Saturday, August 27, 2011

Settling In

Well, we are completely moved over.  It took a while for us to get House on the Hill emptied and cleaned.  The Lord was so gracious and sent two girlfriends to help me clean.  Cleaning a house with nearly 3000 sq. ft. is a big job.  The Lord blessed our cleaning day.  We actually had fun!  Anyway, House on the Hill is now empty, despite some items in the garage.  I have given away so much stuff and will be giving away more as I go through unpacking here at Big Yellow Cottage.

I love our new home.  Just this week the former owner of Big Yellow Cottage stopped by.  She and her husband are Christians.  She said that they prayed over the house and I was so thrilled.  She pointed out some of our neighbors and said that we have many Christian neighbors.  Also, one of the neighbors came to visit with us.  She welcomed us to the neighborhood.  All of this has made me feel that this is where the Lord wants us to be.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Welcome to Big Yellow Cottage!  I could not come up with an original name for my new house.  Big Yellow Cottage was the only thing that seemed to fit.  The picture in the header is a picture of the back of our Big Yellow Cottage.  I think the back of the house looks cozy.  Right now we are in the process of moving in.  We are making trips back and forth everyday.  So much work to do, but it is joyful. 

Our Little Blue Cottage in California was 1300 sq. ft., but it had a lot of storage space.  House on the Hill is nearly 3000 sq. ft. and we had no problem fitting into it.  We have enjoyed living in a big house.  Big Yellow Cottage is 2388 sq. ft.  Even so it doesn't have the storage space that our Little Blue Cottage had.  We are having to let go of things.

When we are settled I will take pictures of the inside.  For now these are the only pictures I have of  our new cottage.

  The front of our Big Yellow Cottage.

The evening view from the back deck.

Mark and I have been enjoying having lunch in our backyard.  The view is such a blessing.