Home again, home again


I know that you’ve all been racked with anxiety since I announced that we might soon be living underneath a bridge. You’ve probably lost sleep, your hair, and your minds from the stress of it all.

But worry no more, good friends and countrymen: we found a house.


A stand-alone structure.

Do you realize with this means? We will be living in a place with no shared walls, floors, or ceilings. Early in the morning, we won’t hear thundering footsteps. Late at night, we won’t hear screaming babies (or grown-ass adults). We can have friends over and entertain WITH ABANDON.

This house has a deep front porch and a big backyard and a second-story balcony with no railing (read: no adult beverages allowed on the balcony). There are hardwood floors and a bay window, a big basement for storage, a gas stove, and plenty of charm. We’ll have (almost) enough closet space.

We move in 10 days.

I’m going to be bold and just say it: I feel like this move is a game-changer. We’ve committed to living here in Denver, and are ready to live in a HOME. In the 11 months that I’ve lived on Hooker Street, I can count the number of times I’ve invited a friend over on one hand, mostly due to the fact that it isn’t a pleasant place to be (low ceilings and loud neighbors will do that). But hosting and entertaining is in the fiber of my being, and I’m so excited to be able to welcome people in.

We’ll have space to spread out a little bit, and it won’t feel like we’re tripping over dogs at every turn. We’ll have lawn games. We’ll have wine & cheese on the porch. We’ll have fun, and peace and quiet, and walks to Hash (breakfast, not pot).

And we’ll have you over.



  1. Delaney on April 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Excited for you!! I vowed, about six years ago, that I would never share walls again. WORTH IT.

    But I’m very concerned about the balcony without a railing. This sounds hazardous! What if Toad gets out there?!

  2. Maria on April 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Yay Annie! We moved from apartment to house last January and it changed my outlook on life more than I thought it would. I’ve started flossing my teeth and my road rage is at an all-time low!

    :) Can’t wait to see pictures.

  3. kendall on April 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    So with the whole hosting thing in play does this mean you will be coming up to one of our soirées?

  4. Katelyn on April 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Does this mean a virtual tour is in the future? I love your videos!

  5. Nashville Miranda on April 20, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to visit you again!

  6. Luke on April 20, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    This is great news, Parsons. Great news.

  7. jodie_velour on April 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    oooh, i’d love to come over!

    also, congratulations. it sounds wonderful. (and SUCH an improvement.)

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