Thursday, June 11, 2015

Postcards From the Past


          When I was a child my grandparents had a home way off the beaten path.  My mother and I would spend long weekends with them.  It was the kind of place that a kid could really enjoy, no worries of traffic, being too loud or bothering the neighbors.  There was really no one for miles.  There was a small bridge that crossed over the creek that separated their land from the main road.   When you came across the bridge there was a very old log home on the left hand side.  On the right hand side was a beach like area where you could access the creek.  I spent many days along the beach, collecting stones and hiding them up under the bridge.
      A gravel road trailed off up the hill, partially hidden by trees.  At the top of the hill was my grandparents home.  It was a small quaint place that was always welcoming.  They had a beautiful handmade swing on the L-shaped porch.  I use to sit out there reading, enjoying the fresh breeze.  If you sat there long enough you would see the wildlife come alive.  There were deer, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits and everything else.   It was here that I learned to love and respect the animals in their element.
     I would take long walks deep into the pines and pretend I was a princess looking for her long lost prince.  I never found my prince, but I found a lot of pine cones.  The old house is long gone now, but the land and the memories will always be with me.  My husband and I got married on the land 14 years ago.  We still take day trips out to just get away, think and regroup.  I want my children to grow up loving it there like I do.  We lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle of every day life.  The best part of being out there, is there's no phone or wifi, you're off the grid.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

House Hunting

We are in the process of buying a new home.  Fun, fun!  I truly enjoy house hunting, but it can be a daunting task.  We have looked at so many homes that they seem to start flowing together.  We narrowed it down to one and were awaiting a closing date.  When all of a sudden our dream home's appraisal came in a little under the negotiated price.  Don't get me wrong, I love this house, but I won't give you more than what its worth.  So back to negotiations we go...  Stay tuned!

Friday, August 31, 2012

     Now is as good as time as any for me to start my blog.  Procrastination is my biggest downfall.  We are getting ready to celebrate J's 2nd birthday!  Where does the time go?!  It seems like yesterday that they handed me a beautiful baby boy! Over the last year he has learned and grown so much.  He is truly a blessing. 
     This year has been a tough year for our family.  My step-father passed away, my mom and grandma have both struggled with illnesses and I had to have my gallbladder removed.  Hopefully, September 1st will bring nothing but good things.  We are looking forward to moving soon.  We will be taking my grandmother and mother with us.  Imagine 4 generations under 1 roof!!  I'm sure we will learn a lot from each other. 
    As always, so much to do, so little time....  until we meet again...