Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Making of a Home - part 8

Matt and Margaret spent their first night in the new house on November 22! I asked Margaret if it was alright if I took some 'done' photographs, and she said it was fine, so here is a peek into this home that you have seen being built literally from the ground up. You may click on 'The Making of a Home - 2010' tab under the blog header for earlier photographs. It has been the most amazing process, which really began just about a year ago with visits to the bank for Margaret and Matt; and the town for us to get a subdivision of our land. It has been quite smooth all along the way. People have been very nice.

These photos were taken on the first of December. There is still inside unpacking, decorating, arranging to do but it is now their home! When I took these pictures, both of them were at work and there was a crockpot bubbling away and a newly made loaf of bread on the counter. We gave Matt a bread machine like ours for his birthday in November, and he has made maybe half a dozen loaves since they moved in. Margaret told a dear story of a bunch of guys who stopped by and they all stood around the island eating fresh bread. Don't you love it? We gave Margaret a red KitchenAid for Margaret's Day, and already a cake has been made. Ah, the lovely domestic life. It fills my heart with the deepest happiness.

What you see when you first walk through the front door

Happy Lexi and Piglet in their new home





Margaret and Matthew's closet off the bedroom - isn't it great?!

I love the built in shelves in the master bath, such a nice touch.

Upstairs - the loft


These are Margaret's childhood beds in the guest room

Her massage room

The cellar


If you look really closely through the trees, you can see our house

With the camera zoom

Waiting for a summer day

The landscaping can't happen till spring, and wow is it ever muddy!

Isn't this a great welcome mat? Matt's brother gave it to them.

The joy of seeing their lights each evening is simply indescribable. We are so very happy for them, and for us!

34 comments:

  1. Donna - Avon Musings....December 4, 2010 at 11:57:00 AM EST

    HI Nan: Thanks for sharing these photographs. It has been a nice little treat for me, to have been a silent witness to the building of this lovely home. I know Matt and Margaret will be very happy there. I also know how very happy you will be to have your daughter so close.

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  2. What a happy post! I've followed this whole process right from the beginning, enjoying every minute of it. What a lovely thing to have the house finished and to be moved in just before the holidays. And what a lovely thing to be able to glimpse their lights in the evening! I'm so happy for them and for you, too.

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  3. How absolutely wonderful and perfect!! You all will have so much fun! Talk about a dream come true!

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  4. I loved seeing the photographs. My daughter and her family will be moving to their new home (also in a wooded area) in January. Your photos fueled my excitement for them! Annie

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  5. How very, VERY exciting! And I can only imagine the thrill of seeing the lights through the trees! What a wonderful Christmas gift for ALL of you!

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  6. So happy for you, Nan. You are fortunate to have family close by.
    This will be a very special Christmas for you all, I'm sure.:)

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  7. What a beautiful home. I'm so happy for all of you.

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  8. I just love this!
    So happy they got to move in before Christmas and to start the new year in their new home.

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  9. Lovely, just lovely.

    My sister has that red KitchenAid mixer, so I know how lovely that is too!

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  10. A beautiful home. I can just imagine how happy and proud to have them as neighbors.

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  11. Moving is never fun, but there is great joy in being in a new home, and settling into a new nest. How lucky you all are to be near each other.

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  12. It is so nice to see both the progress and completion. May they enjoy years of happiness. Lucky you to have them next door.

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  13. This is so awesome...I love how the fridge already has stuff all over it!! Love the house...it's beautiful!!

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  14. Home Sweet Home indeed!
    So happy with you for M&M...great home!
    'I'll be home for Christmas'....and it's for real:)
    Congrats!
    Joanne

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  15. I'm so happy for them, Nan! The house is lovely and already looks like they are settled in. Congratulations to both of them and I know you guys are happy they are out there with you.

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  16. All the difference seeing the spaces with bits and pieces about! It's come out beautifully :)
    May they have many many blessed and happy years under that roof.

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  17. Your whole "Making of a Home" series is great, and I am glad you had the possibility to show us what it looks like now, being a real, warm, breathing, inhabited home! I LOVE the red shower curtain, and I think the loft would be my favourite place in the house, if it was my house :-)
    Again, thank you for writing this series - it is the first time for me that I follow the progress of the making of a home from literally zero.

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  18. Delightful! Congrats to both families for having such wonderful neighbors, and may the new roof shelter many happy events in the years to come.

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  19. So beautiful in every way, Nan! I just can't help glowing with happiness for you. I'm getting all sentimental now. Happy holidays to all and best wishes in your wonderful lives!

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  20. Congratulations to Margaret and Matt, and to you and Tom for making it all possible! It all looks absolutely perfect.

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  21. That's so lovely, Nan - the house looks really cosy!

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  22. Oh, how I thank each of you for your kind, dear notes. They mean so much to me. I am very grateful for your interest and enthusiasm.

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  23. Nan, I am back online after a problem. Love the pictures and smile at the fact that your loved ones are so close. So happy for you :) What a wonderful Christmas present.

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  24. Nan,

    This has been a lovely story from beginning to end. And though the story is good on its own, I have enjoyed most of all seeing it unfold and told through your loving eyes and voice.

    I celebrate your joy at seeing those lights down the hill.

    Janell

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  25. Oh that is wonderful Nan! Thanks to you (and to Margaret and Matt) for allowing us to share the beautiful finished home after we saw it progress. I love that you took pictures along the way. They will be such a treasure for them to look back on.

    Loved the glimpse of your own home through the trees./

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  26. How very blessed you are to have them so close! Their home is simply beautiful!

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  27. What a wonderful happening, thank you so much for sharing the whole thing with us. I'm so glad you didn't give up blogging Nan.
    Carole

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  28. Your daughter and son-in-laws house is wonderful! How nice to have them so close!

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  29. This post and all the photos brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for all of you, my dearest friend. xoxo

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  30. Oh Nan! It's just all so lovely and I'm delighted for Margaret, Matt, you and Tom! What a beautiful Christmas they will have together.

    Thank you for showing this process from beginning to end - it has been such a delight to witness and share in your joy!

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  31. Thank you so much for your caring, your joy in this building process. It warms my heart more than I can say.

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  32. Lovely, lovely home - and the people who inhabit both of them. Wishing you all the best of everything...

    And tell Tom I envy that tractor... :)

    - Jeff

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  33. So, so kind, Jeff. I wish you lived closer. I think you and Tom would be great friends, and you could use the tractor whenever you wanted. :<)

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