Today was eventful. I had a meeting with two good friends and a Homeschool Cover, so it is official. My kids will be with me 24/7 starting in the fall. I am so excited and nervous all at the same time. Excited about the adventure the Lord is taking us on and nervous that I may not fit the bill of “teacher” even though I did go to college for four years to be one. I am thankful that he will equip me with what I need to know when I need to know it and that this is HIS plan and not mine. I was always the one who said, Nope, not me. I could NEVER homeschool my kids. Oh boy. Never say Never.
Not only are we homeschooling but we have just about decided to put our house on the market. There are still some things that need to be done to get it ready to sell, the biggest challenge is my basement and all of my thousands of wanna be rehabs. I have furniture and craft stuff galore down there. A garage sale is coming soon.
So where are we going? Only the Lord knows but for the longest time, probably since I first got married, 17 years ago, I have wanted a farm house with land. About two years ago, I blogged here about my style and showed you a picture of this farmhouse out of Country Living that I just adore. You can read that post if you missed it here. ( this isn’t my house, just an inspiration for one I want to build)
I was born and raised in the suburbs but deep down I think I have always been a country girl at heart. I have always had a love for those wide open spaces, chippy white decor, sweet tea in mason jars and a front porches with rocking chairs. I want my girls to be able to lay out under the stars and see them all. I want to fall asleep to crickets and katydids at night. I want to get my hands in the dirt and grow something and okay, this might be a little out there, but I want chickens too!
We started our search last weekend and found a beautiful peace of property. We stood on it, prayed about it, walked it, loved it. I don’t know if this is THE one, but we are walking through doors and asking God to be the one to open and close them.
This little girl right here is ready to take it on. She is more excited than all of us. She is my outdoor girl. She would live out there if I would let her. She wants to raise bunnies and help with the chickens and her only request has been to have an upstairs. Sweet Sweet girl…
My oldest wouldn’t let me take her picture. Go figure. I did get a group shot though, haha. She has not quite decided if she is going to like this or not. She’s just along for the ride.
I think we all liked this land a little more than we thought we would. We will just wait on the Lord and see how he moves because I don’t want to go anywhere he doesn’t want us to go.
I told you things are shifting and God is moving! 2013 is sure to be a great year. For everything there is a season and I am ready for this next season of our lives and to begin this crazy new journey with my amazing family and I sure do hope that you guys come along for the ride. Restore Interiors goes country?? I hope so!