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A sentimental sap ... oh definitely!

By September 13, 2010 ,

My hubby Big D would call me the most sentimental person he's ever met ... apparently he hasn't spent enough time around my family! I cherish the memories of my childhood, showing horses and dairy cattle and all the special moments I've been blessed enough to experience in my lifetime thus far. While I live in Indiana currently, I grew up in a small rural town in central Ohio. We lived in a pre-civil home on the Scioto River. I may be biased, but to me - it's always been one of the most beautiful homes/farms in town. I'm definitely sentimental when it comes to my childhood home, and yes - I've been told a million times - it's not the house that makes the memories it's the people - but I certainly do associate the two!

About the time that Big D and I got married - my Mom decided it was time to move on from the big ol' house that was becoming too much to take care of for a single lady in her 60s. I convinced myself for a long time that the house wouldn't sell or that Mom would change her mind - because selfishly I couldn't imagine going "home" to visit her if it wasn't in my "home."

Well nearly five years later - someone took the plunge - made the bid - Mom accepted - and I was devastated ... she was really moving!

She wanted me to come pack up my things - pick up some furniture she wouldn't need in her new place - it was a difficult time for me to deal with - I'm not going to lie! (This all happened in my 7th, 8th and 9th month of pregnancy to make matters more stressful!)

Luckily - Big D was there to help me get through the ordeal and I've made peace with the situation. With the new baby - it's time to make new memories in our quaint little Hoosier home. I will always have a special place in my heart for my childhood home and the memories made there.

A couple years ago I took some photos of the house and around the farm. Enjoy!

Flower boxes on what we called the "Little House" a summer house on the property we used for storage.

The Little House

Barn doors to the horse barn

Solid oak horse stalls my dad built

Trim on the front porch (The house had four porches)

More trim on the front porch

The horse barn and front pasture

The south porch

Flower pot on doorstep of the Little House

Entry door and sign on north porch
Water hydrant off old milk house

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  1. What a beautiful place that contains so many wonderful memories for you! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Meet & Greet. Happy Monday! :o)
    Larri at Seams Inspired

  2. I can see why you loved this house so much. What a beautiful, magical place to grow up! Glad Big D was there for moral support!

  3. It's gorgeous!!! You know I love old houses - any pictures of the inside.

  4. I have a lot of wonderful memories in your house too!! Watching Elvis movies in the living room and making gingerbread houses in the kitchen, to name a couple :) Fun times :) Such a beautiful house!

  5. Oh my...no wonder you're nostalgic about the place! It's absolutely gorgeous.

    But ... you do have the memories, and the memories you're making now with your young family will be inspired by what you grew up with.

  6. Wow!!!! So beautiful!!! That must have been an amazing place to grow up!! :)

    Thanks for following!

  7. What a gorgeous house. I would be so heartbroken if my parents decided to move--actually, they remodeled after I moved out, and even though the house is gorgeous the sentimental part of me was a little crushed--so I totally get where you're coming from. I'm glad you have the pictures to remember, at least.

    Just found your blog and am now following you! :)