As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Five on Friday | Life at the New House


It has taken so much time to dismantle a home of thirty-five years and to (begin to) set up a new one, that I have all but lost my blogging mojo. Posts remain in my head, or even languishing away in my draft folder. In an attempt to jump start some regular blogging, I am going to post a few random thoughts and photos in Five on Friday. Here goes...


ONE
Mother's Day was the occasion for the first holiday gathering at The Pineapple House. It was everything that I had hoped it would be. There were twenty-one people here, everyone sat at a table to eat dinner, and there was room to spare. (In another post, I'd like to share a few family photos from that day.)



TWO
Pinky is enjoying the new sun room. 



THREE
I am quite excited to discover what plants are living here in our new yard. I understand that Miz Elle was quite the gardener, and we are reaping the beauty of her labors. I am especially thrilled to have many beautiful azalea bushes, as we were never successful in getting any established at The Farmhouse.



FOUR
This book. Sally and Sarah Clarkson beautifully express so much of what I believe about home life. 


FIVE
A little reading before the school day begins. Oh wait...that IS the beginning of the school day when life is learning is life. 


20 comments:

  1. I understand exactly what you're saying about drafting posts, but not getting them done. Hope you enjoy your new home.

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  2. Hope you soon settle in your new home. Blogging seems to take a back seat when there's a lot going on. I'm trying to do better than I was. For now, it seems to be working.

    Have a great weekend

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  3. Cheryl, I haven't moved but I feel sluggish about blogging. I think much energy is directed to settling into your new home. What a lovely wicker set you have in your sun room. I would be right there in that cozy spot with Pinky and your book. Give yourself time to get back in the groove. I'll be here when you do! ♥

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  4. Such a lovely new home. I moved into my house in February and I remember being so excited that spring to see all the plants that were in the yard. Your azaleas are beautiful.

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  5. Wonderful five Cheryl. Boy as you know I can relate to the lost mojo! The azaleas are so lovely. It will be fun to see what else might pop up in the yard as the season goes on. How wonderful that everyone fit in nicely for the Mother's day celebration....

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  6. From just the little glimpse I got of your new sun-room I have a feeling I'd be spending LOTS of time there...I can only imagine how much effort goes into a move after 35 years! It was 25 for us when we moved here and it just seemed to take forever. The azalea is gorgeous! Enjoy your week-end

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  7. Beautiful five things. Yummy cake for mothers day. I will be nice to sit an view in the sun room. Good looking flowers.

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  8. Don't worry about the blogging. We will all still be here when you're ready. Enjoy your new surroundings x

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  9. You will have so much to do sorting out your new home. Let blogging rest for a while! It is always so exciting seeing what is in a new garden, and planning your own planting.

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  10. Perhaps blogging will feel like a diversion from the intensity of moving and unpacking. One thing is sure, blogging can take over if it is allowed to. I will be thrilled to find a post and will understand when I do not.

    Oh my, how nice to have so many beautiful shrubs and flowers. It's going to be fun all summer through learning what you have. Your sun room is just lovely! What a nice place to go for sitting in the light.

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  11. Such a beautiful five, here's hoping you have many happy years in your new home.

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  12. I hope that your blogging mojo returns, you write beautifully and I am sure that it will! In the meantime bits and pieces or just peace are fine! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, I hope you are having a good weekend. Sorry to be late visiting, I have been otherwise occupied as I said in my post. xx

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  13. I hope each day brings new pleasure and surprises as you learn life in your new home. The sunporch looks so wonderful! And glad you have those azaleas. We have many down here in the south and they come out towards the end of spring. I enjoy picking some and bringing inside. How fitting to have your first holiday in your new house Mother's Day! I too have been away from blogging due to travel and it's been actually a good break but I miss reading others'.

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  14. Everything is looking cozy and homey around there! Love your Five! It's fun to have a peek into your progress - just do it when you can - it's all good!

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  15. I so enjoyed catching up on this beautiful Sunday morning, Cheryl! And to read and see how God orchestrated everything is so encouraging, your home and family are beautiful! God is so amazing with His plans, I know that you and your family will continue to bring glory and honor to Him at the Pineapple house!
    Love,
    Sue

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  16. Cheryl, I really enjoyed reading this post and the last one about your new home. It's beautiful! I read some of your post the other day but put the computer down before I got to comment. The azaleas are beautiful and it's going to be so much fun seeing what comes up all around your home. Blessings to you and your family for many wonderful years at the Pineapple House!

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  17. It is wonderful seeing you settling in. What a gift those azaleas are! You're so good at making a home, Cheryl, and I love what you said about reading/life/learning. :-) God's blessing on your day!

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  18. Love this! I am just so thrilled that your family is getting settled in and that you are discovering all of the little things that is making this house your new home! Those azaleas are gorgeous and by looking at your photos, it almost seems like you all have lived there for years! Many blessings to you, Cheryl!

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  19. Oh Cheryl, I am so happy you found a home that just so perfectly suits your warmth, beautiful growing family, and all else that a home encompasses. God bless you real good there. I will be interested in watching life unfold there for you. xo

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  20. Your new home looks cozy and totally inspirational. I could see myself sitting in that lovely sun room for hours reading a romance book with a nice cup of English tea. I hope your new surroundings bring you peace and enjoyment. If I were you, I would have a hard time ever leaving such a beautiful place to call home.

    Margaret @ Boston North Shore Real Estate

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