooeeeyyy!!! Congratulations!! Finally!!! I'm so happy for you Anne. Looking forward to seeing what you do and I know the pups will be happy that they have a new and safe place too. Fantastic! Just fantastic!
xx, shell

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh Anne, I'm so happy for you both! You know we're all excited to see what you do to this beautiful home. Isn't wonderful how God works out the details?
Blessings,
Marcia

Jen Kershner said...

What a great house! Congrats! I'm so excited for you and look forward to seeing what you do with that gorgeous place.

PRAIRIE GIRL FARM said...

How exciting! Cant wait to read your farmhouse makeover journey...congrats!

tara said...

yipee, that is fantastic, i am so excited for you Anne!!!! xoxoxo

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Congrats! So glad things worked out and your home is yours!
~ Julie

Little Leslie said...

I'm in love with your new house. I live in So. Calif. in a 50's house. I've decorated it pretty much how I want it, but a farm house.....

Anonymous said...

So fantastic!
I wish you many years of happiness in your new digs!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you!! I too, can't wait to see what you do with your wonderful home...but I will be patient cos' we gotta have the fur babies safe! But still I can't wait!!

Lou Cinda :)

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