4.26.2014

we found our forever home

but first, a bit about our current dwelling. 


it's funny how life works.  one day you aren't looking for homes, per se.  the next, potentially buying one.  a weekend passes and you've got yourself a new set of plans entirely.  and then, because God works in the most humorous ways, you stumble upon something quite extraordinary without really having had to look for it.

we found our forever home.

it happened through a friends of a friend who was selling their sweet home and had not yet put it on the market.  a phone call was made and we just happened to be the perfect buyers.  with its farmhouse kitchen, large windows, picket fence, and lovely outdoor space, we knew after walk-through that we were indeed home.  we will be moving in the middle of june which means only a few more weeks in our cozy, beloved treehouse.

moving is such a bittersweet chapter in our lives.  this home is like a dear family member to us.  it has given us shelter in many storms, given us a front seat to listen to the birds, and shown us how to live in closeness with one another.  we have memories seeped in the woodwork that we will take with us in our hearts.  like bringing home theodore.  or having our littles share a bedroom.  so much good has happened here.  with its rich history and simple charm, this home has won our hearts each and every day since we bought it just a few years back.  we love this place.  and, i cannot lie we hate to move on and see it go.  there will be tears on that day, friends.  but the truth is, we have outgrown it.  there are things we just cannot do whilst living in our treehouse, such as expand our family, which we would like to do in the near future.  yep, this watters clan has plans to grow!

we know that years down the road we will talk about this place, our treehouse, with joy and satisfaction.  it has become a part of us, as homes should, weaving itself into the very fibre of our beings.  becoming one with our family, always giving of itself and showing off in the process.  i mean, the natural light in this place is unreal.  that, we will miss.  we are trusting our journey.  we are being patient.  we know that our path has been drawn by god and that he is giving us just what our family needs.  with that, we are ready to take that leap together, but sweet little home on fifty first street, we will never, ever forget you.

and soon, you will get to hear all about our new home.  gosh, it is ever a dream.

while we would love the hang onto our home and rent it out, we realize it is probably easier to sell it and part ways.  therefore, if you know anyone that is looking for a place near the plaza in kansas city, you can find the listing on zillow here and on craigslist here.  you can also contact me at mamawattersblog@gmail.com for any questions about our home.

14 comments:

  1. This brings tears to my eyes. It humbles me to know people like you and your family understand the importance of making their house their home.

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    1. thank you for your sweet words, ashley. home is such a special place to us. we are so thankful we have gotten to live in such beautiful places to call our own and raise our family. :) xx amanda

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  2. Oh wow! Serendipity :) Congratulations - I hope it is everything you hope it to be xox

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    1. yes, serendipity indeed! life is beautiful. :) xx amanda

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  3. Wonderful news! I came over here after seeing your Pinterest pins on the 'our new home' board and wondered what that was all about. (You're not buying Jami Nato's house are you??)}

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    1. yes we are! do you know the Natos? small world, huh! xx amanda

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  4. Congratulations!! Hopefully the next few weeks of moving will go well for you:)

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    1. thanks, erika! i hope we are able to sell our home soon...any prayers would be appreciated!

      xx amanda

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  5. I'm so excited for you guys! I will really miss your gorgeous home but I can't wait to see the new place!!!!

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  6. You have such a beautiful home!!! But I'm excited to see your new one :)

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  7. Wonderful news! So happy for your little family. Enjoy. xo.

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  8. You have such a lovely home! Can't wait to see your new one! you have such an inspiring blog. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. amazing how things work out! congratulations on finding your dream home :)

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  10. How exciting. You've used the space in your current home so well and so beautifully - I look forward to seeing your next :-)

    Oh, and that rocking elephant. Adorable!

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