Friday, March 18, 2016


After weeks of boxing and packing and boxing and packing,
Thursday we moved out of Colorado where we have
  lived for 22 years.  Yes, we have finally moved to
 Missouri to be near our son and family.

I always remember the line used in the "Miss Potter" movie where she says to her Mother...."at my age......"  I have to tell you it was  so much easier to move when we were "at the age" of 30-40 years old!  We hurt all over this time. 
 My hubby will definitely need a break
 now from the heavy duty stuff.

This photo was of the first truck being loaded 
 back on January 25th in Colorado. 
We decided early on to break our
 move into two separate truck loads at
 different times and in between working on having
  carpeting, granite kitchen counters, sink,
 new windows, etc installed in the Colorado home. 
Then my husband
spent weeks painting and restaining the woodwork
 and doing various repairs on this house to get
 it move in ready and up for sale. Both of
those 2 cars were trade in and I'm not driving
the truck (of course) but get to drive the new car.

I am so excited to see in this photo below that I can share
something other than a moving truck and share something vintage. You see this real Victorian mantle below in the Colorado garage. (below photo with table leaning against it) I saved this mantle after having it at my shop for many years.   It is very Victorian and made from cypress and came out of an old mansion in New Orleans before the hurricane named Katrina.

I am doing this post really early because by the time you see this post the computer won't be hooked up and we probably don't have internet service yet.   I can't take a photo of truck #2 because it's too late so just imagine
 another 26 foot truck is gone!
This should help - ha!

And with that I say "Goodbye Colorado"!   I hope to be sharing
much about our new home and what Missouri has to offer
in the days ahead!  I have work to do as I need to create a 
new garden for my "Tea In The Garden" link party soon!

I hope to see you Monday for Bernideen's
 Tea Time,
 Cottage and Garden Blog Party!


organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, congratulations to your move! I hope a wonderful life is awaiting you and your husband in Missouri. I am not familiar with this state at all and hope to get to know it a little better through your blog. Thank you very much again for keeping your blog and Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party going throughout your move!
But now I hope you and your husband get to rest somewhat, you both certainly deserve it! Oh, and I hope that starting a new garden in Missouri will be quite fun for you!
Warm regards,

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I am both sad for you and happy for you all at the same time!!! It's so hard to leave a home you've loved for so long, and made so many memories in. But on the other hand you are moving towards your future and a new home to love and make your own - exciting times! And a lot of hard work, for sure...I don't envy you that. I am in my home just under a year now and I finally feel 'settled' after moving 4 times in 5 years. I HATE moving!! :) Best of luck to you in your new home...and new state! xoxo

Curtains in My Tree said...

Well I'm glad your finally on your way here.
I sure hope Missouri is everything your hoped and dreamed about
see you this summer

Sandi Magle said...

ah..I thought you must be close to moving---2 of those big trucks is a lot of stuff. Seriously girl...a lot of stuff. Hope all goes well, and hotbaths and a glass of with the ow--ees! Sandi

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you! Look forward to hearing from you at your new place. Anxious to see what you might do with that Victorian Mantle. I am sure that unpacking the boxes will be more enjoyable than the packing them up.

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

Leaving a house that you have made a home must be bittersweet, but I know a new and wonderful life awaits near your children. Wishing you the very best in your new home!

Daniela said...

I wish you all my best for this new adventure of yours, my loving Bernideen !
Thinking of you with much love,
I wish you a most wonderful weekend ever,
see you next Monday for your amazing Party.



Vee said...

Happy Trails! I will not expect you until I see you as I know that there is work ahead. Hope that you will have gained some help on the other side in Missouri. Saying goodbye to Colorado must be bittersweet, but saying hello to Missouri will be wonderful I am certain. Many blessings...

Beth said...

Best wishes, Bernideen! Looking forward to hearing more about your new home and garden!
Hugs, Beth

quakerhillfarm said...

It is exciting to start a new life! I am imagining with mixed emotions, but much anticipation and excitement. Best wishes to you dear Bernideen for a wonderful new journey in this life!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You and your dear hubby have worked so hard, Bernideen! I am happy and excited for you as you move into your new home, near your family. I sooo look forward to seeing how you fix up your home and yes, your garden, too. Hopefully we will see some of your special things that you've used before and some new ones, too, like the mantle that you've saved. Best of luck to you both and God Bless You!

Anonymous said...

Au Revoir Colorado! May you have many glorious moments in your new home! ♥

NanaDiana said...

God bless you, Bernideen. We will be packing up and moving this summer sometime, too. Not sure where we are going yet but we definitely need to downsize and get on with our lives. I hope you LOVE your new home (I know you will) and I can't wait to see your new place. xo Diana

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I'm excited for you!

We did some missionary training - linguistics - in Missouri in 1991. Our daughter was born there in Camdenton in January of 1992. My husband's sister lives in Springfield. Missouri is a beautiful place,and I know you'll love being close to family!

Margie said...

Glad to hear that the move went well. I look forward to seeing your "tea room" and the rest of your new digs!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Ah well, change is good Bernideen, make sure you show us a photo of the new house. Will you email me your new address please? I've been holding off sending something for you until you had moved.

Betty said...

It is hard to move, but when you are moving closer to family it is all worth. Just take your time unpacking and enjoy the adventure.

Martha said...

But HELLO to Missouri! Can't wait to see your first post from your new home!

Valerie Zagami said...

So happy for you both. A very huge and scary decision I am sure but your dream is coming true. The best to you guys.

Thelma said...

HI Bernideen. Thanks for featuring my Spring blog post You've made my day.
I want to wish you good luck with your moving. It can be a hard chore.
Take is easy and don't overdue it. I wish you a great life you in Missouri.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Wow! What a packing and renovating job! Congratulations on the first half! You have lots of work ahead, but it sounds like it will be good to be near family. Safe travels! xoxo Su

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine those sore muscles and joints from all this work. God bless you with lots of strength as you set up your new home!

Marilyn Miller said...

There is something so exciting about moving. Yes, at an older age it is sooooo hard on our bodies, but still I love the adventure. Good luck resettling! Can't wait to see the new place.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Big changes - what fun you will have. We moved to WA from California 15 years ago to be closer to our daughters and their families - and so glad we did. It took us some time to settle in - but we are established now and love it. I'm glad we did it back then - I'll be 70 in a week and there is no way I would do another move now - seems we were just young kids then compared to now LOL. Enjoy your new home - and can't wait to see how you fancy it up and what your new garden will look like.

Kim said...

'Tis always sad to leave a house where you have lived for so long, but your new home will be an exciting adventure. An adventure where you will have fun placing all those vintage pretties. wonderful you are now close to your family. I must say I LOVE that mantle.