My Bridal Bouquet

Documenting the creation of my handful of memories

Our House June 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — macmorton @ 6:55 am

When people ask about how Alex proposed, I tell them about the day we got the keys to our first house. We were standing in the driveway, next to the mailbox, when he repeated a line he’d said a few times before: “Do you think that could say ‘The Mortons’ some day?”

We’ve enjoyed – mostly! – our adventure together as homeowners. We wanted a house that needed a little TLC; something that we could make our own, that Alex could tinker with. Somedays, I think we got more than we bargained for – but other days, it all seems to be just right.

We came home on Sunday after a whirlwind week helping prepare for Alex’s brother’s wedding. It had been raining – hard – almost all of that time … and because we’d been away and busy, we hadn’t realized water was coming in through our basement window. Needless to say, I was less than happy about our DIY desires at that point!

But tonight, things changed. Alex called me down to the basement, where he was busy pulling off drywall and insulation. He said he had something to show me – which, with this house, is usually something worthy of a Mike Holmes rant. But this time, we both just shook our heads in amazement and laughed.

“Our house is giving you a brooch for your bouquet.”

Yes, in behind the drywall, soaked from the rain, was a lovely flower brooch that will fit into my bouquet perfectly. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason you eventually come to appreciate – and while I still wish we didn’t have another house project to finish before the wedding, I’m glad to have our house’s contribution to our bouquet!


9 Responses to “Our House”

  1. Monica Says:

    Wow. Amazing story. Like it was meant to be. Glad you found it in time.

  2. Nancy V. Says:

    wow! Amazing story!

  3. Elaine Says:

    I just love stories like this. How amazing and beautiful!!!!!!

  4. Karen Says:

    What a wonderful story and beautiful brooch đŸ™‚

  5. tenthoubride Says:

    Wow! That is a great story!

    [off-tangent for a second] My great-grandma (just turned 90!) and her husband were married at 18 during the Great Depression…obviously times were tough. They moved into a house in Upstate New York a few years after everything had settled…and while my great-grandpa was getting the house all ready for move in – he saw saw something glittering from the floor. It was a beautiful, (art-deco, but then, just modern) diamond ring. They spent a few weeks trying to contact the previous owners, but the realtor said it was theirs. It was wedged in the floorboards (in the tradition of hiding things of value)

    Do you know how it ended up in there!? That is a beautiful broach, nonetheless, and it’ll be a great addition to your bouquet!

    • macmorton Says:

      What a lovely story!! Our house is only 20 years old, and the original family had (I think) three daughters, so I’m thinking this was just a piece of fun dress-up jewelry that one of them had … maybe one sister was hiding it from the others!

  6. Lynn Says:

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE this story. It’s just absolutely amazing!

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