28 October 2011

Dear Vista House,

Did you know that's your name? You were named for the street you are on. It's a pretty cool name I guess. I didn't name you, but hope you like it. :)

Tomorrow begins the third consecutive weekend I have spent painting your walls. Confession: I'm a tad bit OVER it. I mean, can you blame me? I still can't get some of last weekend's paint off my left leg (despite my scrubbing efforts in the shower) and painting a house alone can become extremely monotonous and boring. But this weekend is hopefully our final weekend of painting. Soon, your walls will have fresh coats of paint and you will be cleaner than you've been in months. Have you been lonely without anyone living in you? Do you miss the sound of little feet running around? Well no worries, in about 2-3 weeks you'll gain a new family and a sweet little puppy that loves the sound of her own paws running around on your floors!

After you are all cleaned up and painted, Luke and I are going to Ikea. We're going to buy you a brand new kitchen table and chairs, a bed frame for the master bedroom, and some fun organizational items. Luke has never been to an Ikea before (yes, I am embarrassed for him too) and once I take him there, I just know he will be thrilled out of his mind to buy you some fun prizes!

Vista, I don't care that your floor creaks. It's part of your personality. And the built in shelving in the corner of the "master bathroom" (quotations because let's be honest, it's not very master) is too cute for words. I'm absolutely in LOVE with the color we have chosen for your kitchen walls and you better believe I already have a plan as to where I am hanging our wedding pictures, mirrors, and other wall decor. You're going to be pretty cute once I'm finished with you! :)

But until then, I'll just continue to daydream about what cooking my first dinner on your stove will be like. Or envision Luke walking through your backdoor after a long day at work and kissing the cook. Because no matter your imperfections, you're our first big adventure as husband and wife, and I know we'll forever look back on these days with fond memories. You're a cozy little house in the country and I cannot wait to make you our first home.

I've got to go to bed now so that I can be rested and ready to paint in the morning! I'm looking forward to our next two days together. And don't worry, I won't forget my iPhone. I mean, what would we do without Pandora while painting?



  1. hi
    I am a new follower. Hope you can follow back.


  2. Sara! This is such a cool blog! I'm glad I found you on the Follower's Fest!!! I hope you stop by mine as well and leave me a comment and follow as well. I'll be back again and again!

  3. HAHA! Love this post. Your blog is too fun! I'm a new follower from FF. Hope you will swing by and follow me here http://nataliensor.blogspot.com/

  4. Good thing I'm living it up for you and all the married women who dream about houses and husbands instead taking a cable cars across the Barcelona harbor to the beach and experiencing Espanol night life!
    Tehe love u :)

  5. Found you through Follower's Fest. My husband and I were married 2 1/2 years ago, so semi-newlyweds?! ;) I'll be following along, love the blog!

  6. @Claire martisek Hey silly! I had my fun in New York for an wntire month longer than you'll have been in Europe. Don't worry, someday you'll dream of a house, a husband, AND will enjoy traveling the world, like I do. :)

  7. I found you through followers fest and think that you and your husband are just the cutest!!! I love your love story! I am now a follower of you on here and twitter :)

    Have a great weekend!

  8. This reminds me that I still find paint specks on my kitchen tiles. They never go away just move around.

    BTW.. I'm a new follower from 'Let's Get Social'.

  9. Hi there!. Nice to meet you!. New follower here from Follow Fest :). Hope to see you around my place sometime.

  10. haha how cute. What a fun blog post!

  11. How cute!! Can't wait to see your puppy and how your house turns out :)

  12. I saw you over at My Happy Thought and wanted to say hi! And let you know EXACTLY how you feel. But once you've made that house your own, it'll be so special. You'll forget how much your back hurt from painting and you'll only see the pretty walls covered in happy family photos. :o) Congrats on the new place!!


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