Great home for gatherings – 69 Gray Road, Templeton MA 01468
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Great home for gatherings – 69 Gray Road, Templeton MA 01468 OverviewMapsPhotos Features Description Photo Video and Highlights 69 Gray Rd Templeton MA $179,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1 Unit Interior: 1,362 sqft Lot: 63,162 sqft Location 69 Gray Road Templeton, MA 01468 USA Diane Haley Brooks RE/MAX Property Promotions …View full post
Inviting “West Side” Leominster Listing! Many updates have already been done to this home and it now awaits your personal touch to make it all your own. This will be a wonderful place to call home, It’s easy to get to all local conveniences, easy commuter location AND Northwest School is just a few streets …View full post
Today I am thankful I have a place to come to that accepts me as I am and doesn’t judge me for not vacuuming, washing the dishes or making the beds. She just welcomes me with open arms when I come through the door and I know I can just make myself a cup of …View full post
It’s day 5 of November blessings and I am thankful for our dog Baxter and today we celebrate his one year birthday! He is our trash picker, bull in a china shop and all around mischief maker and we wouldn’t have him any other way. He is lucky he is adorable because he is the …View full post
Today I am thankful that I can celebrate my oldest and his wife’s one year anniversary in a few days! As a Mom you go through many changes, challenges and chances with your children and I know my kids wished I came with a manual. I am certain my oldest would have preferred this the …View full post
You know you are in New England when you can wear a tank top, take out your sunglasses, use your umbrella and then pull out a sweatshirt and boots all in the same day! I know so many that say they can’t wait to move away to warmer climates, but not me. I love all …View full post
Day 2 of the 30 in 30 Thankfulness challenge and today I am grateful to be a Warrior football Mom. I didn’t start out being a sports Mom. As a matter of fact as much as I encouraged Elijah to play football in middle school I secretly was happy each year he said no. I …View full post
It’s my 30 in 30 Thanks for November 2013…. Yes, November Blessings….I attempted this last year (you can go back and read them), but I only made it to day 6 and then I must have gotten busy and never went back to it. This year I am going to complete the challenge! Will you …View full post
Adorable, Antique and Available! Where better to enjoy New England seasons than right from you own porch and back yard? Don’t delay because this will be the one you don’t want to get away! I’m antique, not old! This wonderful farmhouse has been home to the same family for over 40 years and has had …View full post
This is a one of kind and unique waterfront opportunity to own a peninsula in Westminster, Massachusetts! You’re the outdoor enthusiast? You are looking for that great escape all year round? Well, this is the place for you! Vacation every day on this expansive waterfront property! This private waterfront home has 4+ acres AND boasts …View full post
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Today I am thankful I have a place to come to that accepts me as I am and doesn’t judge me for not vacuuming, washing the dishes or making the beds. She just welcomes me with open arms when I come through the door and I know I can just make myself a cup of coffee and sit and relax with no words spoken. I can be lazy or I can be working or I can just do nothing and it’s all good because she’s warm and cozy and also houses my family. It’s not all sticks and bricks and mortar, it’s love and goodness and a strong belonging. It’s not a house, it’s a home.
I am very grateful to have a roof over my head every single day as I know so many may not. I am grateful to have gatherings with my family, and dinner at the table and watch TV or movies in our living room and to lay our heads to rest each night peacefully knowing we are wrapped in the strong arms of our home.
I am a Realtor because I believe in that dream of owning a house that you make your home. Helping others through that process even when there are bumps in the journey is the most rewarding career I have had. I am thankful and so honored to have help all my clients that have purchased and sold homes with me over the years. I am blessed to call so many of my neighbors friends.
He is our trash picker, bull in a china shop and all around mischief maker and we wouldn’t have him any other way. He is lucky he is adorable because he is the master of disaster in our house ALL the time. He loves plastic bottles, pens, digging in my pocketbook and my gym bag. Baxter is famous for stealing pens, pencils and instead of chewing his bones he HIDES them! His favorite spots to sleep are not the normal “on the couch”, he has to be on the top of the cushions of the couch and chairs so he can see all that is going on. He has a great personality and is always full of energy and when I am having a “day”, he always is there to do something silly to cheer me up. His best friend is Sophie even when he is beating her up and always has to sleep right near her or all is not right in his world.
In his honor I made a video for his birthday of his first year with us. Happy st Baxter (7 in dog years) and we wish you many many more!
As a Mom you go through many changes, challenges and chances with your children and I know my kids wished I came with a manual. I am certain my oldest would have preferred this the most as he was the “test model” and as the others came along he was the one that then became the “role model”. There is always a special relationship between a parent and the oldest because they are the one that you have absolutely no idea what you are doing and you hope and pray they turn out alright. Andy and I share the birth order of “oldest” so it was a blessing and a curse when I opened my mouth and MY mother came out. All the changes, challenges and chances I shared with Andrew were all firsts and then I had to remember that there were so many “lasts” that even though I have 4 other children, those firsts and lasts would never quite be the same. Looking into your firstborn’s eyes and realizing you are a Mom and responsible for that little baby that would one day grow up to be a man was overwhelming and exciting all at the same time. First car ride home, a million diaper changes, bottles, cups, crawling, talking, walking, running, playmates, kindergarten, grade school, high school, driving, girls, dates, graduation, employment, engagement, marriage and a first home. Ya, that was the readers digest version of “holy cow did I just blink and where did all that time go and how did I become not just a Mom, but a mother-in-law?”
It’s been almost a year that Andy and Julia have been married and it was a blessing to watch them say their vows. I learned a lot about what love meant to them and just how special it is to marry your best friend and how committed they have been to one another since he met her in 8th grade. It’s been a joy to watch them grow up as a couple through the years and now as husband and wife. It was a special journey to help them buy their very first home and to remember to be a Realtor and not a Mom. It has been a joy to watch them make the house into their home and to know they will one day raise a family there. Today, I am grateful for all the years that have come before watching Andrew become such a wonderful, caring and loving man and I am even more blessed to call Julia daughter and for all the years that are ahead of them that I will be a part of.
I know so many that say they can’t wait to move away to warmer climates, but not me. I love all of our seasons, but Fall is probably my most favorite because you can’t paint colors that move your soul more than Autumn can here in New England. I would miss the snow days that I get to spend at home cooking and being with the kids and who can resist making home made cookies on snow days? I love the screams when they hear there is no school and either go back to bed or call all their friends to play video games. Spring is a new beginning when the birds come back home, the wildlife wakes up, the buds on the trees and those early daffodils remind us that after a long slumber things look wonderful in the morning. And of course who doesn’t love those hot, hazy and lazy days of summer…going to the beach, cookouts, hanging around the fire pit in the evening with family and friends and of course schools out!
Day 2 of the 30 in 30 Thankfulness challenge and today I am grateful to be a Warrior football Mom.
I didn’t start out being a sports Mom. As a matter of fact as much as I encouraged Elijah to play football in middle school I secretly was happy each year he said no. I didn’t want to see him get hurt, he was a bit shy and he wasn’t truly an aggressive kind of personality so I thought he would end up disappointed when he came head to head with that challenge. Well, along came the summer before he started his freshman year and he said “hey, Mom, I’m going to play football” and my heart sank. Great, now I have to be here and be there and sit and wait and travel to games and sit out in the cold and he will get hurt and he will be disappointed as he is not very athletic and ugh my whole life is going change now… ya, that really is how it went in my head. Outside I was happy for him, but inside I struggled with it.
Well, I will be the first to say that by the time that summer was over and he hit the field for the very first time under those lights, Elijah was not the same boy. He had slimmed down, he carried himself differently with a TON of confidence, he had made some amazing new friends and he was committed to the game and to his team. His grades were better and he didn’t want to take days off of school any more. I was in awe of the boy that stood in front of me. I won’t say I traveled to away games and that sitting and waiting each day in that back parking lot to pick him up was a lot of fun, but I did it and it was a great way for us to connect. Each day brought new stories, things for him to feel good about and others not so good but he shared them all in that 2 minute ride home. Most days I would just listen and when he got out of the car I would either just smile and know that he was becoming more sure of himself and he was beginning to learn to fly.
Fast forward 3 more years and this is Elijah’s Senior year and I willingly picked him up and brought him where ever he needed to be these last 3 years, I have gone to every single game and also volunteered in the snack shack, sold his Warrior cards, stood in the cold, and watched my boy grow into an athlete that is confident, caring, committed, enthusiastic and more importantly a leader. I am grateful he chose to be a Warrior and that he dragged me along for the ride in the beginning and then let me stand with him the rest of the way, This year is bittersweet as it’s coming to an end, but I will never forget all the memories (including the smelly car rides home) and the pride watching him take that field for every game. It’s been a joy to be a part of I am so thankful to be a football Mom to Warrior that his team mates look up to, count on and respect.
I am very proud of you Elijah for all you have accomplished these 4 years of playing football. You took on a challenge and never swayed from the course and ALWAYS showed up even when you were hurt. You encouraged others to try harder and play with all their heart. If you weren’t on the field giving it your all, you were on the sidelines yelling for your teammates and asking others to do the same. You are a Warrior in every sense of the word and you have worn the #67 with pride, honor, courage and heart. It’s been a great time being a football Mom with #67 “Boss”.
Yes, November Blessings….I attempted this last year (you can go back and read them), but I only made it to day 6 and then I must have gotten busy and never went back to it. This year I am going to complete the challenge! Will you make that commitment too? One thing you are thankful for each day; post it on Facebook and let’s all make gratitude become part of our natural attitude. After all, it may take more than 21 days for something you start to become a habit and if we complete all 30?… well. how much more grateful will we be everyday? How much easier will it be to see the the GREAT instead of the GARBAGE! Let’s start today and take a 30 day journey to being more blessed and knowing it.
Today I am thankful for friends that will cheer you on, send you prayers, make you laugh in the midst of pain and to willingly offer to be there when you need them. I am thankful they are full of quick wit and words of wisdom when the chips are down. Today I am even more thankful that these friends are my partners in crime, mischief makers and more importantly the makers of merry wherever we may go. I am most especially thankful that these merry, mischief, quick witted, partners in crime are my co-workers in real estate and we are an amazing team. I an truly thankful for a place I belong.
I’m antique, not old! This wonderful farmhouse has been home to the same family for over 40 years and has had many updates in the last few years and now it’s time for a new owner. New siding, roof, windows, boiler and bath just to name a few. What a beautiful, new half wrap porch to sit on and enjoy the New England Fall colors that are just now peaking. The large eat in kitchen, with new flooring, overlooks the expansive back yard that has lots of room for entertaining and stunning sunsets. Great floor plan and please don’t let the 2 bedroom fool you, there is potential to add another. Wide pine flooring in the upstairs and a walk in attic for storage off one of the bedrooms. No waiting to close here, it’s all ready for you to move right in! This is a great place to begin your story or embark on a new journey.
Vacation every day on this expansive waterfront property! This private waterfront home has 4+ acres AND boasts 2,111′ of water frontage. There is a finished club house with a beautiful view of the pond, a wood stove, screened porch and plenty of room to create a game room and sleeping quarters for all your entertaining style. There’s also a finished pool house that has an outdoor sink, attached deck and above ground pool. The home is well maintained with an eat in kitchen along with a formal dining room. The living room has a cathedral ceiling and beautiful, handcrafted stone fireplace for those crisp Autumn days and winters when you come in out of the snow. there is not a bad seat in the house to look out and see this lovely piece of land and water views. The view of the pond from the porch is spectacular any time of the day or evening. There are blueberry bushes, trails to walk along and places to sit and view the beauty around your property. Here is your chance to own a one of a kind waterfront home and have a retreat of your own on Ellis Pond in Westminster. $750,000.00