Monday, December 20, 2010


This would be the view from our front door.

This holiday, I have a Christmas wish, one whose fate will be revealed months from now. I posted earlier this year about wanting a home with a few, non-negotiable features. Since that post, BTG and I discovered a darling rambler, nestled within a diminutive forest, yet have delayed acting upon our desires. Fed up with abrasive conditions of our current locale, the bucolic charms of this gem with a mountain view beckons. Unfortunately the home is leased for six months as of a week ago. The sting from my own procrastination is palpable. I can already envision the large bay window lit from within, welcoming us home every evening. Thankfully, my inquiry was welcomed warmly and my wish for 2011, dear reader, is to have the honor to call this jewel ensconced within the trees home.

What is your Christmas wish?


  1. I am tempted to say that my wish is to come visit you in this glorious spot!

  2. I will keep wishing for you. I understand what a house fixation is, and I know they usually work out for the best.
    All the Best,

  3. All things happen for a reason...perhaps the 6 month mark is intended for the best. My wish for the new year is health and happiness for my family. This past year was a trial for my mom, so I'm ready for a year of calm. :) Happiest of holiday seasons to you and yours!

  4. Oh how lovely. I'll keep my fingers crossed but it sounds like you've got a good shot!! What a wonderful belated Christmas present that would be.

  5. My Christmas wish is simply to be happy. I have a very charmed and lucky life, and I only hope for the happiness to continue.

    On a side note - While my farmhouse isn't quite as picturesque as yours here, we do rent it out for those who wish to visit beautiful Upstate New York/Hudson Valley area. You can find information here:

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Thank you all for your positive thoughts. We will see what the future holds for us.

    What a lovely home you have. I almost purchased a home in Hudson, NY before I moved down to DC. I've always loved the Hudson Valley!



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