Monday, January 31, 2011

New House

This is our new house in Jacksonville, FL.

It looks like most other Florida houses. Not sure what I'll do to make it stand out a little since it is a rental. We have a 2 year lease, so we'll be there a little while. My DH will be living in a mostly empty house until we officially move at the end of May. He started his new job last week. I have a feeling I'll be doing some projects here before the big move. I'll keep you posted.

I Entered A Giveaway!

And I hope I win!! Jones Design Company is having her monthly drawing and look at the loot!

So cute for Valentines Day. Did I say I hope I win? Well I do!!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

No More Dog Hair!

Since we are moving and will be living in a rental for 2 years that does not accept pets, we cannot take our dog Michael with us. He has been living with us for 3 and a half years and my house has not been the same since his arrival. We got him from my MIL and he is almost 13 years old. It's not that I don't like dogs. I never had ANY pets growing up and have had a hard time getting used to him. He sheds ALOT!!!! He has short white hair and I have dark wood floors. I can't keep them looking nice. Well today my dog has gone back to live with my MIL. I had to have a long talk with him not to pee on her rugs, because she won't keep him if that happens. My boys really like the dog, but they don't want to take any responsibility for taking care of him. They can visit him at grandma's when they want to see him now and my house will be dog hair free!!!
Here are a couple of pics from my phone.

I'm not sayin' we'll never have another dog, but not for at least the next 2 years. Yeah! All of you dog lovers out there don't hate me. I like dogs, I just don't want to own one. I'm off to vacuum and clean out the mudroom.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's time to shake things up around here!!!

We're moving to Florida! We're leaving Atlanta and going South to Jacksonville.

Here is a great night view of downtown JAX. It's really pretty. I love all the water everywhere.

Here it is during the day.

A move has been coming for a while for us. My husband's company got bought out by a company in Chicago. It was either move there or find a new job. We really considered moving to Chicago, but felt it was not where God wanted us. We lived there for five years before coming to Atlanta and we know how very cold it get's there. This opportunity in Florida kind of fell into our laps and we grabbed it. Who would want to live in this all winter,
when you could live near this?
Not me that's for sure!!!!
Our boys are excited about the move. They don't seem to mind the fact that we will be leaving their friends. But, this is the age of video chatting, texting, and playing Xbox online. So I know they will stay in touch. We also softened the blow by telling them we would get annual passes here.

I guess Mickey and Mini will be their new friends :)
My husband has already left to start his new job, and we will be moving at the end of May. We will see each other every weekend. I have to get everything organized for the move. It will be an interesting and busy 4 months around here. I will keep you posted.