It’s been a year since we left our home of eleven years and moved to the farmhouse.
What seemed like such a long and stressful process to get the old house sold and the new house purchased is just a distant memory now.
We have done a lot to the farmhouse over the last year, including our biggest project of adding a second bathroom upstairs and our most recent addition...the screen door I’ve been dreaming about my whole life.
In some ways, we miss the house on the hill...living on blacktop, having a shop, and having the fence complete so we can have our cows on the property with us.
However, our new shop plans for the farmhouse property are in the works and the fencing supplies have been purchased, so the cows will be back home sooner than later.
I suppose the gravel road is just a trade-off for the four bedrooms and basement we acquired when we purchased the farmhouse.
We have been blessed beyond measure over this last year and look forward to many more years making memories with our girls at the farmhouse.
Just last weekend, we celebrated our first small town Independence Day with family friends at our home.
We grilled out, the kids did the slip & slide, and we watched our town’s fireworks from the farmhouse backyard.
We’re so thankful for the men and women who have sacrificed for us to have freedom in this country.
We’re so thankful to see God’s hand working in all and through all and for the freedom found through Jesus.
Happy 4th of July from the Farmhouse, friends.
porch swing dreams.
It was my dream to have a farmhouse porch swing.
The girls and I would sit out there and swing and visit about the day.
I would get up early in the morning and sit on the swing with my coffee and Bible for my daily "Jesus time".
Mr. Farmhouse and I would sit on the porch swing and watch the kids play out front, as we waved to the cars that drove by.
It was going to be wooden and "farmhouse-y" and painted a gorgeous shade of white.
It would be hanging from the ceiling of the front porch and lined with beautiful outdoor accent pillows.
And then...Facebook read my mind and sent me an advertisement for this.
So I added it to my cart online and found out I would get free 2-day shipping.
And when I clicked into my cart to checkout, the truth was revealed.
The tan swing was not on sale.
The red swing was not on sale.
The camo swing was on sale.
Mr. FH: What are you buying?
Me: Oh, I was looking at a swing for the porch, but I think I'll wait.
Mr. FH (looking over my shoulder): Wait...is that camo?
Me: That's one of the options, but I think I'll just wait.
Mr. FH: Is that $57???
Me: Uh...yeah, I guess it is.
Mr. FH: That's so awesome!