Monday, August 16, 2010

We Have Moved!

So, I mentioned in a previous post, that we have been spending the majority of our summer moving and getting settled into a new home. This move was an unplanned spur of the moment decision that we made to move next door into a bigger house. We moved to NC two years ago from Alabama and swore to each other that we wouldn’t move again until Micah graduated. But, this wonderful house became available and we just couldn’t pass it up! It is on the same farm that we previously lived on, we have the same wonderful landlords, our commute won’t change, and Lottie will remain at the same day-care so we assumed that it would be a simple transition! WOW! What a task it has been! I don’t know if it is the fact that we spent our time moving with at 5 month old on our hip or the fact that we didn’t pack a single box! We literally moved using Lottie’s radio flyer wagon!

But, we are finally settling and feeling more at home! Micah was amazing and painted 3 rooms within a few weeks and did a great job dealing with my nagging! My wonderful mom came and helped with the interior decorating (she is amazing) and I only have the guest room and dining room left to finish! We love living in this new house-we have more space with bigger rooms, TONS of storage and the best part, a screened in back porch! It is just perfect for us right now and we feel that we can live comfortably here which is great because it allows us to not feel rushed during this stage of family. We are here for a purpose and being comfortable allows us to feel more settled. Micah is about one-third of the way through his Master of Divinity degree here at Southeastern Seminary and we don’t know what the Lord has in store for us here in NC or in the future. So, we are thankful for a home that we can take pride in and feel secure in at the end of each day!

There is one small detail that is keeping us from feeling fully settled in our new house-it doesn’t have a name! Micah and I began a family tradition of naming our homes when we first got married. We did this because our first little house was-for lack of better words-a dump or crack house! It did however, have a nice Magnolia tree in the front yard overlooking the every so busy Pepperell Parkway and the Opelika Walmart Supercenter. So, we (in effort to endear ourselves to our home) named the house “Magnolia Plantation.” When we moved to the church parsonage a few months later we decided to name that house as well! So, the tradition began.

Below are pictures of each of the houses we have lived in since getting married 5 years ago along with the names and a short description! What should we name this new house? The Blue Biltmore has my vote since we are in NC and it seems so roomy and spacious to us but Micah hasn’t given the approval nod! So, what do you think? Any neat ideas?
"Magnolia Plantation"-our first home! We (especially Micah) worked so hard on this house to make it clean and cute. We did a pretty good job but the fact that it didn't have heat, was on a busy street across from Walmart, was in a not safe neighborhood, and we had a not nice landlord, kept us from living here too long. We moved after 5 months into...
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"The Wilderness Lodge."-our second home. This house was wonderful! It was our church parsonage and was in Bleeker, AL which was what I considered at the time far from civilization! It was really only about a 10 min drive out of town but my "neighborhood girl" mentality felt that it was farther! The house was only about 300 yards from our church, was set far off the road with a field for Ted to play in and a nice little grove of trees. We made so many wonderful memories during the 2 years we lived here. Then, the Lord moved us to NC where we met our new home...
"The Messersmith Mobile Mansion." This house was perfect for us and the Lord totally provided for us with this house! It is a good 15 minutes from town on a small farm (living in the Wilderness Lodge prepared me!) and we have the most amazing Landlords! The house got it's name because even though it is a "double wide" it is very spacious and had large rooms and closets. We were perfectly comfortable here until we had Lottie and then we began feeling a bit cramped. So, the house next door became available and we jumped on it!
Here is our new house! 2 stories of useable space! Not a square inch is wasted! We have a kitchen, living room, dining room, guest room, office, master bedroom and bath, and a nursery and amazing closets and storage...not to mention the wonderful screened-in porch!
So, what do you think? Do you have a name for us? We would love to hear your ideas!
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