Want to get a visual on where we're hangin'? Here are a couple of photos I snapped for the mini tour of the common areas of the house back in the winter:
I Instagrammed this photo on Sunday in front of the house just after we arrived. Can you tell we're excited to be here?
In the few short days we've been here, I've already found that being in pretty much in the middle of nowehere on the water (we're about 1.5 hours away from anything larger than a small town) has been a really nice change of pace from the big city life we're used to living. Even though I'm working during the day, my evenings have been super relaxing and I've spent a good amount of time staring at the water, reading and hanging with my husband. It's almost like a retreat. Since there's really nowhere to go, I've been forced to just be. And I have no complaints about that.
Even Jackson's gotten in on the water-staring-action (or non-action, really)...
One book I've been reading and LOVING is The Nester's book: The Nesting Place (affiliate link). If I didn't have to do things like work or cook dinner, I wouldn't put this book down. The tagline, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful, sums up the gist of the book. She urges you to create a home you love - no matter where you are - and that worrying it won't be perfect shouldn't prevent you from getting started on doing that.
There's good stuff in there, y'all.
Last thing for today is this photo of the sunset from a couple of nights ago. I don't know what it is about this place, but we get the most gorgeous sunsets. The house faces west, so all we have to do is sit on the porch and watch the sun go down to get quite the show!
I'm so grateful to be able to soak up some of God's beautiful creation while we're here.
I'll be back tomorrow with some of my favorite links from the past week or so, and then next week I hope to have a project or two to share. I'd also LOVE your input on a project I'm brainstorming about for the summer. Y'all have to tell me if I'm crazy for taking something like this on...more details to come!
Oh, and P.S. today is Charlie's and my 4th wedding anniversary! Yay! Here's to many more :).