I went to bed waaaaaay after midnight and started back up by 7am. Yes, I’m crazy. Or just a crazy procrastinator. Either way, I always say that I work better under pressure so I’m just going with that. In preparation for my first Home Tour I worked hard all week alongside my mom trying to get everything just right at both properties we were showing. Every single little project I’ve put off for like six months suddenly needed to get done…this week. I’m shaking my head as I type this. So I painted, and cleaned, and designed, and made stuff, and worked on a bunch of stuff I’m sure didn’t really matter but it mattered to me. You see, I’m an event planner by trade so I wanted every little detail to be just right.
So Saturday morning my ‘A Team’ showed up early to help. I need to take a minute to really say how totally awesome my family and friends are. Don’t be jealous, but my people are the best ones out there. Because we had two houses to show, and I obviously couldn’t be in both places at once, I had two teams of volunteers. I mean I didn’t even lay eyes on my friends at the Cecil house and they totally rocked it out. So in case I haven’t told you enough….Y’ALL ROCK. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I could not have done this without you. Seriously.
It was a fun day with a lot of familiar faces as well as many new ones. I got the chance to see friends I haven’t seen in what seems like forever and then talk with so many guests about how great old houses are. Hopefully, I’ll get to work with some of those in the future and was excited to talk with a few who are interested in moving into Hampton Heights. Win-win. I was encouraged, inspired, and totally reminded that this is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. God opened doors, I walked through them, and it’s been an exciting ride seeing where this takes me. This entire venture has been prayed over like crazy and I’m reminded daily how truly good He is. So to everyone who helped out yesterday, promoted the event for me, and stopped by to see the houses….a heartfelt thank you. I’m so very grateful and it was indeed a happy day.
P.S. To make this day even better, my Wofford Terriers brought home a win against the Citadel and advanced in the play-offs. Go Terriers! Coach Ayers is one of my favorite people on this planet so congrats to him, all the coaches, and the entire team. And then It’s a Wonderful Life was on TV and how can that movie not make you feel good. Oh happy day.