Thursday, July 24, 2014

Living the Dream

Matt and I snuck out late last night so we could have a few minutes to ourselves. We grabbed a shake at Kilwin's on Main Street and just sat and enjoyed the evening. Imagine the breeze blowing so nicely, the air crisp with no humidity, and people walking down the street just talking and enjoying the night. It was just beautiful. We can't believe that we are living here...and can't believe that we can enjoy the outside so much in the middle of the summer. Periodically we have to pinch ourselves...how is it possible that we could live this dream? It's just amazing. We are loving every minute of it. We don't ever want to take it for granted, that's for sure. Even on the days that are long and sometimes lonely for friends I am so sure of where we are supposed to be. God keeps on telling me that there is Provision In The House...for friends, family, finances, and our new life here in North Carolina.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Good Times

Yesterday Matt had the day off and we decided to take a stroll down our favorite street...Main Street in Downtown. It was lovely out...a nice 74 degrees...sunny skies...low humidity. Probably the most picture perfect weather...what so many dream of. Actually while we were sitting there at one of the outside tables, Matt said, "this is a dream." Yes, it is a dream fulfilled. We couldn't believe that we cold be sitting anywhere on July 17th and not sweating like pigs. And to be sitting outside, which is almost unheard of in Florida at this time of year. So, we sat there...for at least 30 minutes...Matt sipped his favorite drink (Cheerwine) and we just hung out and people watched. We laughed, we pet the dogs walking by, we loved on our pug Edward who was with us, and we just enjoyed life. It was so sweet. Love these moments and these days. Life is so good.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Shindig on the Green

Last night we got to attend the Shindig on the Green in Asheville. It's put on by the Folk music council (or something like that) and they host one every Saturday night in downtown Asheville. The stage is in the center and there is a huge grassy park in front of it. Everyone brings their blankets and chairs and sets up for the concert. And it's not just one person the whole time, but a variety of performers. Young, old, male, female...a total mixture. And a few of the groups were cloggers, which we really enjoyed watching. That was my favorite part. So, we hung out with our friends...talked, listened, let the kids run around. It was a beautiful evening out too... a cool breeze and no mosquitoes. Can't beat that for a summer evening in July. We hope to keep going back over the course of the summer...they host it until Labor Day weekend. What is keeping you busy this summer?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Brothers...

Matt snapped this picture yesterday when the boys were hanging out. William was trying to make a list of a project that he is working on...and Judah just needed to be in his business. That's nothing new, right? Brothers can be great, but at times they can be obnoxious. Judah, the fifth child, has never wanted to be left out...of anything.
Love my boys...they bring the life into the house...and have added a few grey hairs on my head too. Hope you are enjoying your summer. We are unpacked and getting more and more settled here in Hendersonville, NC. Loving our new home and our new community. I have never met so many welcoming people in my life. God is good. He has paved the way for us!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

North Carolina

Goodness, where has the time gone. I haven't been on my blog in months. Never did I think it would take me this long to be back on here. Life has been crazy busy...and unpredictable...and well, as you can see from the picture...we moved to North Carolina. It was a move that has been in the works for months...perhaps years. It has never been a secret that we couldn't stand living in Florida. The HEAT, the lack of landscape, the HEAT, no seasons..and so on. Matt and I have always felt the same way. And it was time. We knew it...and knew that if we didn't leave then we would be there forever. And life is short...why live in a place that you hate.
So, we are in Hendersonville, outside of Asheville. The mountains are here. They called for years and we finally answered. Every time we drive around I am in total awe. In awe of how green it is, and how beautiful it is. It's so strange, but I feel more at home here than I ever did in Florida. It feels right. The fit is perfect. And God has been amazing. He made the transition so amazing for us. And when I say Amazing, I truly mean amazing. He handpicked everything and continues to do so. So, join us as we begin this amazing journey in this beautiful state. No regrets, no turning back. God has some incredible things ahead of us!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Our Celebrations...



This is us (minus me taking the picture) last night as we celebrated St. Patrick's Day. My mother's side of the family is all Irish, so we take some time to celebrate. There was lots of corned beef and cabbage and potatoes. We decorated with some Irish four leaf clovers and washed everything down with strawberry shortcake. It was a lovely night. Bryn had a friend over and my mom joined us. Love that moments like these only take a little time, barely any extra money but it leaves great memories for my kids. It was a good night for all.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Top of the Morning to you!!! LOL Happy St. Patrick's Day. A day to remember a man who wasn't even Irish...lol, but most believe that he was. And it's Monday...the dreaded day of the week. I am thankful for this week because this is the last week before Spring Break. Which by this time of the year I am so ready for a break. Summer is right around the corner and I am ready for a break. The weather has been cold on some days but warm on others. Yesterday we hit 81 degrees and it felt warm. An inkling of what is to come.
So, what else is going on? Not much really. I feel kind of boring. We are just trucking along with school work and household stuff. We are having a garage sale this weekend. I am getting everything ready for that. Ready to clean things out of the house and feel light and airy again.
I hit a spot yesterday of feeling totally frustrated with not running. I am on a 6 week lock down from my doctor...since my surgery...to not run. It was good in the beginning because I felt a little burned out from my 1/2 marathon training. But now I feel a bit crazy in the head, lol. I am needing to burn off some energy. I walked 3.1 miles yesterday which felt really good. I like my legs walking and moving and the sweat felt good too! But, I still have 2 more weeks until I can run again. Pray for me!
Hope you have a fantastic day...love someone and pinch anyone who is not wearing green :)