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.
















5 comments:

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...

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

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!