Sunday, April 10, 2011

A to Z Challenge - H

No, I don't live up north. Apparently I don't
take picture of my house unless it snows!
A to Z Challenge – H
I missed yesterday for the challenge, but since Sunday is a free day I already knew that I could do a makeup.
H is for Home!
I love my house, I love my home…needs a lot of work and our foundation needs a few piers to get leveled, flower beds are overgrown and all around it needs updating…but I do love my house, my home. My deck is going to need washing and resealing, I am getting to the point of needing to replace some furniture, but no matter what I am always glad when I come home or get to spend any time at home. Especially when my family is home too – although some nice quiet time alone enjoying a glass of wine reading a book is absolutely divine!
I have a little plaque that my wonderful hubby and I purchased within the first couple years of our marriage – “Home is where your story begins.” Nothing could be further from the truth – our homes define us in many ways. We showcase our personal style, raise our children, entertain our friends and family, relax and be ourselves – may even walk naked through it. It’s our place, our space – our house, our home!
Even now while I am sitting in my well worn padded kitchen seat with a table strewn full of paperwork and toys, I am home! I picked this home upon sight when wonderful hubby and I were engaged – it was in the perfect location, right school district, on a cul de sac, with a big yard and horses right behind us in a neighbor’s yard with a hole cut in our fence for them to stick their heads through to get apples. (No I don’t live out in the sticks, and that is what made me fall in love so quick, it feels like I am out in the country, but my grocery store is literally within walking distance!) We had our wedding reception here, in fact!
This is going to be a short post, because I really have not home at all this weekend. I have my lovely red wine in my Love wine glass, a long awaited movie in the bluray player and a very patient wonderful hubby that I would like to spend some time with in my home!
Live, Laugh, Love ~
Vanilla Mama


  1. I like the writing on your plaque "Home is where your story begins".
    Great post. I hope you have a good relaxed day with your husband.
    Hey , repairs can take place when they take place. Good school district, cul de sac, grocery store near by and yet a country look - - - perfect. May God bless you and your family. Take it from an old timer, hold on tight.

  2. I feel much the same as you do. I also wrote about home for 'H'.

    I'm going to add myself to your followers so you'll have 15.

    Glad you're participating in the A to Z Challenge.

    Tossing It Out
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