|Photo taken on July 4th, 2012.|
As most of you lovely readers already know Hubby & I are expecting a little one which will be due in January. Our apartment lease is also up in January, but I've been nervous about moving and having a baby all in the same month. Do-able? Yes, I'm sure...but not something I really want to go through! Because of this Hubby & I have spent lots of time on the internet, and driving around local streets to see what the possible housing options were for buying a house. It's been a pretty slow and mostly stressful process, but we finally came to a conclusion: living in town for the next 20 years isn't really for us.
Autry grew up deep in the southern backwoods of Mississippi, and I spent a fair amount of time in what I considered the 'country' of Oklahoma just before moving to Missouri. I miss it, he misses it and we want to raise our kid in a country home... We didn't have far to look. A house came to us that I've always loved and admired and we were able to get it at a good deal. Not only that, but it has gardens, fruit trees, grape vines, and blackberry bushes ALREADY IN AND PRODUCING!!! What could be better?? (I said gardens because there are two: one has been made strictly organic, and the other is a regular garden!)
With the move to the country there will be a lot of major changes brought to our lives. We won't have the in-town convenience of multiple stores a few blocks away and we also won't have restaurants at easy access (and though we've been doing much better about not eating out more than 1-2 times a week, it will be much easier to avoid if the nearest restaurant is 5 miles away instead of just one!). Another huge change will be the lack of internet access which means not as much blogging (don't panic, keep reading!) and no more Netflix (which is something I think we needed to let go of anyway).
Now if you're worried I won't be blogging anymore, let me put those worries to bed: I still plan to keep blogging! Of course I can't see any possible way that I can have posts published every day of every month like I've been doing recently, but I have set a goal of at least one post per week...which will more than likely be pre-scheduled since I really won't know when I'll have internet access. I LOVE blogging and that is one thing that makes me sad about moving. There are so many bonuses and so many positives though that it's hard to let that keep me down.
I will have more than enough stuff to write about once the move to the country is made. Not only all the garden stuff, but being able to completely decorate a room the way I want to (this will be a slow process), the chickens we plan to get will be a whole new learning experience & topic here on the blog, plus the baby will be here before we all know it! I will still have my laptop and camera (thank God those don't require internet to use!!) so I'll be able to take plenty of photos & write posts in word documents to load into a draft post when I do have internet access... I think this plan will work nicely, but as I said I plan to write as least four a month and everything else just consider a bonus!
Hubby & I are both very excited about the new changes that are happening in our lives. I've prayed so many times that if we weren't supposed to get this house that it would sell, or that the loan wouldn't be approved right away...little things which would make a huge difference. I really feel like this is where we are supposed to be headed and where God wants us to go and that is a wonderful feeling to have!
As I said above, I'm a little sad that blogging will be taking a back burner, but glad in the fact that I think I'll be able to keep it active on a weekly basis thanks to the lovely "Schedule" option Blogger has!! I know there will be so much that I miss since I will have to unsubscribe from blog updates via email so that my inbox won't be overloaded when I do have internet access. I have been making an excel list with the blog URL's of my favorite blogs so that I will hopefully be able to somewhat keep up with you all! I will miss all the blogging friends I've made...you all know who you are!
For the next two weeks or so things should remain mostly the same around here on the blog, but after that you may see less posting and now you know why that is. I will miss you lovely readers and blogging friends!