Monday, May 25, 2009

Sweet Surrender

At this moment, life is so good. I am sitting on my deck drinking Sprite, while I watch my husband, daughter, and dog play in the backyard. Just moments ago, we saw a doe and two babies right at our back property line. I have my Finch food and Hummingbird feeder up. Although the house still needs a lot of things unpacked and put away, right now in this moment, there is no place that I would rather be.

Our neighborhood is so quiet. Until the neighbor behind us began mowing his yard, the only sounds I could hear were Danny & Hailey's voices. Hailey has kids to play with on each side of our house. Even though it hit the 90's over here on both Saturday and Sunday, our house is staying surprisingly cool with the attic fan. Our dog is having an absolute blast running through our backyard, and is worn out each night just from trying to stay moving with us.

Last night we had our first night together with just us in the house. Both Friday and Saturday, there were people flitting in and out. Last night, Danny grilled steaks while I made green beans and potatoes. We sat down for dinner together and it was so perfect.

Yesterday, Hailey helped me re-pot a plant and then I began edging part of the front yard while she played with the boy next door. It is so nice to have a place to work outside and play outside. A space that is completely ours!

Today we do have to finish getting everything put away and organized. But for right now, I'm going to grab a book and stay right here on my deck and revel in the fact that my wildest dreams continue to come true.


  1. Sounds like a great place to be Jess...

    Looking forward to seeing you guys this weekend....and you and your new house next weekend.

    Love you, Deb ;-)

  2. Sounds awesome Jess. SO happy for you guys.

  3. We are so happy for all of you. I know you will have many wonderful years there, your beautiful memories are just beginning. Anxious to see your new home.

  4. Isn't it the best feeling in life to have your dreams come true? I know exactly how you feel!!! I am so happy for you and all you've accomplished in such a short time. You ROCK!!! Now we look forward to seeing your new home in a little over a week, but we mostly look forward to seeing you all this weekend AND next!

  5. Jessi-you make me want to sit outside and relax! It all sounds so perfect-enjoy while you can....all those unpacking chores can wait (they wont go anywhere>>>)I am so happy for the 3 of you!

  6. Wow that sounds like an awesome day. And a great yard - and house! Hope you're continuing to enjoy it all week!

  7. sounds perfect to me. nothing better then a deck and a good book.


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