Open “House”

October 17, 2011

Family, Preparation

Saturday morning, we decided we would have an rv open “house” on Sunday.  We had been *thinking* about the open house for a month and leave it to me to invite people 24 hours beforehand.  The truth is I wasn’t procrastinating.  I was just being thorough. Everything needed to be “just so”. Which explains (or muddles) why we were still up at 12:00 am hanging cabinet doors and sweeping piles of screws into the drawers.  Those finishing touches.   Nothing says we are ready to go like  clean countertops even if the closet is filled with paint cans instead of clothes.

The party was at noon and at 11:30 am we found ourselves an hour behind schedule still trying to hitch up the trailer.  You see, we waited until right before the party to test out the hitch and as it turned out our truck “hitch height” is different than the previous owner’s truck making it impossible to “just hook up and go”.  Somehow Brent figured it out (he always does) and we pulled up to our little get together.

There are a lot of things we are going to miss about Ventura this year…the beaches, the mountains, the fabulous weather, two Trader Joes…but none of that compares to the way we are going to miss the people.  So many wonderful people.  I’m thankful that a handful of these wonderful people were able to make it out on such a ridiculously late notice and I hope they know just how much it made our day.

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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8 Responses to “Open “House””

  1. Lisa S. Says:

    I think this is going to be such an amazing learning experience for your boys and the entire family. Best of luck! Call me when you come to Indy and we can do lunch! Have safe travels and may God bless you along the way!

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  2. Aimee Says:

    Glad we got to see you off. I’ll be reading along and praying for you all. So much love and so many blessings to you!

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  3. Lisa Says:

    It was lovely….so excited (jealous) for your fun adventure! Can’t wait to watch it all unfold.

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  4. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) Says:

    So fun to see you off and to meet some of your friends. Also glad that you got to meet Lysa! Hugs to you!

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  5. Mariza Says:

    An open house! What a great idea!

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  6. Andrea@WellnessNotes Says:

    Glad you got to say goodbye to your friends! I’m sure you’ll miss them, but you’ll also grow so much and have amazing experiences!

    Reply

  7. janetha Says:

    awe FUN! love the open “house”!

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