One Year Ago Today

One year ago today we had our first look at the house that would become our Arizona home!


July 3, 2013 found us looking for a house to buy in Arizona after having bravely sold our California home without knowing for sure where we were going.  We were pretty sure Prescott was the place- we had good friends here, we were were looking for a small town and a simpler lifestyle- but we needed to find the right house! Our realtor wasn’t much help, but our friend Debbie found a house just listed online that seemed to fulfill our requirements (one story, 4 bedrooms, open floor plan, easy maintenance). We got the realtor to get us in- and the rest is history! I knew it was the place when we walked in the door- it just felt like home. We ended up making an offer, but lost out to another buyer. Dejected, we drove back to California without having bought a house and talked about renting until we found the right one.  A few weeks later, the other buyer’s deal fell through, and we got in the car to drive back to Arizona to visit the house again and make an offer. On August 24, we moved in!

Back in California, I spotted this table runner at Pier 1 and bought it for our Arizona home.  I love the Southwest colors and how it looks it with my Trader Joe’s sunflower bouquet.


I took these shots for Be Still 52, Week 7, a lesson on depth of field and a softly focused background.





6 responses

  1. I love when a plan comes together, my heart sunk when you said you didn’t get the house of your dreams and then when you said the deal fell through ahhh so good. Moving and buying is so terrible on the nerves and so much stress. Your runner and image is just perfect with the perfect dof.

    July 3, 2014 at 10:18 am

  2. Nevin

    Happy Anniversary of your beautiful Arizona life. Love the photos and the story behind the runner.

    July 3, 2014 at 10:22 am

  3. It was meant to be … in spite of the bumps in the road. We just have to believe our hearts. Love all your lovely sunflowers photos.

    July 3, 2014 at 11:32 am


    Still sad about that day but glad you found THE HOUSE !

    July 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm

  5. Your sunflowers are stunning and combined with that colourful runner – just wow! I’m happy for you that you did get that beautiful house and I was totally smitten with Prescott – I can see why you would want to live there. I hope to visit again some day.

    July 4, 2014 at 4:26 am

  6. Beautiful image!

    July 4, 2014 at 8:02 am

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