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  • September 18, 2009

    Best of luck with your house hunting.  It’s a little crazy to me that we moved into the house last year that we plan to live in for the next 20 or so (!?!?)  We decided to stay in a neighborhood for now, but the next purchase will be the 1,000 acres for the ranch.

  • September 18, 2009

    Oh the house.  The house that will be a home.  I understand these dreams.  We’ve been in ours for a few years now and I am emotionally attached to it in a ridiculous way.  In fact I wrote about it quite recently!!  Good luck with your home hunt!

  • September 18, 2009

    Wow!  That’s great!  I really hope you find something you like!  I think to some extent you can have both.  I lived on a regular street and definitely had the “can so-and-so come play?” experience, but we also built tents out of sheets in the back yard, and dug holes in the ground and built tree-houses.  When you find a place, I hope you’ll share it with us!

  • September 19, 2009

    Oooh, exciting!  I wish I knew of someone that was selling what you’re looking for, but my aunt and uncle up in Everett are still kickin’ and enjoying their grandfathered-in farm (the clause is cancelled if the house leaves the family, boo), and my other relatives are way too far south. 

    Good luck finding an awesome house that’s just perfect for your family - even if it has shag carpeting or orange countertops (which can always be changed and provide lots of family jokes for years to come!).  :D

  • September 19, 2009

    It’s funny because Alan and I are opposite you and your hubby. I grew up in the BOONAYS…truly the country, from the time I was about 7 on up through high school. Now I kind of get twitchy if we get too far from Target. My husband grew up in the burbs of our little country hometown.

    He and I both want to look for that house where our girls will spend their junior high (gasp) and high school years in about 3 years or so. He really longs to get out of the suburbs and I really long to get out a “little bit” but not too far from Target. wink

    Good luck finding your new home mama!

  • September 20, 2009

    This is gorgeous, so evocative. And, I may have the answer. Here in the Adirondacks we have 4 exquisite seasons, verdant forests, homes with large parcels and friendly neighbors…bitchin’ kitchens too.

  • September 20, 2009

    It is a hard decision! We were in a similar position, except both of us grew up in the ‘burbs. We both like land and space, but wanted our kids to have friends nearby. We settled on a nice neighborhood with woods to play in. We still second-guess ourselves though!

  • September 21, 2009

    Good luck with your search. My hub and I are like you and yours. Different ideas. It would make things tough for us to decide. I think that has something to do with the fact that he is stubborn…or maybe I am. No, He is.

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