Last Week’s Trip (and a GREAT minimalist house!)

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(the sign on Chris and Kelly’s piano.  I thought it was appropriate)

Ask that your way be long.
At many a Summer dawn to enter
with what gratitude, what joy –
ports seen for the first time;

–From “Ithaca” by Constance Caverfy

That stanza from the “Ithaca” poem ran through my head, as our plane descended last Sunday, and Houston came into view.  I had an aisle seat, but I leaned forward to see this new place, that was to be my future.  I blinked rapidly as my eyes filled with tears.

Everyone else on the plane was returning from a vacation at Disney World.  I was beginning a new life.

I was greeted by my brother-in-law, Chris, and his wife, Kelly.  They had done the legwork, to make this change possible, and I stayed with them for the two nights I was there.  (We will be staying with them again, next week).

Chris and Kelly at a roadside fruit stand.  Do you think Texas is ready for two brothers, with waxed mustaches?

Chris and Kelly at a roadside fruit stand. Do you think Texas is ready for two brothers, with waxed mustaches?

Two Mrs. Rosselits are better than one!

Two Mrs. Rosselits are better than one!

Look at all those masts!

Look at all those masts!

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Out to eat at Boongoddle’s…

The dog could come along, too.

The dog could come along, too.

All right, so let’s talk about their house.  We always suspected that Chris and Kelly didn’t have a lot of stuff, and now we have confirmation of it.  The refreshing thing is that Chris and Kelly don’t consider themselves to be “minimalists,” because they don’t consider their lifestyle to be countercultural.  They just have what they need and what they want, and that’s all.  Intentional living is a way of life for them, not something new that they are trying to embrace.

So let’s take a look!

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From the outside, it’s a cute house in the suburbs.

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But look at their backyard garden!

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The sunroom

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Very simple bedrooms.

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The parlor/music room.

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A delightfully simple living room

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And a very unique shower!

We had a wonderful trip, discovering a new city.  And, as you read this, we are on the road, planning to stop in Little Rock tonight.  We are seeing many states that we have never seen before, and we will share our adventures with you tomorrow!

Keep chasing those dreams!

11 thoughts on “Last Week’s Trip (and a GREAT minimalist house!)

  1. what a sweet home, i love the backyard, i can just picture myself sitting there with a glass of wine reading a book. enjoy your visit. i have been there a couple of times myself, there is a lot to see and do in your new home.

  2. Wow! The brothers look just alike! I’m so excited for your new adventure, and so happy you have family in the area too.

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