Some may find it shocking that a Tucson native, like myself, planted her roots and found happiness and a home in a small New England town. Just to clarify...although I was born in Tucson, my father served 21 years in the United States Air Force so, in truth, I'm more of a military brat than I am a Tucson native but it'll still always be "home" to me.
I've lived parts of my life in places like Illinois, California, Texas, Virginia, and Germany, as well. "So why Connecticut?" you ask. Well, the man that eventually became my husband almost 13 years ago is originally from Connecticut but even if he hadn't have been, I truly believe in my heart, that I would've found my way here at some point in my life. It's a perfect slice of heaven: we get to experience all four seasons, the beautiful fall foliage, the Thomas Kinkade winters, we're minutes from the beach and also incredibly close to forests that are great for hiking and camping, we're surrounded by such amazing American history, and we're a train ride away from NYC and other fun tourist towns like Newport, RI and Boston and Salem, MA, just to name a few.
I think it's very important to instill in our children a sense of pride for where they come from, so choosing to raise our family here was an easy decision, in my eyes. We have amazing schools and a strong community - everybody knows each other.
Purchasing our home, less than a year ago, most certainly brought our roots and family full circle. Our "farmhouse" was built in 1929 (talk about history!!!) and is actually a beautiful, quaint Tudor colonial. We immediately fell in love with all of the character this house has to offer. From the original wood trim to the windows that provide us with such amazing views...this is where we were meant to be and grow as a family. Making this house our home has brought me so much happiness and given me a whole new purpose. I promise you there will be plenty of blog posts about our "farmhouse" (from it's history and story to our decorating style), but for now I'm going to sit back with my coffee, a good book, and my "view" and relish in all of the good in my life: the health of my family, the amazing friends by my side, a supportive network in our community, and the beauty that is our home: my happy place. Until next time...