10.09.2014

The Summerville Cottage Adieu

The digital ink had no sooner dried on my previous post - when the call came in, letting us know that we would be moving yet again!
I'll remember fondly our time in this little cottage.  The house is small that when we have guests over, everyone spills out into the garden.   Our beautiful friends Bart & Katherine first introduced us to this house.    Their friendship, hospitality and southern grace, will stay in our hearts always.
 Spring and summer are so beautiful here.  The landscape was mostly in place when we moved in.  I planted a few things.  Failed at some and had success with others.  The ground is nothing but sand!
 I'll miss the Highlander felines that live next door and visit now and then.  I hope to have one of my own when we are more settled.  They have tipped ears like a bob cat.
Living here gave us the opportunity to explore Charleston, Savannah and Atlanta.    Thanks to B&K, we attended the Masters Tournament each year.  Jim scored four tickets to the Masters one year via the lottery and his best buds Mike and Frank flew out from California spend a few days.
 Many other friends and family came to visit during our time here.  It has been fun to show them how beautiful the south is!

The payoff!  Now we get to move to the Austin, Texas area to spend more time with "THE CENTER OF OUR UNIVERSE!!!!!"  Ever since this sweet little boy was born we have been working our way back to him.  He has stolen our hearts and we just can't be away any longer.  He needs his Nana & Gramps!

Bonus - We will be able to spend more time with his sweet Mama, Dada,  brother and sister.

 I fly to Austin next week - check out the housing scene - fly back to meet up with the moving company - spiff up the house a little as it is going on the market - drive back to Texas  and spend weeks unpacking!

Adieu to this little cottage and Bonjour to the next chapter in our lives!
Cheers!
Ry

Photos By: Ryannan Bryer de Hickman (except the last one - taken by my daughter)

4 comments:

  1. Oh Ry, so happy for you. Sad to leave, but family is what is most important. And Austin, after southern California, it is the place I'd want to be. Nowhere like Austin. Keep us up to date.

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    1. Thanks Donna - we are so excited to be closer to family. I love Austin, it has a cool funky vibe, not to mention all the great music!

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  2. I am happy for you too!
    I love living close to my kidlets..
    He's so precious..his mama and his nana too!

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    1. Merci Monique - we are so looking forward to spending more time with our grandson. He is such a warm, loving child and brings joy to our hearts:)

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