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08 July 2009

(Our New) Home Sweet Home


Now that things are final and I'm heading to pick up our keys today, I'm ready to share our news: we found a HOUSE to live in!

Yes, yes, I know what you're all thinking: did we just move in December? -- Oui, however, opportunity knocks and we've thrown the door wide open.

A friend of ours let us know that her neighbour was looking for tenants so I went to look at the house, on a whim, and fell in love.

Reasons?

♥ It's a HOUSE and not a 2nd floor apartment (with neighbours who chain smoke and smell up the hallway)
♥ We'd have a backyard! The owner of the home has just put in gardens, and a bit of a walkway and the flowers are beautiful -- and oh, the creeping jenny -- I swoon!
♥ Poppies! Sumac! Flowers which are pretty, yet nameless to me!
♥ The neighbour hood is in my favourite area of the city
♥ The street is so quiet & friendly
♥ One of my near and dears would be my next door neighbour (tea dates!)
♥ There's a huge park across the street with paths and the river
♥ The Better Home Bakery is down the street and oh my word -- baked goods are a bit of a weakness (to say the least)
♥ Another fabulous friend (the one who was at Gretchen's birth) lives but a few blocks away
♥ The school that Gretchen would go to is one that I went to at one point
♥ No noisy drunken bar traffic walking past our home at 3am
♥ I can hold yard sales
♥ No carpets -- all old hardwood (well, there's some carpet on the stairs, but that's all)

I could go on for hours!

Our official moving date (aka the day the UHaul is being rented) is July 28th, however, I'm picking keys up today and we're being welcomed to move bit by bit if we'd like. The landlady is a really lovely woman who raised all of her children there and simply wants someone who will care for her house as she did.

She fell in love with Gretchen.
I fell in love with her home.

I am ecstatic about living in a house for once! I haven't lived in an actual house since I lived with my mother -- it's always been apartments, or parts of houses with crummy neighbours.

More photos will be shared soon.

This house will be our home.

A place to raise our daughter (and possible future fawns).
A place to call our own (even if we don't technically own it).

A haven, if you will.

And you're all invited for tea.

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18 Comments:

Blogger Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

How exciting! I LOVE it! It's adorable and welcoming and looks like a perfect fit for you guys. Congrats and I hope moving in is smooth and easy.

July 8, 2009 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Congrats, I am sooo happy for you guys!!!!!!

July 8, 2009 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger mikki roo said...

That is so exciting!! When I saw the title in my reader I was like, wait a minute, you just moved... but I totally get it, a HOUSE! I've only lived in houses and I can't imagine not having a yard. It's just so much fun and you'll love having all that room for Gretchen to play outside!

Totally psyched for you guys =)

July 8, 2009 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Nadia said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting news!

July 8, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
OpenID thesangfroid said...

That sounds like an amazing home. Congratulations :)

July 8, 2009 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

omg too exciting! it's so cute! I would love to rent a house if I could find an affordable one... I might look around because LITERALLY every other house around here is for rent ( I live in a college town). So I'm thinking with the glut of houses for rent that some people might be bringing down their prices.

Would you ever have the option to buy the house if you really wanted to?

Anyway, can't wait to see more pics of it esp when you get all moved in :)

July 8, 2009 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Thanks everyone -- I can't wait ^_^

July 8, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger The Surette-Nelson Collective said...

Oh my goodness--it's so cute and THAT is so exciting!! We live in L.a. and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to buy a house...but that's just a pipedream. I am so happy for you guys...can't wait to see pics!
xoxo

July 8, 2009 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Congrats! The house is so cute! I'm sure little fawn will love it!

July 8, 2009 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Elly said...

Oh hurrah! That's brilliant news, and you're new house is SO CUTE! Congratulations hey :)

July 8, 2009 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Surette-Nelson -- we're still just renting, but a house is a house!

July 8, 2009 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Heart Felt said...

So exciting and it's so cute. You will love having a backyard! xx

July 8, 2009 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger thewindhover said...

Oh oh Desiree, its simply beautiful... I can just see all your little fawns running around in the garden. A place for you to nest and make your own, what a blessing! How wonderful!

July 8, 2009 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Merci, merci!
I am just giddy!

July 8, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Majimo said...

I can just picture you guys playing with Gretchen on that lawn and after following your blog for a couple of months, this house looks perfect for you guys.

Congrats!!

Majimo

July 8, 2009 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Thank you kindly!

July 8, 2009 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger You Are My Fave said...

Oh my gosh, it's adorable. I'm only slightly jealous.

July 9, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger joy refurbished said...

This is just fabulous!!!!

July 11, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

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