Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Almost Home

This is a picture of our back yard plantings. I don't know the name of the tree or of the plants.




The house seems finished. We walked through yesterday. The hard part now is the waiting while the builder completes his finishing touches.

Our closing is scheduled for Monday, December 14th. I will still have Blue Monday, though I will be slow responding to comments. However, you know that I will return all visits.

We'll have a carpenter come in for some finishing work on the living room wall and then the team of painters will work their magic. We'll move Thursday, December 17th.

So many of you have asked about Christmas, and as you can see, we will be in our home for Christmas! I will hang a wreath on our red door, and display my favorite nativity scene inside. That will be it for Christmas decorating; no tree this year. It doesn't bother me a bit. I'm enjoying all of your decorating.

And, yes, I'm VERY excited.


Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is the gracious hostess for Outdoor Wednesday. Participants post pictures of anything that they might find outdoors.


50 comments:

Patti VZ said...

YEAH!! And we are excited with you and for you! Can't wait!

artis1111 said...

So glad you will be in before Christmas. I will start picking out things this week. I think I am changing the hardwood color. I just want something lighter. Kathy

April said...

I'm excited, too! I'm sure December 17th can't get here quickly enough!

Cindy said...

How exciting!! I remember 3 years ago our move in. I don't think you ever forget it. So close now, just over 1 now!
cindy

Gaston Studio said...

Wow, how intense this must have been to be dealing with this so close to Christmas... but it sounds like you've got it under control.

RECIPES FOR THE LIFE- CJ said...

How exciting! It will be great to spend the christmas in your new house!

jlshall said...

Well, I have to say it, too - how exciting! It seems everything has gone really smoothly and stayed on schedule, which is great. And now you've got a brand new house for a Christmas present!

Becky K. said...

That is super! What a great contractor you must have used!!!

Becky K.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

How wonderful that you will be in your new home for Christmas, Sally! So happy for you! Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

LV said...

Looks like Santa will bring you the best Christmas gift of all. It has been a long road for you, but it will be worth it. The area you have built is lovely.

Linda said...

Sounds like the perfect Christmas gift and I'm so happy for you!

Needled Mom said...

Oh, Sally, it will be so much fun to move into the new "digs" and get settled again.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

How exciting for you wow !
A new home just before Christmas, its really the best Christmas gift of all !
Diane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am SO excited for you, Sally! I feel like I'm the one who's moving in, LOL! :-)

It is going to be great to be in your new home for Christmas. Such a wonderful thing! Lisa is going to be in her new home, too, (they got in recently) so I'm very happy for her, too. Happy Dance!

Oh, and Happy OW, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Carolyn Ford said...

How wonderful! Just in time for Christmas...ENJOY!

Shelia said...

Yay! You'll be home for Christmas! What a wonderful Christmas gift! I'm so happy for you, Sally and your backyard looks lovely!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

yeah, the best Christmas decoration in your new home will be YOU...yes...it's getting closer. Can't wait to see you moved and all settled in.
Merry Christmas to you
Molly

Darlene said...

Oh Sally I bet you are just thrilled!! I would be so excited to be in my new home!! That in itself is a PERFECT Christmas present.♥

Southern Lady said...

Sally, I can't think of a better way to celebrate Christmas than by moving into your new home. It's not the decorations that make Christmas, anyway ... it's the love shared by family and friends, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Best wishes to you and your family for the best Christmas ever!

storyteller said...

How EXCITING ;-)
I've cut down significantly on holiday decorations and find that a few simple favorite things are perfect!
Hugs and blessings,

ellen b. said...

Home for Christmas! Very cool Sally!!

Barbara H. said...

How exciting to get to the final countdown!

♥ Kathy said...

YAY! Congrats Sally ♥

Maggie B said...

I'm happy to hear that you will be in for Christmas, what an exciting time you'll have.
Maggie

Blondie's Journal said...

Hooray for you, Sally!! You are moving in on my 23rd wedding anniversary...a special day for all of us!

xoxo
Jane

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Okay, do the lyrics, "I'll be home for Christmas…" have a special meaning for you this year?

Congratualtions!

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Oh my I am so thrilled for you :)
Blessings to you as you move in and unpack your precious memories and begin making new ones.
May your home be filled to overflowing with happiness for you and yours this Christmas season.
I can harly wait for all the fabulous photos to be posted and the new home adventures you will have to share.
Blessings with hugs
Happy Trails

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sally
Wishing you much happiness in your new home. I hope your move goes well next week.
I have enjoyed my visit to your blog today. I loved hearing about your childhood memory of the blue bike. I had one similar to that but I wanted a basket on the front! I had been watching the ET movie!!
Best Wishes
Lindsay

bj said...

Oh, wow...I know you love the Christmas song..."I'll be home for Christmas" cause YOU WILL !!
Woo Hoo !!
Your back yard is fantastic!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats Sally... I'm so happy for you. I don't blame you for not doing alot of decorating this year. JUST being in the new house is special enough... AND--I'm sure you will have plenty to do for the rest of the month.

Hugs,
Betsy

Clif said...

Hip,Hip,Hooray and Merry Christmas!!

Killlashandra said...

That's so exciting! I'm glad the end is in site for you. :)

Mary said...

Now that's a water feature, Sally :-). I've got my fingers crossed that you have a smooth move. I'm really glad you're not trying to overdo. The wreath on the door and a creche in the living room is all any of us need anyway.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

How exciting! I can only imagine how happy you will be to get moved in and so thankful it will be before Christmas!

Charli and me said...

Oh Sally how wonderful. I know how excited you must be. Congratulations ♥ I love your little tree and bushes. They are so pretty!

Tootsie said...

I'm excited for you!!! oh that has to be a hard wait!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Sally; How exciting for you and your family... to be in by Christmas having it in your new home,, will be so memorable.... I am looking forward to lot's and lots of photos... Miss Sally.... love the back yard.. great view...

Hugs;
Alaura

sara said...

you're almost there!!!!

Cathy said...

The planting looks very pretty, Sally. I am so happy for you.

Ms.Daisy said...

Sally,
I'm so excited for you and the best present of all will be your moving in day! I know how thrilling it is to move into a new home - best of luck to you and hubby!


~Jean

Susie Q said...

I am so excited for you! What a tremnedous Christmas gift!! Home, in yor beautiful new house, for Christmas!
Love,
Sue

daylily777 said...

The pond & planting are beautiful.
I hope you have a Happy Christmas in your new home .
~Myrna

Dixie said...

Sally.. I know you are brimming with excitement! I would be too. I'm so happy that you'll be in your new home for Christmas. What a joyous celebration you'll have.

Christmas blessings. Dixie

Gaston Studio said...

Left you something on my post today!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Good luck with your closing and move -- now Santa has a new place to visit you this year~

Nezzy said...

I am just thrilled for you sweet lady and I think a beautiful wreath on your new home is very appropriate this year.

You have yourself one terrific day and enjoy your new home!!!

Susan B said...

Oh Sally,
How exciting that you will be in your new home for Christmas. Congratulations!! I'm very happy for you!

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Exciting news! You will be in your new home for Christmas. I think the builders have done so well to get you in there in time. Can't wait to see pics once you are all settled.
have fun!
Judi

Charlotte said...

Oh, Sally, I'm so excited for you. A wreath and nativity scene will be perfect. I'm so glad you will be in before Christmas.
Charlotte

jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, your view is so wonderful. I know moving in will be hard, but I also know you will be thrilled with your new home. I can't wait to see it all finished.

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs xoxo, Jeanne