What’s Been Going On

Happy Monday, friends! Well, alot has happened since we chatted last.  Last night, I looked at Rob and said “How on earth am I supposed to write a blog post when our nation is walking through uncertain times?” Saying the right, encouraging thing always weighs on me….but In the end, I just decided to speak from my heart (it’s all I know how to do, really.) and let the rest work itself out.

This week, we learned all about Social Distancing.  All of our club sports, social engagements, and school have been cancelled through the week.

For the most part, we’ve kept ourselves pretty quarantined….Luke has asthma which makes him fall into one of the at risk categories for covid-19….and if you’ve never seen one of your kiddos struggle to breathe…count yourself as lucky..but it’s enough to make you take the restrictions to heart.   So, there’s been lots of outside play and schedule and structure to keep us from going crazy, but it’s going really well so far.

If you’ve been following on Instagram, then you know that we’ve been working on a little project of our own.

God has been convicting me of so much lately.  Some of it is more private and has been so hard to walk, but this..this is just plain fun and I can’t wait to share the process with you!  Rob and I have felt the desire to downsize a little and move out a bit to the country.  Trust me: no one is more surprised than me about this.  haha!

We realized that with Rob’s job loss….so much of our life for the past two years has been about maintaining our current lifestyle….ouch, that hurts even writing it out!  And, listen: God has been SO faithful to provide, but we just don’t want our life to be about being on that hamster wheel anymore.  So, coming soon…country life with chickens and sunsets and quiet and just LESS.  We both are so excited by this!

I picked this hat up at the gas station on our way to looking at land, and I couldn’t be happier with it or our new adventure. Alot of you have been so sweet to reach out and offer your support of this. What a blessing!

Our timeline is obviously very fluid with Covid-19, so I don’t have very many more details other than that to share.  An adventure awaits for us, and we are excited!

Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here tomorrow!  Much love and stopping to pray for you all, right now.

XOXO Narci

 

7 comments

  1. What exciting changes!! I think you’ll love it! As homeschoolers living out in the country we’ve been joking that we’ve been practicing social distancing for years. We often go entire weeks without really seeing anyone but the cashier at the store. I love our relaxed paced life and our wide open spaces.

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  2. I grew up in the suburbs and always in a neighborhood. When I married my husband, I moved to his house in the country – 18 acres and 20 minutes from “town.” I never dreamed I would love it so much. We now have cows, a horse, a donkey, goats, pigs, and chickens. Our 3 kids love it so much. I love the wide open spaces and being able to tell my kids to go outside and not worry about them! It is so peaceful and I wouldn’t change a thing!

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  3. We live be out in the country and love it! Even as empty nesters we have not moved in to the city. Now our grandchildren love to come to play and have the room to do it. We have deer that visit us daily, some wild turkey passed through, and the stars at night are gorgeous! I do recommend a pool. We have one and it s great.

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  4. Your honesty is refreshing! Congrats to you and your husband for getting off the hamster wheel! What a great example to your children you both are. Enjoy the extra time with your children during this time.

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  5. We bought our “starter home” and to be honest, nothing about it was starter. It was larger than both of my parent’s homes. My husband grew up on a farm with hundreds of acres, so our subdivision made him itch to leave sooner than later. When we considered building, of course you’re excited to dream big and pull out all of your Pinterest boards. But seeing my parents wanting to downsize now that the children are gone, and wanting this to be our forever home, we really planned. Time sure is flying, it won’t be long before the kids are on their own, so my husband and I built our home for just US long term. Yes, with three bedrooms, but what would be comfortable when it’s just the two of us and the kids are gone. You struck me with keeping your lifestyle. I felt so guilty in the beginning. Would my kids be embarrassed about a smaller home? Would they understand looking at it from more of being financial responsible/just because it’s nice doesn’t mean we HAVE to have it. It was not only an awesome learning experience for our kids but it’s been overall fun for our family. I’m so excited for you and your family. PS, we have chickens too. Don’t forget to wear sandals if you let them free range. 😉

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