Friday, August 06, 2010

Welcome to Our Home

I know I promised to show you the outside of our house weeks ago.  I may be slow, but I am at least going to fulfill that promise.  Our home is a Cape Cod house.  The front porch is in desperate need of some love and rocking chairs.  This isn't in the budget for this summer so camping chairs will have to do for now.  We are still enjoying the space and the evening and morning breeze that whispers in our ears.  We are also enjoying the neighbor's dog, cows, and horses.  This may become our new idea of farming.  We are also taking some time to think about landscaping.  What do we do with this area in front of the house?  Time will tell, but we are open for suggestions and ideas.


This is our side yard view.  See the neighbor's cows?  We feed them left over scraps.  They are realizing that this fence line is the place to be.  There have been many corn husks and watermelon rinds thrown over there recently. 


This is the view from our front porch.  See the mountains in the background?  They aren't quite as beautiful as the mountains in Greeneville, but they are still mountains none the less.  The Lord knew my heart.  The mountains have been something I have enjoyed greatly every since we moved to Tennessee from Florida.  I was so afraid that we wouldn't get to enjoy the views in our new home, but God had a different plan.  I am pleased.  We finally closed on our home last week.  We had a few minor glitches here and there, but in the end we signed the papers.  This is another miracle in our life.  (I don't use that word lightly).  If you had asked me 3 months ago if we could really buy a house, I would have had to say "No".  It didn't look like it from all of the indications.  We had decided to rent, but that didn't work out either.  To make a long story short, the Lord opened the doors and brought us exactly to the place we needed to be.  I am more than thankful...my heart is overjoyed with thanksgiving!

grace and peace,
julie

6 comments:

TX Doodler said...

O Julie, I am so happy for you! What a beautiful home & love the front porch. Your views are amazing! The neighbor's animals are loving you as their new neighbors, for sure. God is good all the time! He knows your hearts desires & I love to hear how he's blessed you so abundantly!

Carmen C. said...

Julie, your new house is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! You have a wonderful view and I can see that area in front filled in with some nice flowering bushes or lilacs:) Missy looks like she's settled in and surveying the grounds, LOL!!!!

~ Jackie said...

Looks beautiful Julie! Love the porch, love the views. Can't wait till you give us a tour of the inside

You may think you like the "neigbor farm" farm, but I its not too long before you get some of your own....

Kristy Quinn said...

What a beautiful home, Jule. I am so happy for you guys. I love the boxer with your mastiff. I have a Boxer and am partial. ;) Beautiful beautiful view mama. God is so good!

Paige said...

So pretty! I love your new little homestead! The front porch is simply amazing. :)

TnFullQuiver said...

Thanks for all of your kind comments! Stay tuned for inside pictures coming in the next few days.
grace and peace,
julie