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Piedmont, Alabama, United States
My little blog with the wandering thoughts I have in this wonderful life I've been given. Life is a learning process, ever evolving, so I'm a different "me" all the time.I'm wife to my favorite guy and best friend Eric. An unschooling Mom to the last bird in our nest since the other four are flying. I'm Different, Wild, Off the Wall, a touch of a Hermit, Farmgirl, Quirky, Coffeeholic, Artist, Moon Child, Empath, Barefoot, Simple life, Following Bliss, Hippyish and always Grandma's Girl.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

A New Family Member

                    It took us a few days to pick a name to fit the little guy with a W on his head.


 
But welcome Wyatt to the Beavers' family
 

 
So far this is his favorite place to hide to pounce on
feet walking by.
 

 
Peeking out the screen door Daddy built wanting to play.
 

 
He's an extremely tiny little fella, not sure he
was really old enough to leave his mom.
 

 
Don't let the picture fool you. Dixie Lou has
no clue Wyatt is there. We are still working
on making sure she knows he isn't a toy.
 

 
 
But they sure look cute sleeping side by side!

After a talk with the techs

and feeling silly for not thinking of unplugging the router AND the modem to correct my lack of internet... I can now get on with a view of the upstairs of our slowly coming together home...



Standing at the bottom of the stairwell looking up...


 
Looking down the hallway from top of stairs.
The first door to the right is the
spare bedroom.

 
 
Peeking in the door of AJ's room...

 
 
Standing in AJ's room at the back door that leads into the shop, note
her mix of Marilyn, Paris and Peace Hippie :-)

 
 
Marilyn and Peace over the bed

 
And her Paris canvas and dream catcher,
needs her Eiffel Tower poster
framed to go up now.

 
 
Peeking into the Master Bedroom door, the
other door leads to the upstairs porch.

 
 
Looking from the Porch door.

 
 
I love our headboard that Christina gave us!

 
 
A peek into the bathroom, which needs some work.

 
The length of the upstairs porch

 
 
Our favorite hangout day or night.

 
 
Passing back thru our bedroom

 
 
Looking down the hall to the stairs.

 
 
No idea why they embedded a quarter into
the wall, but it's pretty cool.

 
 
Looking back down the staircase with
a good cross-breeze window.

 
 
If you go under the staircase, it leads to
our underground storm shelter
that attaches to the side of the house.
All of downstairs except the front wall
is completely underground.

 
 
And back to my nifty little kitchen.

 
Loving our home and all the ideas we have for it.
 
 

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Our Home Sweet Alabama

Slowly settling into our new home, though there are probably about a million little things to still find a home for that make sense. This photo is from about halfway down the in the front yard. Most of the 11 acres are to the right side and behind us.

This is looking down from the front downstairs porch towards the main driveway, the soon-to-be chicken coop and the garden area. We're going to make that large cleared area the orchard as soon as we get a chance.

Looking towards the back end of the driveway towards the road. It makes a huge circle, but since we have the yard fenced in, we rarely use this end. I love all these shade trees in the front yard.

Our other family member, Dixie Lou, waiting patiently at the door for me to let her go out and make sure all the squirrels are up out of her yard and in the trees where they belong!

The front of the downstairs... looking towards the kitchen and dining area from the stairs.

Standing in my kitchen looking across the dining area and to the staircase. The light under the stairs leads into the storm shelter that's completely underground. All the walls of downstairs are also underground.

The back of the downstairs is our living room. I'm standing at the woodstove looking across the room to my office area.

Standing at the office end looking towards the wood stove. Poor Eric needs to get his deer up on the wall soon so it is "officially home! The green walls are going to go. We are getting samples now for a nice cream color to brighten it up since, being underground, we have no windows downstairs except the one over the sink and the double window in the dining area at the front of the house.

More photos on the way soon as well as all the fun ideas, projects and other things we want in our life and home!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Next Bend in the Road

Finally I am out of the horrors of dial up internet. We've had so many changes in our family since I last blogged that I'll just try to slip in facts as I keep up with the day to day things. We've been praying for this bend in our road for a year now and it is finally here. That nifty house up top is slowly and steadly becoming our home. One more load from the old place and all we have will be here. And then, the fun part begins... Making Home. God has blessed us even more than I ever dreamed of. Its a little after 1am here, so I'm heading off to get ready for my Man to come home from work and settle down with myself and our last little bird at home. I'm trying as fast as I can to catch up on everyone's blogs and see what all I've missed. I'm ready to get back into the swing of typing out some of the day and sharing pictures. Little bird is getting big, just turned 13 and is just as quirky as her mom ;-)


Sleep well

Missy