Apparently this past year was busier than I realized as seen below by the most “recent” blog post…Christmas Letter 2015. My New Year resolution has just been established! 🎉
Hello family and friends! We hope this message finds you in good health and joyful spirit! Our year has been a busy one that began with Juaquin and I sitting down and considering how our future may look should we stay in our Pilot Point location. We pro and conned it all. PROS: loved having a little land for hens, barn kitties, vegetable garden, swimming and we both appreciated having jobs we enjoyed CONS: a LOT of mowing, pool care gets old & expensive, Dallas sprawl was growing quickly, need for a bit more square feet to welcome kids and grand kiddies and we simply wanted to be nearer the FW in DFW.
We started searching Zillow and Realtor.com and found a place just outside the city limits of Granbury, Texas. We both knew Granbury well. Growing up, it was the first tiny town we would pass through as we journeyed 3 hours to Brady, Texas to visit my dad’s family. For Juaquin, there was a family lake lot where he spent many summer weekends with his dad and siblings camping, fishing and running trot lines.
Granbury is also where we married…in the court house…32+ years ago, but that’s for another post. 😊 💕
So, here we are in a house that needs lots of TLC. A funky house on just under 1 acre, where Juaquin can garden and I can set up our nesting boxes for hens (eventually) and where we can jump in a canoe and venture up and down the Brazos River.
In many ways we truly feel that we have come home. We are so familiar with this area and getting to Fort Worth is smooth sailing compared to the I-35 north corridor. We hope to have this house in home-mode by summer.
The energy and stress that come with the buying and selling of a home were fortunately sprinkled with the joyful news that another grand baby was due in October. Sweet Hannah Marie was welcomed into the world by Stephen, Jana and big sister Sadie. They are all doing well as they settle into their new home (and Air Force assignment) in the beautiful Northwest.
Joshua, Sarah and Harrison continue to do well in Austin. They are in a lovely home where Harry has lots of room to run around with their dog, Bear and kitty George.
Seth continues to plug away with projects on his house when not at work with Texas Air National Guard. He has been a great help to us this year as we trekked from Pilot Point to Gbury! We honestly could not have done it without him.
Juaquin and I sure enjoy keeping up with you all! My Facebook connection to some of you makes that very easy. The Christmas letters from others is a welcome treat. Keep ’em coming! Thoughts and prayers are with you all throughout the year! I have included lots of pictures below.
🎄☃️🎄 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to each of you!🎄☃️🎄
~ Sandra & Juaquin