Changes

It has been far too long since I’ve blogged, but life got a little bit crazy and we have made some big changes. I’ll make a long story fairly short, so here goes. Hubby had been working from home for about a year and we were talking about where we would want to be if we could be anywhere. We aren’t tied to a job or a school because of homeschooling and our kids are growing up fast. We were both disastisfied with the area with lived in for several reasons. Honestly, the reason we went to Maine was to make our final decision, and enjoy a family vacation which we hadn’t had in a long time. We fell in love and decided to up roots and plant them somewhere new. When we got back from our trip Hubby had to fly to Boston for a conference and then out to California to meet up with his team. We were going to start looking for housing when he got back, but we had no idea that things would happen so quickly. We applied for a rental home and were thrilled to get it within the week, the only thing was it was available immediately. Rather than miss out, we finished packing quickly and off we went. Since we arrived we just keep falling more in love with Maine. We live in a gorgeous area, just a short drive from the water and every day we grow more sure of our decision to move. Most days the kids and I are at the beach, it is so amazing to be so close to the water, their energetic little bodies slowly wearing themselves out in the waves and sand. So, apologies for the long absence, and I really appreciate your concerned e-mails. We are all just fine, brilliant in fact. I should be around a lot more now that we have gotten settled in a bit. I look forward to exploring our new home and sharing it with you.

family, home, nature, travelling • Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 • 12 Comments »
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12 Responses to “Changes”

  1. Sandie says:

    So good to hear from you again – had worried what had happened to The Prairie Girl (who is, I guess no more) Hmmm a new name … The Maine Chance?

  2. vanessa says:

    Jennifer that’s fantastic! How great for you and your family to follow a dream and just do it! So many of us just think about it! i dream of a life by the beach, but we have so many ties where we are, it is just not possible yet. One day though…..one day!

    Glad to have you back!

    Vanessa xxxxxxxxxx

  3. Petit Filoux says:

    Ah brilliant!!! I was wondering what you meant when you said you had news of your own! Glad it’s of the positive sort! From reading Soulemama’s blog I can see Maine is a wonderful place to live (I havent’ got my states mixed up have I?). I hope you have a wonderful time in your new home and look forward to hearing a lot more about it!

  4. amanda makes says:

    Hi Jennifer! What fabulous news! I can’t wait to hear more about your new life! The photos look stunning. Oh I have missed you pet. So good to have you back. Loads of love, Amanda xxxx

  5. kristina says:

    So happy to have you back! And I think you made the most amazing and wonderful decision. I so admire you. Now looking forward to hearing all about your new adventures. K x

  6. Jennifer says:

    I was beginning to wonder if you’d moved your blog and I’d missed it. I admit it makes me a little sad that you aren’t blogging from nearby anymore, but I can’t blame you. The world is too wonderful a place to stay where you aren’t happy. (On a side note, I finally made it to England this summer, and I adored Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.)

  7. Mousy Brown says:

    Lovely to see more views of your new life by the sea! It all looks sooo beautiful! Welcome back! 😀

  8. Pomona says:

    So glad to see you back – have missed your posts! Hope you will stop by and say hello – I have a giveaway on which you might like.

    Pomona x

  9. Erika W. says:

    Wonderful that you will still be blogging. After 2 years of widowhood I had re-married and we, plus my two young children moved and also went to graduate school. This was way back in 1977 and it was the smartest thing we have ever done–no regrets of any kind so the same good luck to you.

  10. Amy Thompson says:

    Jennifer, I am SO happy for you! And a bit jealous, as I daydream about my home state, while land locked here in the desert;) Maybe I’ll finally convince the hubby to move back there and we’ll run into each other! In the meantime, enjoy one of the loveliest states there is:)

  11. Jeanine says:

    So glad to see updates on my reader from you! And now I know why it was so quiet for so long. Good reason. Well, when you get back to this space gradually, I’ll still be here for a read.
    PS The photos are gorgeous. Only been to Maine once, but it was definitely one of those places my body and mind felt home at.

  12. French Knots says:

    How exciting,it looks like a wonderful place to live and raise a family. So glad to see you back!

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