Thursday, March 17, 2011

LIfe is Good...house sale proceeding...found a new home...and a giveaway win!

I got back last Friday from Lebanon.  The mountains greeted us with more snow for the drive home.




That is Hoodoo Ski Resort in the background
 As of today, the pass is really nasty for travel.  My hubby will stay in Lebanon while I finish some packing and do some visiting with family & friends before I move.

Today is St Patrick's Day and usually I'm cooking corned beef in the crock pot and making shamrock cookies, but not this year.  I'm by my lonesome doing some more packing of items I can live without until I unpack in our new home.

The home sale is proceeding nicely now.  There were some times of waiting; news of the appraisal taking longer than I thought it should have.  It was a concern due to the falling home prices, but it worked out.  We will officially move on the 26th out of the home we have lived in for over 9 years; the longest we have lived anywhere in our marriage of nearly 34 years!  It will be hard to leave, but we found a new home in Lebanon that we fell in love with clear back in December.  It waited for us and things worked out in our favor to be able to buy it.  It is larger than our home by about 240 square feet and I will have my craft room in the house, not in the garage!!  Yeah!!

Now on to the giveaway I won from Angie at Hopemore Studio.  Angie sent me a lovely note with the pendant I chose from her Etsy shop.  














 She didn't leave it at that...no, not Angie!  She added lots of goodies, new & old, that she thought I could use in my creations.

It was quite a treat to open my box of goodies and see my beautiful pendant and all the other things that Angie had lovingly put together just for me.  I will definitely enjoy using the items in my crafts.  Thank you so much, Angie!!  

Here is her blog for you to check out:  http://hopemorestudio.blogspot.com

I have so much to be thankful for and soon I will be back with my hubby in our new home.  We will be putting the rest of our things in storage until we close on the house in Lebanon.  Thank you so much to all of you for your prayers and well wishes through this journey that started in December.  I am truly blessed!

Blessings to all of you,
Cindy  

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lots going on...the house sale progressing & winning a giveaway!!

I have a lot going on, dear blogging friends.  The sale of our home in Redmond is progressing along.  The inspection went wonderfully & no work to have to do on the house.  Closing is supposed to be March 29th.  We will move the weekend before that.  Leaving my kids there will be hard...so hard;  but our eldest son & his wife (our daughter in love) are thrilled to have us close to them again.  We are excited about that also!  :-)

I will have more to share about our move to Lebanon as things progress...

I also had the excitement of winning a blog giveaway from Hopemore Studio.  I got to choose a pendant from Angie's Etsy store.  I will be blogging on that next week when I have my computer & camera together again.  I can say that Angie made receiving the pendant a joy by adding extra goodies she had chosen for me; the pendant was plenty enough & very beautiful!

I just wanted to check in, since it had been awhile, to update you.  Lots of changes going on and life moves on wherever I am.  I have the blessings of friends in both towns; the one I'm leaving & the one I'm moving to, besides our children of course.  I have even discovered that a friend in Lebanon is a thrift store shopper too!  Sounds like some outings will be on the horizon!!  Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone!!  God bless!  (Sorry no pics to share this week. I am borrowing a computer to do this blog.)

Blessings,
Cindy