Thursday, January 31, 2008

2 more views..

And here are a couple of more views from where we are .......

My old dryer

Here is a picture of the dryer I used when Ralph and I first got married 13 1/2 years ago.

No, it will not replace my current dryer. In fact right after this picture was taken the poles were promptly yanked out of the ground.

View from my back yard

And here is my back yard.....

View from my front yard

Here is what the view looks like from my front yard.....

Friday, January 25, 2008

Boys & Their Toys

Ok, the first picture I wanted to post was of Ralph. He was clearing some trees out and moving stuff around with Beaver's tractor. Notice the serious look.

Return to the Land of Technology

I'm baaaack................
Finally, we are online. Wow, can you say addiction. I think it's safe to say Ralph and I both went through withdrawls not being able to check emails, read blogs, etc. for the last 3 weeks. The good thing is we were both so busy we didn't seem to mind too much.
So with the return to the Land of Technology I wanted to change the look of the blog. Seeing as we have changed so much else in our lives, why not this too!
I have some pictures I want to post later at our new place. It really is a beautiful setting. We are still unpacking boxes, trying not to trip over them and each other as we maneuver around.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A New Year

I am sitting here tonight in front of my mother-in-laws fireplace. I am listening to the fire as it cracks and pops, oh wait, that may be my husband's back as he moves about the house. We are winding down after a very full day. We did not "see" the new year in. We were happily snoozing after a long day of packing and loading the u-haul.
There is something inherently humbling at viewing all of your possessions loaded into the back of a moving van. What has been even more humbling is the help we have received from friends. Those who spent so many hours packing stuff up then loading the truck....Those will be memories that I will cherish.
So as this new year begins a chapter in our life has drawn closed. Leesburg, Georgia is no longer our address. We are back to where Ralph and I started - Blountstown, Florida. There is something that is comforting and confining all in the same breath with this move.
My prayer for this new year is that my family will continue to draw near to the heart of God. That we will all find peace and fulfillment in where He has planted us. That I will remain a true friend to those I cherish. And that I will have a fire renewed in me in the pursuit of life. I don't know if these would be considered resolutions, just things I want to work on.
So, here is to a new chapter and a Happy New Year.