Thursday, May 26, 2011

Settling In to Our New Home

It seems like forever since my last blog post.  We have been so incredibly busy. We officially moved from our home in Fort Bragg/Fayetteville, NC to Wake Forest, NC.  I hope to show you pictures of our new place as soon as I can.  Right now, we are still trying to get out from under our sea of boxes!  We have met many of our neighbors and they have all been so kind and helpful.  God has given us a great neighborhood to spend the next 14 months.  The children have a large yard to play in and many slugs, toads, caterpillars, praying mantises, beetles, fireflies, snails, etc. to bring to me on an almost daily basis!  The downfall to the critter department seems to be the ticks we have found…one on me…two on my youngest son…one on my daughter…not very excited about that!  So, we do a daily tick check before bed.  

This is the town that my husband went to seminary over ten years ago.  We loved it then and were thrilled to be able to come back here, even for just a short period of time.  The pictures are of the children feeding the geese at a pond behind a local cemetery just a few miles from where we live.  When we were here last, I only had Joy to take…now I have my five blessings that are able to enjoy it.

God has been so good to be with us every step of the way during the move.  It has been a stressful one, but the Lord has watched over us through it all.  We begin school again this coming Monday…I still have some school books to find and put away and we will begin more of our routine again.  I am looking forward to that.  Although, I am sure we will be unpacking for a few more weeks to come.

Thank you to all of you that sent your sweet comments and prayed for us during this time.  I am truly grateful for it all.  I look forward to catching up with you all again real soon!  God bless!


Ma said...

Love the geese, we've been overrun with them here at our house:)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that your family had a safe move, and that you are enjoying your current home.

The pictures you showed of your children playing in the park were quite lovely! I LOVED seeing all the green, the geese, and the little lake. It just looks so tranquil and peaceful there.

Ah yes, a "sea of boxes." I can relate to that all too well. Hopefully, you can get settled and unpack soon, and begin your regular routine.


-L. Rose

Chelle said...

I am so glad you are back again and your move went fine.

1ofHis said...

I'm so happy to see that you are settling into your new home. Thank you for sharing the pictures...really enjoyed them. I've done the moving thing several times....not fun. I'm happy to know you have good neighbors. Blessings!

Heather said...

Hey there, it's go good to see you back. I've been thinking about you and am glad to hear the move went good for you and your family.

We have ticks too! We try to keep Seven's dust out as much as possible.


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

So good to hear from you! Glad you are settling in and getting into somewhat of a routine. Looking forward to hearing more from you once settled. Glad you took the time to update us! Blessings, Jackie

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

So glad you are moved in. Our prayers havce been answered!

Camille said...

I spotted some Canadian Geese among the group...very fun that you have them right now. :)

Welcome HOME Jackie! I am glad your neighbourhood is a welcoming place and that you have lovely neighbours! That's wonderful!

Take your time getting back into the swing of things...enjoy these precious days my friend!


Sarah said...

Yay, you're moved in! I'm so happy that your family are settling in to your new home well!

Thrilled also that you are back from your blogging break...we've all missed you!

The park looks beautiful! How wonderful also that this time you were able to take your five treasures with you! God is so good!

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

I checked on you last week to see no new post/ Spo glad to check this week and see you are back!!! I missed you!

How preecious you get to make more memories with each blessing in your "old" town.

As far as box at a time...don't overwhelm yourself. When we moved we would open the boxes together and pretend it was a birthday gift, the kids had a made unpacking fun...sometimes. ;)

I'm thankful the Lord blessed you with nice neighbors. He always takes care of us, doesn't He? I pray the Lord will use your family to be salt on this road to those who do not believe.

Again, so glad you are back, but no pressure in blogging, family comes first.


His bondservant said...

Always such an encourager! Thank you! Love the idea about looking at boxes as presents! How fun. Take care my friend, Jackie