Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We've Moved to the Country Folks!!

Thank God I'm a Country Girl!

Now, don't get me wrong; if you know me you know I love to shop, enjoy fine dining, taking in the vastness of the skyscrapers(I've always been crazy about skyscrapers for some silly reason). I love visiting the city. Key word-visiting. But when it comes to everyday living, I'm a front-porch sitting kind of girl.

Stephen and I stumbled upon an ad. It read: "Peaceful, country home, ranch on 1 and 1/2 acres. " It was at a price that seemed to good to be true but we checked it out anyway and thank God we did. It needs a little TLC and is a work in progress but we were anxious to move in.
Its about a 40 min. commute to the Uof I but hey, don't the city folks do at least that every day in bumper to bumper traffic? Or on a stinky, crowded subway or L-train or whatever? Our commute will be of beautiful peaceful countryside. Truly theraputic.
So if you need some fresh air and a little relaxation and just want to "get away," you can come sit on my porch. I'll bring ya a nice ice-cold beverage and a cookie (probably store bought). :)

Front yard view

Oops, when you live in the country you can't leave your work boots outside or Mr. Toady might find a temporary resting place.

These beautiful tiger lilys are everywhere!

One of the side yard views

One of the neighbors barns. They have horses, a donkey, goat, dogs, cats.....

Front of house

Back of house

View into backyard.

And a couple of Max. I'll post some pics later of him playing in new yard. Favorite activity is finding sticks and throwing them in tall grass by creek.


Mindy M. Harris said...

Sister! It's awesome! I love it! I am so, so excited about our trip up there! Hooray, hooray!
Your writing cracked me up and I really like the flower picture. A+!

Drew said...

Megan I am so happy for you!!!!! I hope that we can come out some time and visit the country!!!! You sound so happy and that makes me smile! Love ya!

Alan & Lila said...

Dear Peters Family,
Greetings from Abi, Dad, and Mom.
We love your country home! Looks like a slice of heaven on earth; we are happy for you! Can't wait to come up and explore! We love you!

Your Fam

Erin said...

I am so jealous!!! It is just perfect-a slice of heaven on earth!!! Can't wait to come and explore!!! :)
Love you!!!!

Wade and Megan said...

Very cool! I like the new place. I'm sure you will have fun decorating and fixing it up. I look forward to living outside the city someday too!