What a month it’s been!  We sold our home and are settling into a temporary house while we wait for our dream home to be completed.  It all happened so quickly that I’m still waiting to catch my breath.  And am still mourning.

I’m so deeply going to miss our neighbors, Kika, Leilani, Dirk & Christina.  When I saw Leilani this morning, I burst into tears.  Our neighbors have been like family and it will be a process for me accepting the fact that they’re not right next door any more.

I’m surrounded by boxes and reflecting on some things, because that’s what I tend to do when the house is quiet and I have time.  And here is what I know:

I’m thankful.  Incredibly thankful to have sold our home in this really difficult housing market.

GRATEFUL for the best best best realtor we have been so blessed to have representing us.  If you need a realtor, Jack Morse has my highest recommendation.  He knows what he’s doing, he’s honest and direct and doesn’t always tell you what you want to hear.  He tells you what you need to hear and is really great at what he does.  Because of him, we sold our home.

And we’re so filled with thankfulness to everyone who helped us with our move.  Cody, Ace, Robert, Uncle Rick, Grandpa Pete, Scott, Lana & Erika, and the boys.  Micah even sacrificed his birthday.  (We’ll have a belated extravaganza!)

We’re excited for what’s to come with our lives and our new home.

And although I was so sad to see our happy home empty, the memories we made there will be with us forever.  And our neighbors are just a phone call away.

Goodbye, happy home.  We love you and will miss you so.

I’ll be taking a sanity break for a few days while I unpack and try to get us all settled into our temporary home.

I’ll be back soon…


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!