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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Welcome to Dovely Estates


I'm crushing hard on my new home.

We packed up and moved out on Saturday, in the intermittent rain storms that thundered across the Seattle skies. Hauling boxes between rain drops, heaving furniture through historically tiny doorways, BC and I were soaked through by the time we finished emptying the truck around midnight. We were ravenously hungry, the house was a mad tangle of belongings and cardboard, the kitty boys were throughly traumatized and sleep was still a ways off. And I, well, I was so excited and optimistic it was rather ridiculous. I'm taking that as a sign that this is where we're supposed to be at the time we're supposed to be here. It just feels right. I feel right.




I'm also crushing hard on my new little town.

Monday night I went for my first run. Out the back door, through the back yard, up on the levy, down to the main trail, back into town and along the base of Mt. Si. I was breathing easy, long slow gulps of crisp pine-scented air, marveling at the shocking fall foliage (Vermillion! Crimson! Saffron! Persimmon!), listening to the dull thud of my trainers on packed dirt when I saw her. She was glossy and fat on her spindly legs, huge ears flicking towards me, great deep eyes watching carefully.
Friends,
I was running with the deer.
I cannot even begin to tell you all the reasons this feels right.
It's love at first sight.
I've come home.




17 comments:

BC said...

I have the cutest wife ever. EVAR!

Michaela Dawn said...

Oh, How I would adore to visit this sanctuary!

You are in heaven, Yes!

MrsLittleJeans said...

It is pretty freakin' fabulous! Enjoy the new digs! : )

Shell (aka Songsmith) said...

It Looks so beautiful where you are. Blessings to you and BC and welcome home!

UmberDove said...

Siiiiiggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh.

The sun broke through, I've make-shifted the sewing studio and am creating! Hooray!

Nancy*McKay said...

...HomeSWEETHome...looks good on you... :)))

olivefarm said...

Gosh you look absolutely at home =) Congrats on the move. I'm sure being surrounded by this gorgeous landscape will get the creativity juices flowing =)

ps - its beach weather in my neck of the woods hehe

Desiree Fawn said...

Happy new home!!

mme. bookling said...

Snowboard jackets.
Vintage fur.

SOO city-bumpkin.

inaluxe said...

sooooooo jealous! Seriously - that's one gorgeous place, and those trees by the river look so beautiful. we are heading into summer here in australia, so I must admit to missing the autumn (already!). ha ha. Have fun! :)

Rekoj said...

So so so PRETTY there! Congratulations and enjoy every moment of getting settled in your new lovely home!

thewindhover said...

Oh oh OH SWOOON. That place... hearing your sweet and gentle voice, running water below, seeing the golden unleaving trees spotting the woods around. Beautiful... Yes. I must visit soon.

she said...

i love the video...and i thank you dearly for going through the extra steps to use YouTube b/c that means i can watch it at work without it being blocked :) aren't i just a stellar employee?

anyway, i find it totally appropriate and slightly shiverworthy that ALL of you have up and moved to the wide open spaces of this world in the past year. am i next? i'm moving into a townhouse with 2 other girls. i think i'm going to be having an extremely contrary experience. i may need these wide-open-spaces glimpses very often (ahem, more umberdove videos please)!

love you!
k.

UmberDove said...

She - I have an even better idea and it starts with the letter "plane ticket" (ok, technically more than a single letter). I think it's getting on time.

Mum said...

I am so happy that you and your love have found a sweet little home with woods and river close by-as it should be...
It is achingly beautiful as I knew it would be and it makes me miss you all the more.
Enjoy, be inspired, create beauty and be happy.

Joyful said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I see why you love Dovely Estates and I love that name btw :-) The autumn colours are so nice and having the river nearby is a huge plus. I wish you many years of bliss in your new home.

Nancy*McKay said...

...PS...how's about a look~see @...THAT TILED CRAFTSMAN FIREPLACE...breathe...inhale...xoxo...