Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer swinging

June 2011, I was packing my bags. My house was on the market, and I was getting ready to move into our new home.

This summer, it seems like there’s been a lot of movement, too!

One of my best friends moved away this summer – and I’m still not happy about it!! However, I like to see the glass as half full, so at least she moved to a fun city (Pro No. 1) that’s within a half day’s drive from my house (Pro No. 2). So I’m already planning on my weekend visit when she gets settled into her new, gorgeous house.

However, she’s not the only one moving this summer. =) In the next couple of weeks, my sweet Rindy is moving basically next door to me!! It’s a four-minute walk from her house to mine, and a five-minute walk if we choose to go by the park. I’m so happy about this that I could burst.  Her new house is precious, too. It’s a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a front archway and a wooded backyard that is just made for hammocks.

Speaking of hammocks…

We had a laid back day at the lake this weekend with Matt and Tara -- and Giselle.

Giselle did not get to ride on the boat, but I'm sure she was okay with it. ;)
When I compare this summer to last summer, the difference is so extreme. I was taking 12 hours of grad school, which was a massive hassle; dealing with the illness of family members, including my husband; and trying to sell and buy a new house. Thankfully, that summer went by quickly, and I finished up the last bit of my doctoral classes and sold our old house to move into another one -- in record time, too!! Through all of the trials we dealt with last year, I can still see how much God blessed us in the midst of them -- including a beautiful new house and letting me get finished with my school work.

And is pretty swell. 

Me and Tara on the boat
My handsome and brilliant husband
I'm very intrigued to see what changes will be made next year. It's scary, really, in a way. To be excited but apprehensive, knowing that a year, a month, a day, a phone call -- can change everything.  

What a difference a year makes.


Brooke said...

we're currently looking for that perfect hammock spot at our new place. :) looks like a fabulous summer so far!

Aleta said...

Life is like that, the ups and downs, the craziness and calm times. Nothing last forever, so you treasure the good and count blessings through the difficult.

Great pictures! Hope you find some good buys at Lowe's :)

misti said...

Y'all did have a crazy summer last year! And yes- that house sold so fast. Must have been livin' right! ;)

I wish I could be there to get in on some of the fun you and Rin will be having! SOOO happy y'all will be neighbors! And oh, how I love a hammock.

Yep, it's barely 3 hours 15 min to get here, so I'll be harassing you until you plan a trip. Forewarned!

Tara said...

Let's go back to the lake. Like now. We don't really need jobs.

Joyeful said...

Love the pics at the lake! And that hammock is calling my name right about now :)