Our New House

30 Jul

We are here!

We have all our stuff in this adorable little house (or in storage) and have settled in.
The house is within walking distance of  downtown and is about a seven minute drive out to the big lake. The girls are getting used to their new surroundings and we are meeting more people, slowly as time passes.

I have decided that for now, the hardest part about uprooting your family is the gap between missing old friends and meeting new friends.

That is where we seem to lie at the moment.  We have met some amazing people here but they cannot fill the hole of the relationships that were built over long years and many momentous occasions.  Deep friendships don’t develop overnight, but it would be nice if they did.

Here are some pictures of our new digs:

I have never seen a more adorable house.

this is the kitchen in the morning, great and happy lighting

Making eggs for breakfast

the living room

The girls each have their own rooms across from the living room.

The town’s grocery store owner is kindly allowing us to stay in his old house since him and his family moved out a while ago.

We are so blessed to live in a place that most people can only vacation.  We can go to the beach at 4:00 on a Tuesday afternoon and have the place to ourselves.  And we don’t have to head back to the cities on Sunday night.

We met a family of four today at the local beach.  The family loves coming up for a few weeks every summer to stay in their cabin.   When they were first married they had contemplated moving up North but they didn’t “pull the trigger.”  Now they have two boys, 12 and 15 and it would be too hard to start over, mostly for the kids with school and friends.  The mom said that they regret it and congratulated us on making the big move when it would be the easiest on the kids….

We feel blessed to be in this beautiful place.  It won’t be flowers and bunnies all the time (especially when it is -45 degrees below zero) but we are ready to make this town our new home.

6 Responses to “Our New House”

  1. Terry Ludwig July 30, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    What a beautiful new house! I am sure you kids will make this a very happy home in no time. Sounds like a wonderful place to raise your beautiful little girls. I love watching them grow and learn through your posts!

  2. tami moberg July 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Caitlyn, Your house is soooo cute! You have already made it home with your touches. Great house for the four of you!

  3. Peggy Bergfalk July 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    So happy that YOU are happy to be here, because be assured many people are ELATED that you are here!!!! Looking forward to all that God is going to do through your ministry in Cook. See you on Sunday and we will settle on a date for next week’s paddle boat ride!!!!!

  4. Courtney July 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Yay! So cute! What a great house! Thanks for posting pictures.

  5. Tonia July 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    Soooooo happy for you guys that you’re finally able to stretch out and have your own spaces. What a nice feeling after so long in the cramped campus housing!! The new house looks so nice!! I’m excited for you guys as you make this transition and I can vouch for the fact that in a small town you will make friendships quickly, and when it’s -45 you’ll have each other and the community to warm up the dark winter days with laughter and hot meals and fellowship. Love you guys!!!!! Congrats on this new step!!!

  6. Mary (McGuire) Bangs July 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    YOU are blessed, and you are a blessing. I love you Cait! See you in January…

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