Montana, Here We Come!

Everyone has been asking for pictures and I have promised to post them on my blog. What is it we’ll discuss today? Quite frankly, my wee family and I are moving! We finally managed to get a house in Montana (my goal in life) and it’s affordable, perfect for the family and simply beautiful. We hope to be moved by the end of November. I’m quite sure I’ll be very busy between now and then. I’ll check in when I’m able.

It started with a Saturday trip up to Montana for lunch. Sort of a “Sunday drive with the family” before Dad went back to work. We caught wind of a house for rent and decided to try and check it out while up there. We were unable to see the house but told we could come back on Sunday to see it. Jen and I went up on Sunday, looked at it and drove home. The drive home was a great adventure as we deliberately took the wrong direction to see where we would end up. Another day, I’ll try and tell the story of that drive. Scary and fun!

Mark and I were flipping back and forth about the house Jen and I saw – we weren’t entirely positive it was a good idea. On Monday (two days ago), I called a realtor and asked if they had any rentals. When he finally got back to me, he said he had one. He started describing it and I asked if we could see it on Tuesday morning. Dad was headed back to work on Tuesday and we could see it right before he drove off.

Mark and I went up on Monday night and caught a hotel room. At 0830 on Tuesday morning, we saw the second house in Montana. I fell in love with it immediately. It was built in the 1920s and shows. The yard is beautiful, even though there are quite a few weeds, just now. That’ll change. Jen appears to love working outdoors and it will be beautiful in the spring!

Everything fell right into place for acquiring this house and by noon, it was ours. I had Jen pull the boys out of school early and come to “ice cream” with me. Little did they know it was ice cream at their new house. So far, things are working out great. The boys are excited. We’ll talk more about this as time goes on. Right now, I really need to post the pictures before I get lynched by the curious crowd.


The front door – we walk over a bridge to get to our front door. Under the bridge is a stream – which is empty right now.


The stream.


The front porch – patio. Full of windows to let in the tree-filtered sunshine.


Wood fireplace – closed off, for right now.


On the opposite wall, a working wood stove.


Our green bathroom!


Part of the kitchen. As I get more pictures, I’ll show ya what we’ve got. Right now, those are the highlights. When we get back up there again, I’ll try to get better pictures. Especially of the yard. You’ve got to see the yard!

There ya go – today’s announcement. I promise more, as I’m able. I’m in love with the “old” of this house.

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Categories: Family, House/Yard Changes, Trips, WIP Wednesday | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Montana, Here We Come!

  1. Wow the boys will feel like they live in a castle with a bridge to cross 🙂 its a lovely home and what an exciting time for you all. You should be in and homely in time for Christmas. It does have central heating as well as those fires doesn’t it? 🙂

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