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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A new way of life....

Hi, Everybody
I hope you are doing good..

Here's a few photos of our new home.
It looks rather sparse  right now without furniture and without PERSONALITY.
but, it is sooo nice.
TERRA COTTA colored walls...
except for my bedroom/setting room and Mr. Sweet and I just painted it in
NATURAL WICKER
and I am TOTALLY in love forever with the color.
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I will show you more as we get THINGS moved in....
which will be awhile as we have to sell our house FIRST.
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Hoping to get the house ready and on the market by the first of MARCH.
THEN....keeping our fingers crossed that it will sell ....
FOR THE PRICE we want very quickly.



A HUGE dining area with LOTS of wonderful windows....OR...
we MAY put a POOL TABLE
in this area......


and just outside those double french doors....

HOOOOLY  COW !
What a great view to look at while we are having breakfast...
I mean, even in WINTERTIME, this is a GREAT VIEW...!!
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Imagine SUMMERTIME.....

glass-topped tables with bright colored umbrellas....
loungers with beach towels, FULL OF SUMMER COLOR
  sun screen (or sun enhancers)...
sweet tea and lemonade
fruit k-bobs...
ICE CREAM

and BEST OF ALL...
GRANDLOVES all over the place....
O HONEY

This is a pool/guest house at our son's home.
The square footage is larger than our Sweet Nothing's Cottage,
but is arranged  in quite a unique form.
There's
a media room...
2 bedrooms
kitchen
bath (another bath and laundry area will be added later)
3 car garage
(which we will use ONE).....the other 2 are RESERVED for a couple of grandgirls
that will be getting cars next year.   :>)


The pool is between the back of his house, shown above.....


and the back of
OUR NEW HOME......
which is the most generous gift in the whole wide world from our son,
David, and his family.

I can't find words to express how our hearts feel to know they want us close....
that they want things EASIER for us in our winter of life.

We'll  also be much closer to our daughter, Stacy and her family...
about 9 miles...
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I haven't taken  a photo  of the front of the house yet....but I'll do it the next time I'm over there with my camera.
I'm so excited....


Such a beautiful  large pool and I haven't been swimming in like FOR. EV. AH.
......and I am scared to do it.....


But what scares me MORE is just the THOUGHT of even TRYING on a bathing suit.

You should NEVER use the words 
BATHING SUIT and SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS OLD in the same sentence.  :>)
xoxo bj


I need a suit like these that
COVER !!

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59 comments:

Theresa said...

I had a feeling you were going to be close to your family:) Us Moms have some wonderful kids, don't we? Your new home is absolutely LOVELY! I can't wait to see it when you put the BJ look to it! Good luck on the sale of your gorgeous home! I bet someone will snag it up pretty quick because it is totally precious! HUGS to you my friend!

Deb said...

How wonderful for you, BJ. A new home is always exciting and fun to decorate. And I know you will be in your glory there. I don't swim but I still love the look of that pool. I would just bob around on an air-mat. You have a wonderful family, BJ.

Susan said...

BJ I am happy for you! I bet you are so excited at being close to your family! I know I miss my family.

Stacey said...

Yay! I'm so glad to know where y'all are going now. :)

It looks like you are moving into a vacation home. I think it's just wonderful BJ. The love you have for your family just beams! You'll love it there and they will love having you. No doubt.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What a wonderful place for you! Such a lovely thing for your son to do. Can't wait to see it as you make it your own. It's going to be gorgeous!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my, it's all looking so real all of a sudden! You must be beside yourself getting everything ready for the move. What a wonderful family you have. I can just see the pool area full of the grandkids and the adults lounging in chairs with a cool lemonade:>) I am so excited for you!

noexcuses said...

What a wonderful gesture on the part of your son and his family! What a dream come true for you! Can't wait to see pics of you when everything is in its place! Thanks for sharing!

Vee said...

Oh I could jump up and down for you! This story is better than a novel! I'm sure that you can find a wonderful swimsuit so that you can get some pool time in. It would be a shame not to! Why do you have to sell the house first? Praying with you that someone snatches it right up. It's a little gem after all!

Debby said...

I couldn't figure out why you were moving. What a wonderful son and family you have. What a perfect home for you. I am so happy for you and your hubby. Now sell that house. (((((HUGS))))

Pondside said...

BJ, that is just the loveliest thought in the world - to be so close to your kids. What a beautiful spot!
I'm sure you'll have no trouble selling your adorable house and then just imagine the fun you'll have with the new one!! I sooo look forward to those posts.

Beth said...

I am so happy for you both. Your new home is beautiful! Kudos to your son!

Madeline's Album said...

BJ I know you will enjoy the pool and having your son and his family close. Wishing you all the best in selling your house . Take care and have a blessed day. Madeline

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

BJ!! This is going to be so wonderful. It is a lovely home and living next to your family is going to be amazing I bet! Put that suit on girl! And get in that pool.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

What a beautiful home. I love that it has a guest house. I have always loved those. Girl, get on a suit and get in that pool. You don't want to be 100, and say, why didn't I go swimming when I was 75!!

Patty Patterson said...

It's beautiful! I love it! I want to come and visit. In the summer of course. *lol* I'm so happy for you. Being close to the grand kids is going to be wonderful!

Linda said...

I am thrilled for you!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the place! As for bathing suits - OF COURSE 75 year olds wear them! Absolutely! I have a pair of shorts to match that I wear with my suit. I say - TAKE THE PLUNGE and jump right in!!

Mindy said...

Oh my goodness, BJ, it's stunning! I'm so happy for you!!!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

My heart is over-flowing with Happiness For You!!!! I may tear-up a bit. But that's ok.

THIS is how you are doing the move. Thank you so much, for filling us in, with this info. You know I for one, am so, so, so nosy about how, what, when, where, etc. -giggggles-

Did I say I was so happy for you??? I am! I am! I am! I am! I am! I am! I am! I am!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! -clapping hands- -doing a jig- (Ooops, that last is not a good word pic. 75 Nana, doing a jig. -gigggles-)

HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS,
"Auntie"

Barbara F. said...

BJ, I am so happy for you. I think it is a perfect place! I also think you can find a swimsuit. Sears has a suit for every body ;-) Blessings to you and Mr. Sweet. What great kids you have. xo

Helen said...

My heart pitter-pattered as I read your post this morning. Perfect solution for us aging 'grands' ... close to children, not too close as to interfere with their (and your) daily routines. I give a huge shout out to that son and d-i-l of yours. This is going to be great. Can't wait to see more photos.

Olive said...

Who would not want to provide for and be near a mama like you? Exciting times. Swimming is such good aerobic exercise and no wear on your joints. That is a win win.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh bj I am so happy for you and Mr Sweet! What a wonderful gift and to you from you son. Yes being close to family and able to enjoy our later years without so much financial stress is wonderful. Love your new home and can't wait to see you adventures as you decorate and move in! Hugs, Linda

Irene said...

Your son and DIL's action of moving you and Mr. Sweet closer to their family is a testament of the great upbringing they had and what a great mom,dad and grands you and Mr. Sweet are. Enjoy making this great place a home. Can't wait to see more pictures. (((Lots of HUGS)))

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a wonderful gift to be close to your son and family. My only child (son) lives 500 miles away and I miss them so much. You will have your new home BJ style very quickly.

How great to sit and have breakfast looking out on that beautiful pool.
Enjoy your new home.
Mary

Debbie said...

Oh BJ! I don't know what I love more, the house or the story of how it is that you are coming to live there. What a wonderful boy you raised!! I will say, though, that in the few years that I have been reading this blog I can see why he would want you close. You have a wonderful spirit and a wonderful family love. I can just tell.

I'm going to enjoy reading about this great adventure. You inspire me so much and so often to look FORWARD and not always backward.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a beautiful new home! And being near your son is a blessing, too. I can feel your excitement in your post! Best wishes to you as you sell your current home, I hope it sells quickly for you!

everythingsewing said...

BJ, what a wonderful, wonderful story. I am so excited for you, your new home is just beautiful.
Now, if you see a little ol lady out by the pool, don't panic it's just me. Now, please put on you bathing suit and join me!
Nonie

Phyllis @Around the House said...

what a fun new place to decorate, with the view of the pool you may just find a new bj style of outdoorsie by the pool kind of style...lol...don't worry about your house selling, someone will snap it right away..

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a gorgeous place! The pool is so awesome! I'd be in there all the time :) So happy for you. Best of luck in selling your place and getting a good price!

Gert said...

Oh my how beautiful...and that pool is to die for!! What a blessing! Your son is such a love!! I can just see how gorgeous it will be when you have it all decorated! smile...

Blessing,
Gert

Jo May said...

I'M SO EXCITED FOR YALL,I'M SCREAM TYPING!...YES SCREAMING WITH HAPPINESS FOR YALL,this is gonna be the most joyous happy times of your lives..how wonderful this set-up is,can't wait till you move and start sharing.YIP-PEE!..prayers for a quick sale.
hugs and smiles
~Jo @ LOBLOLLYLANE

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful! I am excited for you !

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beautiful place for you guys Bj, I'm so happy for you! What a great son you have! Keeping my fingers crossed for a quick sale!

maryaguer said...

BJ,
how wonderful for you! You are so blessed to have a son that loves you all so much!

I'm so envious of you! Can hardly wait to see you decorating it!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh BJ, I'm so happy for you, this sounds like a great move! I wish you all the best and don't work to hard:@)

Beth said...

How beautiful, BJ! I am happy for you and Mr. Sweet. Prayers for a quick sale to the right people for your current home.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I'm smiling with tears in my eyes. This is so sweet! How wonderful for you to be right there with family....and in your own little spot. It just looks delightful and you'll be stunning in your bathing suit!

Carol said...

This is wonderful, BJ! You are going to have a blast decorating your new cottage. Best of luck with the sale of your home. It is so cute I'm sure it will sell quickly.

Smiles,
Carol

Mrs R said...

BJ, what a wonderful blessing. What a comfort to you and your husband and to your son as well.

Gina said...

Oh how exciting for you & your hubby! Good luck...you are going to have your new place as beautiful as ever.

And just for the record....I bet you can rock a bathing suit!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your new home looks beautiful. And with a swimming pool, too. Get that swimming suit soon so you are all set as soon as it is warm enough. It looks like it is going to be really fun and exciting to live there.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

You are so lucky! What a lovely place to live - and to be so close to your loved ones - and who wouldn't want you to be close to them? Heck, I would love to have you that close to me!! Enjoy your new home - and that gorgeous pool!!

The French Hutch said...

How awesome you are moving so close to family! You are going to love living there, like being at a resort year round. You sure do know how to get a chuckle out of me with your swimsuit remark. I think you will do fine in the pool. I'm so happy for you bj...............

~Emily
The French Hutch

Sharing Shadymont said...

BJ,

This is going to be so great for you and your sweetie! I live next to my daughter, and it's so great to have the grandchildren pop in and out. Rheagan is just getting old enough to come down by herself. It's so much fun. Take care, and have a blast making it home!

Congratulations!

Indrani Ghose said...

Best wishes for a happy stay!

Light and Voices said...

Sweet.....you are close to your children plus a pool and yike trying on that bathing suit that is what I have to do. Will it fit? I'm asking the same question should seniors even wear one?
Joyce M

Tootsie said...

funny...I am avoiding the whole swim suit thing right now too...scared to put my icky body on display like that...I hate the muffin top and the cottage cheezy legs I seem to be sporting since those babies were born...I am 41 and not wanting to go there...I don't want to Just don't wanna!!! lol
you will be so happy there...congrats on that new home..and good luck with the pool!!! xo

Teresa said...

Need to change the name of the blog to Sweet Blessings. WOW! You raised his blessed and generous heart the right way. Lucky You, Lucky Him and Lucky for all that are touched by your kindred Spirits.

All so perfect - the house, the surroundings as could only be when it all comes from Love, pure and simple LOVE.

Enjoy The Blessings!!!

Jackie said...

Had a very hard time getting in to post a comment BJ.....

Anyways, how absolutely wonderful that you will be that close to the grandkiddies.

Love the pool!!!

Sherry said...

oh my word BJ what a true blessing. I am so glad your kids want you so near. What fun! I am praying all goes well with the house sell. Enjoy this wonderful time!
Many Blessings to you and your wonderful family.
Sherry

Kathleen said...

That is wonderful, BJ. A relief not to have the upkeep of a home, and to be close to your son. All the best to you!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my! I can almost hear the words to that song "Movin' On UP!" It's wonderful, bj!
I am so happy for you and Mr. Sweet!
Can't wait to see the front.
Hugs,
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. We live VERY close to all of our children too, except the one in Georgia and my one son in Colorado. The other five are nearby and it is a safe feeling!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How exciting! You have so much to look forward to this Spring! I am SO happy for you...doing the happy dance! Will you dance with me? Sweet hugs!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
This new home is wonderful!!!
I adore the two french doors and all of that sunlight streaming through!!!
The view out back is to die for!!!
Prayers coming your way that your home sells quickly once on the market!!!
Fondly,
Pat

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Ahhh! This is wonderful! How nice of your son and his wife to be so kind and aware. Life is short...we should spend it with our loved ones!

kitty said...

Oh my word, BJ, but that is awesome. How wonderfully sweet of your son to have you there. You will enjoy the pool when the summer heat comes upon you! Even if you put your pretty little toes in the pool to cool off, you'll love it! I can't wait to see how you'll decorate it. xo

Adrienne said...

I am SO excited for you! And my heart is touched with the kindness of your son and his wife. I can't imagine a better place to be in the winter of our lives than where we can enjoy our family! I'm ready to tell my son to start building a guest house!
~Adrienne~

Bev said...

Beautiful! I am so excited for you. I can't wait to see how you decorate it and make it home!