Friday, January 30, 2009

A new beginning.......



Was what we wanted when we moved to the country. We had lived in town our entire married life and we longed to return to the country in a home like we we're raised in. I am a farmer's daughter, use to open spaces and room to grow. Hubby is much the same, and we set our sights on finding land to build. It was 4 years ago we found our place in the world.... it looked something like the picture above that day, all grown up and untouched.... ready for a new beginning.

It was almost 7 acres, part of it was on the water, but we would have access to a 48 acre lake. It was rough, with holes that needed filled and way out in the middle of nowhere, but as we stood on the hill, our lives changed. All I can say is we looked at eachother and knew this was where we belonged, this was where we would raise our girls together.


We needed a plan, and it took 2 years to get one. During that time we visited the lake often and I would pray and dream and plan this dream home for our family. We had many good times playing in the high weeds and "camping" in our new backyard. Our girls we're still quite little, only 3 and 5.... but soon they would be in school and it was time to begin.... (continued next post)




Here is the finalized list of all the stops on the Christmas in the Country Tour 2014 here at Creative Country Mom's.

Featured Home Tours - Panoply, Aiken House and Garden,


Featured Home Tours - A Delightsome Life, Shabby Art Boutique,


DAY THREE - DECEMBER 2ND

Featured Home Tours - Nancherrow and

Sweet Tea and Saving Grace


DAY FOUR - DECEMBER 3RD

Featured Home Tours - Meadow Lake Road, Designer's Sweet Spot,

Bohemian Juncktion and White Lace Cottage


DAY FIVE - DECEMBER 4TH

Featured Home Tours - Momcrieff and

Somewhat Quirky Designs


DAY SIX - DECEMBER 5TH

Featured Home Tours - Shabby FuFu, What Meegan Makes,

I Am A Homemaker and Major Huff Takes A Wife


DAY SEVEN - DECEMBER 8TH

Featured Home Tours - Lilacs and Longhorns,

Garden Matter and Southern Seazons


DAY EIGHT - DECEMBER 9TH

Featured Home Tours - Atta Girl Says, Our Southern Home

For What It's Worth and Designthusiasm


DAY NINE - DECEMBER 10TH

Featured Home Tours - Chatfield Court

and Holidays At The Harris Home


DAY TEN - DECEMBER 11TH
Featured Home Tours - Dwellings - The Heart of the Home,
DIY 180, Domicile 37 and Little Red Brick House

DAY ELEVEN - DECEMBER 12TH

Featured Home Tours - Dandelion Patina,

Real Inspired and Sweet Melanie


I wish to thank all of the bloggers that participated and all the ones whom shared their links at the party. I so enjoyed every day of the tour and all the wonderful homes all decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas to everyone! xxx....Brooke