Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Where Exercise Will Get You

I'd like to start this post by giving a congratulatory shout out to my girl LJ. Although I tease her daily about "trying to be the best at exercising", I was very proud of her for finishing this triathlon last weekend ... and for getting a medal. You've got to take those where you can get them.

This next story actually begins with LJ and I exercising. One day last fall, LJ and I were having one of our Saturday morning walks. We love to give our opinions on the houses as we walk past, and pick up for sale information from the plastic tubes. Neither of us were in the market to buy a home. She and Marcus had already purchased one, and Ty and I were up to our elbows in a yearlong bathroom renovation at his Broadmoor home. But out of curiosity, we always grab info from the tubes and decide on whether or not we believe the house is worth the asking price. This is just something us women do.

Then one day, we walked past this house.

I was in love. I pulled a paper from the tube, like I always did, and lusted over the home for a minute or two. Then dismissed the house entirely and put it out of my mind thinking Ty would have no interest. Ty was out of town this weekend, and I was staying at his house to look after his lab, Lacy. After the run, I tossed the paper on his kitchen table and never thought about it again. 

When Ty returned home from his hunting trip, he stood over the kitchen table to flip through his mail, and he saw the flyer and said, "We should go look at this house." So, we did. And soon, Ty was in love, too. Unbelievable, unplanned, but this little house ended up becoming our first home together.

We've enjoyed moving in and having friends over regularly. And it's great to live in a neighborhood where most of your friends live nearby. It's perfect when we've cooked a big dinner because there are always extra mouths around to feed. And it's the place that we'll one day start our family, raise our kids ... and maybe end up sending them off to college. It was built in the 1930s, and its a house rich with history. All of that is interesting, but I'm most excited about the history that's to come.


Kristen said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! Congrats, I've been waiting on a picture. Where is it (in a non-stalker way)?

melissa said...

Yall's house is too cute!

Stephanie Netherton said...

Thanks guys! It's in South Highland. Not too far from Betty Virginia!

Lindsey said...

Cute!!! I love it!!

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

That was sweet post. =)