Thursday, February 6

The New Place

Well, here she is, folks. Hickok Home number TEN (yikesers!) in the long line of dwellings we humble Hickoks have inhabited. This sweet little colonial sits on about an acre of land, off a gravel road, but squarely in the middle of Chesterfield, VA. As Hickok homes go, she is rather alone in her stateliness. We tend to buy mid century ramblers (still my favorite type of home), but apparently they don't make those here in Virginia. So, with a little compromise, we were grateful to aquire this darling gal, for a great price, on a quiet, dead-end road. 

She is westward facing, so we get delightful light all throughout the day. 

The view from the front steps. In the slight clearing straight ahead is a largish pond. It's not a public pond, but the sounds of the geese that have made it their home are sweet to my ears. 

There are no homes across from our road, just an open field and some more wooded areas.

Here is what you can see from the back patio. The woods go pretty far back. The older girls (who act like they have been living here for years, not weeks) have gone out exploring every afternoon, collecting all kinds of "treasure." Not much grass to be seen yet, but I do hope to install some raised garden beds this spring.

As I was snapping some shots of the house this morning, I almost tripped over these. Further evidence the girls are loving their new home. All thanks to God for saving this place for us. We are most grateful to be all together again. 

Every day is a new adventure, discovering what our new home has in store. 



11 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you! The house looks wonderful and it's pretty clear the girls are loving it! YEAH! Can't wait to see it in person!

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  2. Whoa, whoa whoa.....hold on there. When did you get a MINIVAN?!?! Is that yours?! Also, the house looks delightfully charming, just the way houses in VA are! It's awesome that you have such a large private lot!! Hope to see some gardening pictures popping up in the spring! Can't wit to see you and your hubby's magic with the interior! FYI.......it is $100 cheaper for me to fly to VA than to LA

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    1. Haha! I love you, Bekah. You are just so...YOU! Anyway, yep, a minivan. We bought it outright with some of the profit from our home sale in WA! God was so very kind. We got a great deal on it on Craigslist, and with three kiddos, and a MIL in tow, it makes everything much easier.

      You would love it here. And I would love to show you around. I miss you, friend. Can it really be two whole years since I lived there?

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  3. It's amazing! By far I think the best one you've had. I'm excited to see the inside!

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  4. Wow! What a lovely place Lydia. Please send me your new Phone # and address. The girls will have fun exploring in the mud as you can tell by the boots.

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  5. It looks wonderful, and I know you'll work your magic on it and make it the perfect place for your sweet family.

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  6. Perfect! Love how God provides! I too am anxiously awaiting the Hickok touch you will bring to make this house your home! Love you, dear friend!

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  7. Perfect! Love how God provides! I too am anxiously awaiting the Hickok touch you will bring to make this house your home! Love you, dear friend!

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  8. I was looking again - and it kind of looks like our house in VA. Only we had the "garage" part on the right of the house. My windows were the top left 2 and my own bathroom in the middle. And Stephen's were the top right two windows. Oh yeah and we had a roof over or door. So only a little alike. LOL

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    1. You have an amazing memory! Right now, your room in our home is on the back right side with the two corning windows. THe bed is all made up for you!

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  9. Yay!!! Cannot wait to come! Right now the summer seems so far away. Especially since we have over a foot of snow! When are you going to post pics of the inside??

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