sweet mountain home

Posted on August 30th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  11 Comments »

Almost from the time we were married, we’ve dreamed of owning a home and a patch of land in the mountains.  When I started this blog, I even called myself a mountain girl–but it was just a dream.

When Zia was tiny, we began working toward that dream with a budget chart marked Lucero Mountain Property and a set of envelopes for all our expenses.  A year or two later, we had a garage sale, packed the rest of our stuff in a truck, and headed west.

We landed in a tiny condo at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and rented for a year, reveling in how close we’d come to those sweet mountains.  5500 ft. is a lot higher than the plains of Kansas City, right?

When Caleb came to live with us, it was time to move again.  We got up into the mountains this time, and although it wasn’t our own, we loved our home.  Our little Cash was born right up high in the Rockies.  It took a little while, but we adjusted and learned to breathe and bake at 8250 ft. up.

This spring, our house went up for sale, and it was time for us to find another home.  We searched for five months, looked at countless houses, and bid or almost bid on four or five.

For a while it seemed like we might not find the right place.  But then, just in time, we found a little piece of heaven on a mountain (9100 ft. high!)

Lately we’ve been jumping through all those fiery little hoops of loan pre-approval, offer letters and countered-offer letters and acceptance letters (yay!), inspections (home, well, sewer), tests (radon, water), radon mitigation, home appraisal, and loan approval.

As of this morning, we finally hold the deed in our hands.  It’s been a long time dreaming, waiting, and working–but we have a home in the mountains.

Wooooooo-hooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!  And that’s one wild Davy Crockett mountain man I-just-got me-a-grizzly-bear cat scream-like yowl.

11 Responses to “sweet mountain home”

  1. jodi says on :

    oh my goodness!! Congrats!! This is incredible and what an awesome dream realized.

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Jodi! We’re pretty happy!

  3. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says on :

    Congratulations! What a wonderful dream come true. I call myself a mountain girl too. I harass my husband every year to go to the Rockies. I wish I could live there. Although I’ve also dreamed of a self-sustained house on a huge acreage. Regardless, you’ve inspired me to dream big.

    Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a lovely day.

  4. Kait Rockrohr says on :

    Wow! Congratulations, looks beautiful!

  5. Brandi Henderson says on :

    It looks beautiful, Mia! Is it still in Nederland?

  6. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Brandi. The house is in Black Hawk, but still pretty close to Nederland. Caleb will be able to stay at his school, and we’ll still be able to ride the carousel! 🙂

  7. Kerri says on :

    How wonderful Mia!!! So happy for you!

  8. Tiffany says on :

    Congratulations to you and your family! That looks and sounds so beautiful! 🙂

  9. Colleen says on :

    Congratulations Mia! I LOVE it! All of the windows, wood, and deck around the outside…..SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I am happy God lead you to, and got you through the crazy process of buying a home! I’m sure the whole family is ready to start making memories there!!!

  10. NgoFamilyFarm says on :

    Wow, your new home is just gorgeous!! Congratulations, Mia! And it looks like you are all safe from the flooding…so glad to see that, too.

  11. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Jaime! Yes, we are safe and sound!