Monday, July 22, 2013

Settling in...

The month of July has flown by!!!  I have been busy unpacking (still not finished) and doing all the stuff you do when trying to settle in a new house and town. 

As much as I was apprehensive about our move to Edenton, NC, it has been really nice.  I am stunned daily by how beautiful it is here and quiet...and peaceful.  Yes, I do miss the convenience of things being "right down the street" but I can see how people fall in love with this little town.  I am looking forward to finally getting unpacked and settling in a rocking chair on my front porch with a glass of iced tea and a good book!

Though there are lots of "to dos" on my list we have still managed to explore the local movie theater (which is on main street, downtown, and only has 2 screens but you can still write a check there!) We have also gone to several college summer league baseball games, eaten at some really good restaurants and spent time on the water. DH and I also managed one impromptu date night with a picnic on the bay.  My youngest has been learning to sail and I think he is pretty hooked.  My oldest son can usually be found at the golf course and both boys seem to be meeting and making friends which is an answer to lots of prayer! 

So, all in all our move is working out well.  I can't tell you how nice it is to have my DH with us full time and to have time to do things together as a family again! 
This is a view from our date night picnic.

DS2 heading out for sailing lessons.

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  1. The area looks gorgeous. Wishing you happiness in your new home!

  2. I hope you come to love your new town and home. We just moved here in Oct. and LOVE living here. The water views are so beautiful, I envy you that. XO, Pinky

  3. It looks very beautiful in NC. I know you miss Florence, heck sometimes we miss it! But it's good you've found things to do and your sons are doing well too.

  4. So happy for your united family & finding the good!!!

  5. What a beautiful view! So happy the move is working out on so many fronts!


  6. This is in ref to your comment...

    You can totally plant a fall garden. You can start tomorrow if you are so inclined. Roots like beets, parsnips, carrots, etc can be planted and harvested in the fall and into winter. Ditto on things like broccoli, cauli, brussels sprouts, kale and chard. Those are all actually sweeter after a freeze or two so a lot of people make a big point to plant a second late summer/fall crop. And probably other things but that's what I can think of off the top of my head. You're probably super busy settling in and getting ready for school, but I just wanted to let you know that you don't have to wait until spring to plant things. :)

  7. It looks so beautiful and peaceful, Michelle.

  8. Oh - How lovely! We moved to the country recently and while I do miss the convenience of things being close by - I wouldn't trade the peace for anything.

  9. Well, it certainly looks lovely there and sounds utterly charming! Best of luck in getting to the place where it feels like home! xox ~S

    SANDY M Illustration

  10. The pictures are beautiful. I am glad y'all are getting settled in.

  11. Your water views look much like mine along the Gulf Coast. Small towns are truly wonderful and I say that after moving to N FL after living in Miami about 41 years ago. I have never regretted the move, in fact I LOVE it. Good luck to you.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook


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