Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We're Home!!!!...Creepy Folks FIT for Halloween!...

New Front Door


The Miller Family is home and getting settled in just fine! The neighbors are awesome, the new school is awesome, the house is awesome and there is a circa. 1845 graveyard within walking distance. Who could ask for anything more? LOL!! The boys and I and some of their friends took a walk up there last week. It was so cool and spooky!!!!







The move was CRAZY. Fast and furious!! We found the house, bought the house and moved in little under three weeks time. Things slowed down after the move, but there was still that little other thing. What was it? Hummm. Oh! I know. We had to get the old house ready to be sold. It FINALLY went on the market Saturday. I have been running back and forth between both homes. Cleaning at one and unpacking at the other. I'm tired. Happy, but tired.


Edited to add:We got an offer on the house today!! (Wednesday) Can you believe we got one so fast?!!!!! We have countered and are waiting to hear back from her realtor.

Edited to add again:) Old house is sold!!! It was on the market less than a week. We are so relieved:) Closing is on November 3rd!



Here are my extra creepy FITs for the week. I know I owe you guys some extra FITS, but my studio stuff is still packed. Luckily, I had these set aside before the move. I have done nothing to them. This is just how they turned out. The man and woman must be husband and wife. The CDV photographer is the same for both and they are posed the same. Their eyes just look spooky to me. The baby ambrotype is the creepiest EVER!!!! Those eyes!!!! AAHHH!!!! Poor baby. I am sure she was lovely in real life:)






My favorite new thing with the boys is to walkaround the neighborhood. There are 8 ponds and 11 common areas with walking trails. It is so nice to just explore and see what we can see. Most of the back part of the neighborhood is undeveloped, but they have already built the streets and put in lamp posts so it is a wonderful safe place to walk and ride scooters. The photo below is some of the treasures from one of our adventures. It was so nice being showered with flowers from sweet boys.



I am making the rounds slowly but surely! You guys have been BUSY too!! I am loving all the wonderful art you are posting:) Love, Jamie

Quotes for the Day:

"Every house where love abides

And friendship is a guest,

Is surely home, and home sweet home

For there the heart can rest."

~Henry Van Dyke

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. "

~Marcel Proust

26 comments:

Tami Roth said...

WELCOME HOME and LOVE your front door, Jamie!!! Not to mention the amazingly beautiful old cemetery-I used to visit cemeteries with my aunt and mom when I was little so I'm comfortable there, and now I appreciate them so much more with this mixed-media hobby we're in :)
Hugs and get rest sweetie!!
Tami

Lori said...

hey girl!!! i was wondering when we would hear from you:) it sounds like your new home and neighborhood are wonderful places for two curious little boys to live...LOVE that baby...i don't think her eyes are creepy...of course my own eyes aren't the best these days...so maybe i am missing something...glad to see you posting Miss Texas!!!


hope your little guy is feeling better!!!

Jan said...

Oh, so lovely to hear from you again and to know that you are happy. Wonderful front door by the way. And those amazing photos from the cemetery. Your location sounds just beautiful. How relaxing to be able to go on walks with the boys through such a lovely area. Plus, you have good neighbours and a good school. Heaven is on your side my sweet Jamie.
Good news about your old house too... fingers crossed that the sale goes through.
Take time to rest when you can x

Linda Cain said...

LOVE the door....too cool for words!

LINDA

*jean* said...

so wonderful to hear your good news! hope your sale goes through! what a great cemetary....and nature walks, rocks & flowers from boys are the best...my hubbie still brings me rocks, weeds, and gnarly wood things he finds on his adventures....love him

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Jamie !!! I missed you ! Glad to knowthat you are all settling into your new sweet home so well.
Your cemetary is a fine treasure place !
Looks forward to hearing more about the new digs !
Big Hugs !

Terri Kahrs said...

Your front door looks like the door to an enchanted, fairytale cottage! No wonder you fell in love at first sight!!! And to hear that you've gotten an offer on your old house is wonderfully serendipitous!!! Meant to be!

May your new home be filled with many blessings, good health, good friends, good time and laughter! Hugs, Terri

Karen said...

Glad to have you back!! Loving the front door!! Enjoy that new house!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Jamie!!! I was worried about you and asked Lori too....I'm so glad you are moved in and ready to nest!!! I love when you post and always look forward to them ~ I'm so happy for you and your family all cozied up in your new home, hugs and love, Dawn

Tiedupmemories said...

Wow! What a beautiful door! Sounds like a neat neighborhood! The graveyard is creepy yet really cool!Glad to hear everything is going well! Have a great weekend!
Tracy

Mary said...

Congratulations on the house(s)!!! And that is one creepy baby.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Hooray! sounds like life is moving along great! I love your front door and your neighborhood sounds great. I am so happy for you and yours.

TheresainMS said...

Great images Jamie and so glad to see you back online! Congrats on the house selling so quickly; you are very blessed. Thanks for the images!!

Jen Crossley said...

Jamie love the photos of the Cemeteries,Have missed your blog glad youe home

House of Hullabaloo said...

Those pictures of the cemetery are great. How cool! Love the door. I am so happy for you! Selling your house that fast too!

Jann said...

Congratulations on your new home! I know what you mean about running back and forth between the old and new houses--been there more than once, I'm afraid! How wonderful that you sold your old house so quickly--you will make many new and wonderful memories in the new one, too! Thanks for the images--the old man and woman are wonderful! Smiles, Jann

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

Yeah You are doing it and making it look easy! How awesome for you!
cool graveyard! I'd love to see your new home office in the kitchen...Loving your fits!
warmly
Stacy~Creativemuse

The Rustic Victorian said...

Congratulations on the sale and purchase of your abode. I am going through it now so I can relate. Great blog,,,I will have to return!

cindy said...

So glad you are getting settled in, and that the old house is sold! Good deal. I've missed ya! I know you will enjoy all the walking areas, your kidlets will be in heaven!

-c
yapping c

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Hello ~ I am visiting from lovely Sanja's blog :)
Such a great post and exciting too!
Our family is always drawn to cemeteries for various reasons... such peaceful places ... those are some wonderful gravestones...thank you for sharing the great images too!
~*~ Pattye

vintagesusie said...

Love the Little Girl, her eyes are a little creepy. Maybe she had just woken up from a nap. Your front door is awesome by the way, it looks like the door to a castle. LOL
I left an award for you on my blog. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Gerushia's New World said...

Jamie:

I'm so glad you're back. How wonderful that you are in your new home. Amazing that you got an offer on the old home so quickly. Especially in today's economy.

Is it the truth? Do you really live so close to that fabulous old cemetary? I'd be there all the time, snapping photos.

So good to have you back:
Kim
Gerushia's New World
(Formerly Garden Painter Art)

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Wow found your blog everything sound so wonderful!!! I am in love with the cemetery and I cannot believe you sold you old home so fast it must have been very special will you be posting pictures of you new place and the inside Or did I miss them as I just found you?

marie said...

Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful images. I used several in some little ornaments and posted about them on my blog (linking to you, of course)!!

I'm really enjoying my visits to your blog.

Thanks again!

Cindy said...

I just found your blog through the Feathered Nest and I'm so glad I did. What a fun place to visit you have here! I hope the settlement went well and congrats on your new home!
Thank you for sharing the old pictures...I loved looking through them. And in the graveyard pictures (wow, what an amazing cemetary there!)...Eliza was fortunate to have lived a very long life. :-)

Amy. said...

I love the door!!!....and the tombstones are right up my alley. I love old cemeteries.
Amy

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