Home, Sweet Prosper Home!

We made it!! We managed to move our family of 5 into our beautiful new house. We are SO happy and blessed to finally be here, but God bless it — this was not an easy week.

Luckily we had started the packing process when we staged.  This also means that we’ve been half packed up since October, so everything has felt a little chaotic (ok, a lot. #newborn).  Despite my major purging efforts, these tiny humans just accumulate stuff! (there are other 4-letter words for it). Once we TRULY started packing a few weeks ago, it really felt like it would never end. Little did I know that packing would be the least of my issues.

We moved during Spring Break week, which was perfect because we could send Walt to Camp Gilmer and the littles still had daycare. That meant we should have 8-9 hours each day of solid work time. There’s a saying about the best laid plans…

We closed on Mon and the night before Oscar started to say he didn’t feel well. We thought there was a bit of jealousy over Walt going to Gilmer so we brushed it off, like good, loving parents do.  He kept at it on Monday morning, so I took him to the doctor 2 hours before we were supposed to sign on the dotted line.  Turns out, he had strep. Ok, no big deal. Strep = antibiotics, which means he can be back to school on Tuesday when we actually move.  As we were doing a few things at our new house on Monday afternoon, we get a call from daycare. Vivy has a fever. She’s been acting like she’s teething for weeks, so I assumed that’s what it was. For whatever reason, I decided to take her to the doc on Monday afternoon (last appointment of the day).  After powering through a strep and a flu test, we got a positive result for the flu. UGH.  No school for 2-3 days. TWO TO THREE DAYS.

So, when the movers arrived on Tues, I had an adorable infant attached to my hip and basically became a drill sergeant (those go there, these go here, take this, move that…!) The movers were amazing and had us fully in our new house by 3 p.m.  We still have many boxes to unpack, but we are here! I managed to snap some pics on Monday before the place became cluttered with cardboard.

A view from the living room, into dining, into kitchen. The front door is just to the right of this pic.
A closer view of the kitchen. Cabinets are lacking door pulls, which should come this week!
The island that will serve as our eating table most of the time!
The opposite kitchen, dining, living room (I LOVE THE BEAMS)

We had some gorgeous curtains installed by La Belle Designs. This experience was off the charts. She picked up on my style within 10 minutes and had some incredible recommendations
Pardon the box. Admire the drapes 🙂

The spiral staircase I never knew I wanted!

Maybe our favorite spot in the house? A front courtyard with wood-burning fireplace. We have since put all our patio furniture out here (sorry, backyard) and properly experienced the courtyard with a lovely glass of wine (or 10).


More drapery work! This is the master bedroom. I really wanted to preserve the natural light from this big bay window.  These curtains do the trick!
Master bath (my vanity is in the foreground and we’re looking at Chris’s)
Another Master Bath shot with the tub and walk-in shower to the left.
Finally making it our home. Dinner is on the table — including Ms Viv who makes it all complete! 


And here’s a pic of the house (not quite done), but with a gorgeous blue sky behind it.

Chris and I as proud new homeowners! Read my lips : we are never moving again. We spent a lot of time and energy making this home our own. I’m sure it will be a labor of love for many years to come, but THIS is the home the Bruns kids will grow up in 🙂

One Comment Add yours

  1. Sara Watson says:

    gorgeous home! yikes – 2 sickies + a move 😦


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