I wish I were a ladybug.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

live'n in the country.







One of the things that amazes me the most about where our house is, is that I can leave all of the windows open, and our patio door, and hear throughout the house birds chirping and the sound of the wind through the trees.  Seriously, I am in awe of this.  It is the most amazing thing ever!  Before this I lived outside of Philadelphia and before that I lived in Chicago.  The noises that frequented my ears the most were car horns, trains and basically just NOISE.  Granted, I loved all those noises at the time and actually missed them the first few nights in our new home.  BUT, as I'm sitting here on my laptop and feeling the cool breeze run through the house, I can't help but feel total amazement at the beauty and stillness I have found here.  And what's really awesome about it all, is that I'm not REALLY in the country.  I mean, I am - but, we're also right next to everything.  So it's a win-win!  God is so good.  

The house is coming along slowly but surely.  One of my mom's best friends does professional decorating as a side business and hobby.  She came over yesterday with my mom and showed me all sorts of fabrics - she wants to make us curtains for our great room!  I am beyond excited.  And my mom came in the door holding decorative vases and a rug she thought would go great with my guest-bathroom colors.  It did look great!  I am so grateful to my mom for all of the love, time and help she has been through everything.  I'm so grateful to my whole family in general, and to Robbie's family!  We were able to get everything moved in ONE day, and had the muscles of Rob and his brothers to make things go smoothly and quickly.  It was total success.  I don't have pictures yet of the rooms in the house because I really want to wait and show it when it's more finished.  But I do have pictures to share!  This past weekend we went to Reading, PA for a wedding Robbie was in.  The bride and groom were more than exquisite and we all had a blast.  I've left you with a few pics from the occasion.  Oh, one more thing, I would really appreciate prayers for me as I'm trying to find a new job in this area.  It's so weird not having my job and something to do every day.  While I am grateful for the time it allows me to spend unpacking and working on the house, I'm definitely ready to go back to work.  I'm too young to not work right now!  Until babies come along, I want to spend my days contributing to our household.  So please pray God will guide and direct me in the direction he wants me to go.  I'm wide open, God!  Show away!  :o)

Lots of love and blessings to all of you!


1 comment:

The Darbys said...

Hi Belle!

I love this post. When we first moved into our house I had such a hard time sleeping the first week or so because I wasn't use to the pitch black quiet and only hearing the secadas and crickets. Now it is actually soothing and you become so used to having that quiet. I am so happy for you and Robbie and we want to have you over here asap and then we want to come and see your home when you are ready to show it off :) I love you so much and you are certainly in my thoughts & prayers. You will find a job without any problems, I am sure! XoXoX