Hello my friends, hope you all had a wonderful Sunday. I had a very relaxing day full of rest, good food and good reading. It was sunny here today but very windy and the wind was cool.
Now I want to tell you all about the most beautiful house I have ever been in. At my age I have been in many but this one is oh so special. I have told you in an earlier post about my friend Caren, in fact yesterday I posted a picture of her and I. Well after we left the get together at her oldest daughter, Charney's home, we went to dinner at Brewster's in Castle Downs. Not the best place to eat but the company was excellent. Anyway when we left there we went over to Caren's. I had been to the house when they were building it but this was the first time I have been there since it's been finished. I only wish I had taken pictures to show all of you.
OK, first there are 3 driveways, the first one goes to the front door, the second one to the double car garage on the side of the house and the third driveway leads to the the long deck at the back of the house.
Inside everything is new and shiny and decorated like a home you see in magazines. Her colors are my favorites, mostly greens and carmel's. The floors are all granite as are the counter tops and back splashes in the kitchen and bathrooms. I think I counted at least four bathrooms, and the master bedroom was absolutely stunning. It has it's own bathroom of course with a huge soaker tub, a separate steam shower and then a small room where the toilet is. Caren has a huge TV on the wall opposite her King size bed with a beautiful large wooden headboard. Beneath the TV is a fireplace. She also has her own walk in closet with baskets, bins, and shelves. She doesn't think she has enough room for all her clothes but I think really she does. Honestly I could live in her bedroom area alone. Did I mention she has electronic blinds?
The Dining Room is so beautiful, you could entertain royalty there. She has this huge dining room table and you guessed it the top is all granite to match the floor. I don't think 12 strong men could even lift it. I would guess you could sit 12 people around the table and a couple of high chairs for grandchildren. On the walls are large pictures with a leopard look. Her chairs have the most amazing swirl like pattern and high backs, so comfortable. Another room I totally loved.
Her kitchen is beautiful, cherry mahogany cabinets with a beautiful centered island topped by granite. On the other side of this is their Family room. This great room with granite floors has beautiful white leather furniture you can sink into, so comfortable to watch another huge TV hung over the gas fireplace surrounded by bookcases.
As we walked up the stairs I saw these tiny lights on each riser lighting the way. The upstairs is a loft and is huge. Here she has beige carpeting with red leather furniture and another huge TV. This room holds her computer, desk, bookcases and family pictures. Absolutely beautiful.
Her laundry room is bigger than my bathroom, everything so modern, and her second bedroom is made to welcome family, friends, and even holds a place for babies to sleep.
Now I haven't mentioned that the whole house is an open design with large windows in each room, a beautiful view everywhere you look. She is surrounded by trees and foliage and you can hear the birds singing in her yard. I did notice she had a couple of bird feeders and a robin had laid it's nest on top of a ladder on her side deck. It has four eggs in it. Wonderful!
I really haven't done this beautiful home justice trying to describe it to all of you. I only know I love it and am so happy for the wonderful family who live there. They totally deserve this beautiful home, this couple who have worked so hard and have raised two beautiful daughters. and now have 2 precious granddaughters. They have known great joys as well as sadness, but they keep on doing and being the best they can be.
Now we all know a house is just bricks and mortar, it's the people who live in it that make it into a home. These people are warm, funny and loving. They make everyone feel welcome, they only include never exclude. I count them as one of my many blessings since they have come into my life, as I am blessed to be welcomed and included into their family. I wish them only love and happiness in this wonderful home that they had planned and now realize. God Bless you Caren and Boo, I love you.
Tomorrow is my big day, look out Curves here I come. If only it weren't so early in the morning as I am not at my best this time of day. I am looking forward to it though, it's time to start an exercise regime.
I am off to read my favorite blogs and comments.....Good Night my friends and God Bless