Friday, July 23, 2010

A Dream Come True???

Hey Everyone!

I have missed posting and missed visiting everyone's blog while I have been taking a break. When I left, I told you that I would have a lot to share with you when I returned. I never dreamed that I would be sharing this with you. My dream house, a saltbox built in 2001 that was featured in the January, 2004 issue of Country Living has been on and off the market for quite some time. It is located in the town I grew up in, which is about 11 miles from our house.

We decided to go look at it, and I fell in love with it. It would require a lot of work, but it is a challenge that I am ready to take. We have agreed on a price with the current owners, but we have to sale our house first. We are not committed to anything unless our house sales.

As you all know, I believe in the power of prayer. I would love for all of you to help me pray about this. I am not asking you to pray that I get the house. I am asking you to pray that God will lead us in the right direction. If this is not the right move for us, I do not want it to happen. I would really appreciate it if you would help me pray for God's will.

In the meantime, here are a few pictures. You will see why I fell in love.












Thank you for your prayers, and I will be sure to keep you updated. I am not officially back until Monday, but I wanted to share the news with you and ask for your help.

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and hope that you will come back as often as you can. Always try to remember that sometimes what you want is not what you need...in the end you will understand why.

My Best to You Always,
~Dan~

55 comments:

DarKilp said...

How exciting!!
What a beautiful home...I'll be sure to send prayers your way for the Lord to lead you and Jeff to the right direction.
Huggers!
Darla
The Prim Patch

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

OH, WOW!...How exciting!!!...The house is absolutely beautiful!!!..I will definitely pray that God will let his will be known..Have a wonderful weekend!!!~~hugs,Jen

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Oh Dan it's GORGEOUS and so "You"!!! If God means for you to have it He will make the way!!
Your current house would be ajewel for whoever buys it with all the wonderful things you've done to it!

Linda said...

Oh, Dan....all I can say is WOW! I just love that house! How lucky for you to find it available.
Linda

Lori (Yearning For Yesteryear) said...

That is a great house! I am praying for you and Jeff.

Lori

Loretta said...

Oh my gosh Dan! I can see why you fell head over heels in love with this beautiful home! I wish you had more pics to post. I will pray for God to make known His will in your life. Blessings

Audrey said...

Oh my why woundn't you fall in love!! I did to when I saw it.
I will be praying and was so pleased you know the importance of God's will rather than our wants. I am certain God will watch over you and any decessions made will be the right ones.

basketsnprims said...

Wow, Dan ~ what a beautiful home and I can see why you fell in love with it. If it is meant to be, God will see that it happens. Will be praying for His will.
Pam

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WOW Dan, I will keep my fingers crossed for you. I understand "if it's ment to be" Almost a year ago we went thorough the same struggles with another home, though for us in the end we stayed and did major remodeling, though sometimes, I still think "what if".. Now I am off to find my Jan. 2004 CS issue! I just love saltboxes!! I sure hope it works out for you! OLM

priminitupjen said...

What a beautiful home Dan! Hoping everything works out the way you and God want it to.
Jen

SANDI said...

Oh my! What a beautiful house. I will pray that everything works out for you.
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Mumsy said...

Prayers going up from here that all goes as it should and goes well. Gorgeous house. Hugs

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'll be praying for you Dan...it's beautiful!!!

Rondell

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Oh Dan,

I LOVE IT!!

Of course, I will remember you in my prayers.


I will ask for God to lead you and Jeff in the right direction.


~Wishing you two ALWAYS THE VERY BEST!!!

Take Care,
Tam

Annemarie said...

My goodness, what a gorgeous house. I will definitely send every possible good vibe your way!

Patti said...

Dan: The house is just gorgeous!....I will say a prayer for you guys!!

Orange Sink said...

May your dreams come true! You would be the perfect new caretakers of that magnificent saltbox!
Cathy G

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Love the house and so nice and big! I will add you to my prayers and I'm sure God will lead you in the right direction.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Dan, I can see why you want to move in..it is beautiful..and your furnishings and loving touch will make this a winner...oh I hope it is the right direction..it is glorious.;)

Joanne said...

Will be praying your dreams come true! It is so "you" - just gorgeous house. And on a selfish note - i would love to following your progress of decorating and fixing it up!

Janice said...

Dan,
How EXCITING!!!! I'm practically jumping up and down for you. That house is SOOO beautiful!!!! I'm praying for you and I know it will all work out. Good things happen to good people. And just so you know, I'm available to help shop or decorate! : ) That house would be a dream come true! Is doesn't appear to need that much work from the pictures. I can't wait to hear more. How cool!

Pam said...

That house is beautiful. I will to crawl into the attic and pull out my January 2004 Country Living now and take a closer look. Good luck on the house and if it's meant to be yours it will be.

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

How exciting Dan.......May all you and Jeff's dreams come true if they are meant to be. You would do that house proud with your decorating!
Hugs,
Lynn

Kimberly said...

Wow, what a house to fill with love! I hope it all works out for you!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a great house, Dan!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

DAN HOW FANTASTIC....I PRAY THIS WILL BE GOD'S WILL....OH MY GOODNESS IT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR YOU ... AND OH HOW I'VE DREAMED OF A HOUSE LIKE THIS...
Please keep us posted.
Karen

Carla said...

OMG! It's beautiful! I will pray that everything works out for you!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Oh, Dan ... I can see why this house is calling your name! It's beautiful.

I'll happy say a few extra prayers for you, Jeff, and the P's. You could make this house into a beautiful home...

Hope you're enjoying your summer so far!

Grammee Linda said...

oh Dan!! I am drooling over that house!! I will be praying that your house sells and everything falls into place and soon that saltbox is yours!!

Warm hugs, Linda

Angela said...

I remember seeing that house...Dan I just love what you wrote..

Always try to remember that sometimes what you want is not what you need...in the end you will understand why.

AMEN..powerful!

I am praying that God will make the crooked places straight and the rough patches smooth. That's what I will pray...That pretty much covers what you asked : "I am asking you to pray that God will lead us in the right direction. If this is not the right move for us, I do not want it to happen."

Looking forward to seeing this journey unfold.

Enjoy your weekend!

denise said...

i can see why you want that house. it's beautiful!!! good lick! i'll keep you in my prayers. denise

~Kristen~ said...

Oh Dan it is GORGEOUS!!! And I could totally picture you guys living there!!! I am sending up my prayers to God that he will guide you and Jeff in the direction you are meant to go.

darlarauch said...

that house is gorgeous,,,,,,, just said a prayer for you! hugs, Darla

ohiofarmgirl said...

Ya know, God has a way of working things out when the time is right. I know how you feel, we hunted for 2 1/2 years for a home and when we found it I was so excited. They sold it by auction and when we got there I think there must have been 100 people there...I was so discouraged! But one the auction started there was only one other couple that ever placed a bid...and we won the auction and have thanked the Lord everyday since!!!
Hold your dreams close. Blessings, Dianntha

LeeHillPrimitives said...

The house is simply beautiful. I will be praying for you.

janet said...

This house is beautiful and I can see why you love it..I will say a prayer for you,Jeff and the P's that it be God's will that this becomes your homestead..

Judy said...

LOVE the house! Hope everything works out...sending prayers your way!

~Judy

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

OH MY GOODNESSS Dan!!!! Your dream home is just beautiful!! I hope everything works out for you and Jeff so you can make it yours!! Keep us posted. Have a GREAT weekend.

Blessings,
Dana

Lydia said...

Dan - I can already see your furniture in that beautiful saltbox! Hope it all works out for you and Jeff.

Have a good weekend!
Lydia

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Dan.
How awesome is that. I am sure things will work out for you. I am sure you will be inviting all of us over for a Blog gathering for all the prayers and positive thoughts were are sending your way...LOL. You do know that we all would love to see it in person. Good Luck! I just love it.
Janet

theolde stone house said...

Hi Dan
I am so jealous. I've never seen a house like this in Pitts. Will be praying for guidance for you.

Blessings,
Rhonda

Rochelle said...

Oh my gosh!! It's simply to die for!! I can't wait to hear what happens...prayer is certainly the way to go!! ((hugs)) Keep us posted!! It's beautiful.

Craftyperson said...

Oh my goodness....what a beautiful home...Sending prayers that if its meant to be that gorgeous home will be yours...
Have a wonderful weekend..
Prim hugs,
Trena

Janie said...

Oh, this is sooo exciting. I will pray that it all works out for the best.

Best wishes, janie

maureen said...

Hi Dan, I could understand why you fell in love with this home. It ias absolutly beautiful. To be in the town you grew up in, an extra bonus!!!!!!!! I will pray that God will show you his plan for the path he wants you and Jeff to take...God Bless...Many Hugs...Maureen...

lakeffect said...

May your dreams come true.

Benita said...

Oh Dan, that house is just gorgeous & I can just imagine all the fun you will have decorating it and making it look perfect !! Saying prayers for you ~
LUVS & HUGS
Benita

Debbie said...

Wow! Its beautiful so no wonder you excited about it. I would be! :) Sending prayers that everything works out as it is meant too!

Take Care,
*hugs*
Debbie

mrssmith07 said...

Will do Dan!!

I can see why this is your dream home...just beautiful!! And the wood floors!! WOW

Time will tell us all huh??!!

I sure hope this is God's will for you and your wonderful family!! I can see all of your goodies in this amazing home now!!

Hugs'
Roxanne

Laura said...

Dan, I will pray that God leads you and Jeff in the right direction.

You did a great job in your home and, if His will is "to put you into this salbox", I'm sure that the result you obtain with this gorgeous building will be SIMPLY FANTASTIC!

Please keep us updated!

Ciao, Laura

Melissa Miller said...

It is so beautiful and full of character!

Teri said...

Hi Dan,
What a beautiful place! I know God WILL lead you in the right direction. As far as a lot of work ... Well that is just part of the dream ... What to see a big mess ...ahhh ... I mean dream ...hop over to my blog and you can see what we have been doing!
Good luck!
Teri♥♥♥

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful home Dan!! I can definately see why and how you fell in love with it! It is gorgeous!! I will have you in my prayers too and I hope it's in Gods will for you to have this beautiful saltbox home!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Sandy said...

Oh WOW Dan...no wonder you fell in love with this place. I am soooo jealous ;)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh Honey I can't believe I was the last one to see your new home. I of course will prayer for you and I know that whatever is best for you will come your way.
This home is one of a kind dream home. I have always always loved these homes..just beautiful
Hate I did not know sooner
Love
Maggie