I didn’t get a picture of Barry carrying me over the threshold of our new home. We are so excited, because we are getting ready to move. Hopefully, this home will be our final place to live for a while. We have moved three times in the last 1 1/2 years.
I now feel like a city girl who is about to become a country girl. The Lord has blessed us with the house in the picture to the right. The house is bright and sunny because of the many windows. I am not a person who wants a fancy house, but I do like a sunny house. I think I will name it, “Sunny House in the Country.”
I took this picture of our children and grandchildren at the zoo this past summer. Our new house is special, because it is a 10 minute drive from our children… and four, soon to be five, of our grandchildren. That is why I said, “Hooray!”
For those of you, who don’t know, my husband and I made a huge decision to move from the state, where we lived all our life, across the country. Instead of storm chasers… I guess you can call us grandchildren chasers. We wanted to be closer to our children and grandchildren. By the way, our children wanted us to live closer to them too. That is also important.
Sometimes, things just don’t go as planned. I never dreamed our children would marry and move so far away. The empty nest is fine if the children and grandchildren live close by, but living a two days journey away was difficult on us. We were only seeing our children and grandchildren a few times every year. Our grandchildren were growing up so fast and we were missing out… but not now! Hooray!
I like the little rose garden.
There is a place in the very back of the 1 acre yard for a garden. My husband can now plant a Spring vegetable garden. He is excited about digging in the dirt and growing vegetables.
I am hoping to get a tree house and slide in the backyard…and maybe a trampoline for the grandchildren.
Looks like a nice backyard retreat to have my Quiet Time on some mornings.
Back view of the house: I always wanted a screened-in back porch….reminds me of the houses in the good ol’ days.
Before putting our offer in, our children and grandchildren visited this house with us. Our grandchildren ran around the house with such enthusiasm. They loved it.
Kristen, our daughter mentioned that they recently rode by the house we plan to purchase. She said that the owners were in the front yard.
Bryant, our grandson asked, “Who are those people at Papa’s and Grandma’s house?”
Grandchildren say the cutest things! Soon, Bryant….very soon, Papa and Grandma will be living in that house. Thank you, Lord! And the move is on…to Sunny House in the Country~