The wait was worth it! How they built that house without chopping down any of my favorite climbing trees is amazing, but they did it. Lots of shade, with a view of the creek just outside the back windows--along with a stunning view of the sunrise over the Sierras. Here are a few pictures. Not too fancy, not too bare. My mother and sisters really do know me! I love them so much!
The house is two stories, but not huge like my old house. And there is a porch. And look at all the shade!
Here's the kitchen. The only trouble is . . . I'm not that great at cooking. But isn't that little cook stove sweet? I do know how to start it up. And Melinda made a point to tell me that she cut and put on the shelf edging over the counter (the white, lacy material).
And mother gave me a set of Aunt Rebecca's china. "She always wanted you to have this set, sweetheart." I'll try to do a close up on that sometime.
Not too fancy, this hanging lamp is so practical for the dining room table. Notice the lace curtains. My sisters are very kind!
The bedroom is cozy, and my family even put up wallpaper! There is a big, braided throw rug, and they didn't stint on the space. The last picture shows the full room. This is the perfect little house for me next to the creek (well, not too close in case the creek overflows in the spring like it often does). If I want rich, fancy living, I'll go visit my mother, Chad, and Ellie, who have the "big house" to themselves . . . at least until Chad and Ellie's first baby comes along. Then the ranch house will most likely be filled with laughter, crying, and little boys' yelling as loud and bossy as Chad.