I am on my laptop at a hotel in Rhode Island. On Christmas morning I unwrapped one of my gifts from my husband. It was a small box and inside was a picture of a house. I looked at him and he was beeming like a little child who just picked flowers for his mother. I asked him "What is this?...did you buy me a house?...hahaha" (sarcasticly)
I do not know how he kept this a secret from me!!!! He bought us a beach house in one of my favorite towns in Rhode Island. We have been vacationing in this town for the past few years and we rent a house there for two weeks. Every time we leave I actually cry in the car!
It has always been my dream to have a beach house. I tell him about how when we are old and grandparents I want to have a house on the ocean and ride my bicycle (with a basket) into town. That to me is my ideal life. Have a little garden, spend every evening walking on the beach. During both of my preganacies I actually craved going to the beach. I would drive to the shore, just to small the salt air and listen to the sounds and sit in the sand. There is no greater gift he could have ever bought me (us) than this.
So he had reservations made at this hotel for the day after Christmas and through the weekend so we could go see the house. We will be coming home Sunday. We have been to the house and it is PERFECT. It is as if he read my mind and built a house exactly as I would have wanted it. (He didn't build it-but if he had) There are so many things I can't wait to share about this and as you can tell I am more than excited!!!! The girls love the house and they think it is really neat to be here in the winter.
I am completely overcome with shock and joy and I almost don't know where to start! I have a whole new house to decorate!!!!! I get to be in Rhode Island for the whole summer and weekends and hey - whenever I want!!!!
Maybe some of you have a vacation house and I sound so very silly... but with everything I have been through in my life (and its been a lot) I would have never dreamed that I would actually have not only my beautiful home here in CT but now a beach house as well.
Oh and Christmas was good for everyone else here as well....hehehe.
More details to come!!!