Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mountain Meadow

30 years ago we built our little house at 63 Mountain Meadow Drive 1 mile outside of Morgantown. We'd been married 8 years and lived in 3 different cities and 7 apartments. All our experiences and "homes" were good ones, all part of building Bob and Cindy and the bigger family to come.

The collage of 18 photos are the different stages of building, from picking out our lot by the woods, through digging the foundation, cement block, floor, walls, decks and brick. . . 

siding, paint, cabinets and the first blade of grass. The last picture was of Bob's 30th birthday, just before we moved in. 

The "list" Bob is holding has final "to dos" our contractors wrote on a block of wood in 1984. I still have the block of wood and the scan of it is under the first hinged piece of my layout. Some of the to dos are crossed off. Some our still visible, "Clean upstairs and down", "Landscape", "Scrape windows" are a few I can read.  

My list is complete yet ongoing. Dreams we've captured in our little home of 30 years:
Decorate in our personal style.
Make it comfortable.
Dine in.
Plant flowers.
Feed the birds.
Walk our country road and hill.
Raise a family.
Come home at the end of our shifts.
Make home sanctuary.

Think we've done ok.

1984-2014.

12 comments:

Adriana B said...

loving the hinges paper doors to you page, love it

Charlotte Brochu said...

Great memories and photos to scrap Cindy!

Heather McMahon said...

Oh this is brilliant Cindy! I love the hinged layout with so many photos and your comments are so sweet. I love that you think you've done ok!

Connie Mercer said...

wish I had pictures like this. we have omly lived in 3 places:):)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely wonderful Cindy. I can't even tell you how much I love your beautiful and creative layout - so filled with love!!!!

Trish said...

What beautiful stories you tell in your work, thats what I believe scrapping should be about.
A great LO Cindy

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awesome work!!!

E.T. said...

This is wonderful!

Dani Cristina said...

Wow...;love this page Cindy ...; full of photos, your pages are always very significariva and unique :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Cindy, what a gorgeous 2-page layout filled with all these amazing memories. What sweet goals!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

What a wonderful post, Cindy! I love this addition to your amazing collection! What a joy it is to see the progression of your labor of love put into the building of your home.

Heather Landry said...

I really love how the layout folds out to show the journaling. I've loved your series on the houses you've lived in.