Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My New Kitchen

Happy New Year's Eve to you! WE had such fun with the granddaughters last night; they are so fun to watch as they grow and mature. I got a good sleep, but know this evening I will probably catnap on the couch. We haven't stayed up til Midnight since we lived in Ca., just no reason too. Hubby and I will go to our favorite restaurant for a nice dinner; we always go really early because of the crowds. Even getting there at 4:15, we still have to wait to be seated. I have mentioned that hubby and I bought a new home; in case you didn't catch it, the whole thing came about very unexpectedly and is such an incredible blessing! I will say that this home is our dream home and although we won't move into until May or June, I do have photos to look at. I also have plenty of time to purge and pack. Unfortunately, the photo I wanted to share is of my new sewing room and we didn't get a picture of it. I had the photos from the website, but then one day my computer crashed and I lost it. I can say without a doubt that the sewing/quilt room was the room that made us go look at the house. The photo I am sharing though is the room that made my heart flutter when we went to the Open House-a dream kitchen.

If we had decided to redo our kitchen, I wouldn't have chosen black granite but in this space it looks perfect. The cabinets are alder and the appliances top grade, plus two ovens. We are gaining a lot more space in this house and it will make family gatherings and sleepovers such fun. The yard is smalle than we have (a great thing for hubby because of his neck/back issues) and overlooks the golf course, one of hubby's requirements. The view of the Rockies is wonderful too and I suspect we will enjoy many sunsets on the covered porch. The guest room is downstairs next to my sewing room, just in case an overnight guest wants to sew. I know that four months sounds like a long time to move in but the sellers are renting back from us, as they restore a historical house. We have a two week vacation in April so I think the timing will be perfect.

 I hope that the New Year brings you peace, health, love and joy. I have been so blessed spending time visiting your blogs and look forward to more visits in the New Year.
Until Next Year,
Love Noreen & Hunter


  1. WOW!!! That is a dream kitchen!! Happy New Year!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. Congratulations on your new home Noreen! That is wonderful, and I am so happy for you!! The kitchen is gorgeous and I'm sure you will spend many happy hours in there. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year filled with many, many blessings!! :)

  3. Okay, I am in LOVE with your amazing kitchen. Perfect with two ovens which will make Thanksgiving and Christmas so much easier to manage when you always wish for another oven. Based on your post are you moving out of California? "view of the Rockies" was my clue and you're like us. We are never up later than perhaps 10pm. The older we get the more we appreciate the silence that nights bring and are grateful for a warm bed to relax in at the end of the day.

    Thanks for stopping by and hope we can once again stop by and be an encouragement each day in 2014. I miss all my old blogging friends!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. I am so excited for you guys. We would love to move into the city and end hubby's 40 minute commute but it will be a miracle for our home to sell but I keep putting it before the Lord. I have already begun imagining my dream home. I so get the smaller yard as we age. Our half acre was GRAND at 43 but its looking LARGE now. lol.

  5. WOW! That kitchen pic looks like it's from a magazine spread about to-die-for kitchens! And looks like tons of space for having lots of visitors helping with meals, kids running around, dogs running with kids, etc. How fun! Congrats! And I can't wait to see the pic of the sewing room!

  6. Oh Noreen it is just GORGEOUS! I love it! I wish I could make the picture bigger and give it even a better look, haha. I am soo happy for you. All that space, and a sewing room too. Can't wait to see a picture of that! LOVE the idea of a double oven too...could really put that to work during the holiday season. Wishing you and yours a HAPPY NEW YEAR! HUGS!

  7. That IS a dream kitchen! You ARE blessed, my friend! And I hope you can recover a picture of the sewing area - I would LOVE to see that!

  8. Wishing you good luck in your new home when you move. Glad all went well with the little ones.
    Wishing you all a very Happy & Prosperous New Year. Have a terrific Tuesday and a lovely night tonight.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Wow, that is a stunning kitchen!! I am blessed to be part of that 2 week getaway in April. K13 is looking huge, just saw her this morning.
    Happy New Year!!

  10. Congrats on your new home! If the kitchen is any indication of the rest of the home, it must truly be a dream home - gorgeous!

    Happy New Year and all the best in 2014.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Oh WOW ! how exciting . Lovely kitchen ! Sounds like a wonderful dream home for you . Looking forward to seeing more photos in future ! Thanks for sharing . Have a safe and Happy New Year 1

  12. How beautiful, Noreen! A beautiful kitchen for a beautiful lady!! I'm so happy for you & can't wait to see the rest of your new house!

    How far a distance is between the two houses? How long have you lived in the "old house".

    Love you~ Andrea

  13. Oh Noreen! That kitchen is just stunning!! I would have bought the house just for the kitchen!! Sounds just perfect! And you won't have to rush to move right away...which is nice! Happy New Year! Xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  14. Hi Noreen. What a beautiful kitchen! The cabinets are gorgeous. I'm totally envious of your wall ovens! I'm sure you're excited about moving in. Time passes so quickly that you'll be in your new home sooner than you think! The setting sounds lovely - on a golf course with a view of the Rockies. A lot different from where I live in NC! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.


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