Monday, March 2, 2009

Our House.....In The Middle of Our Woods



Subtitle: Going Home!

This is our house in Shutesbury, Massachusetts which we left almost 3 years ago.....we were only supposed to be gone for 9 months but we got side-tracked along the way by the offer of a good teaching job (for my husband).....however........we have not settled into our life in Fresno and have pined for this house in the woods and the wonderful community surrounding it......so for the sake of a happy family (and believe me this makes us all so happy) we have decided to move back to Western Mass this summer!
Thankfully we never sold the house.

(Yes it may seem crazy to some to actually give up employment in this current job loss climate....but David already has a job that he wants to now devote all his time to.....he's a successful international author.....)

WEBS will once again be my local yarn store...hooray!

22 comments:

Lori said...

Bittersweet for Josie and me...we are SO happy for all of you and wish you the VERY best, always. As much as you can't wait to get to Western Mass, we will be dreading your departure.

Your house in the woods looks SO inviting & the space surrounding appears so peaceful. It will be good to picture all of you settling into your home---much deserved after 3 years of feeling unsettled.

MamaLizKnits said...

I totally understand and just lived this myself. We just moved back to New England after being away for 6 years. It's a major transition but one worth the hassle. So in the last 10 years it's been MA-CT-Iowa-now back to Maine. Maybe I'll see you at some of the festivals sometime.

Good luck with your journey, and congrats!

Knit Witch said...

That's awesome! I checked out your hubby's website - wow! Good for you guys - what a great house!

Kirsten said...

How wonderful!
Your house in the woods looks so peaceful. I don't blame you for wanting to go back.

kat coyle said...

Your house looks lovely! It's so green and idyllic. I'm happy for you and your family.

mel said...

So happy for you all Gudrun (your husband too - how exciting to devote all his time to writing!) - this looks like such a wonderful spot, reminds me an awful lot of where I grew up in NH, I miss it an awful lot.

clarabelle said...

Good on you, Gudrun! A house in the woods sounds totally idyllic. I need to check out your husband's writing...

best wishes

clarabellex

knittingmydayaway said...

Happy times ahead for you guys! The house and it's surroundings look peaceful and beautiful!

knittingmydayaway said...

Happy times ahead for you guys! The house and it's surroundings look peaceful and beautiful!

cheryl said...

Welcome back to the pioneer valley!! Hopefully I'll see you at Webs sometime.

katiehimmelberg said...

I'm so happy for you and your family! Your house looks sweet and I love all the green surrounding it!

villapeikko said...

Your house looks so lovely!

Hilary said...

How wonderful that you and your family can return to a place you all love and that your husband can devote all of his time to writing. Your house is absolutely gorgeous! And, gosh, I'd move there in a heartbeat simply for its proximity to Webs. :)

meli-mello said...

So happy for you! That looks like a wonderful house in the woods - no wonder you want to go back.

Laughton and Patricia Johnston said...

What a cool, damp, green haven it must look right now.

raining sheep said...

EEEKS! That is so exciting. I am so impressed and yeah, I wish it was me moving to the house in the woods. It is sublime. I wish I could make money blogging and not have to work :) Now THAT would be uber-sublime!

Lovs2Knit said...

Now that looks like my dream home! Wishing you a smooth move!

linda said...

Shutesbury isn't far from us. We live in northeastern CT. I love this little house in the woods. I lived in Shetland 30 years ago and learned to play fiddle there with Tom Anderson...my husband and I even got married in Ullapool (we're both American). By the way...I love your haircut..I wish I was brave enough to cut off all my hair. Good luck with your move.

Alison said...

What a lovely spot. I'd give up a lot for a house in the woods, I think. Very exciting!

luneray said...

Congrats!

Massachusetts is a much better place for a knitter than Central California. :)

Try to experience the orange blossoms before you leave, though. They should be blooming soon.

Mary Jane said...

Yay! A day's drive from me!

Green Kitchen said...

Maybe we can come down and visit before you leave. We do have Spring break soon...