Changing the Scenery…

Things have been a little quiet here lately … because we’ve been working on all the details of moving house!

Yes, we are moving back to the country!
I cannot WAIT to hear let the girls run through the fields, climb trees, explore, hear the crickets at night, see the fireflies glow in the summer evening, have our own chickens living in our yard, and stretch out in our new {old} country home … there’s room enough for grandchildren in this house … I kind of hope we never have to move again but only time will tell …


It’s been a long time coming. Well, it feels like to us, anyways. Every day, we prayed that – if it was the Lord’s will – we would move to the country. And now, in 29 DAYS …ย  we are moving!


We have always loved this house that we currently live in – and when we moved here, with just two little girls, we thought we would be here for a long time. God had different plans and before we knew it, five girls bouncing around in our backyard, climbing our tiny trees was sure sign (among others) that it was time to move back where they would have more room to roam. We don’t regret moving to town and living in the Rowan House (our current home) and we are so grateful for the six years we have been calling this house our home.

But now it’s time to move on! And quickly …

How DOES one pack a house in 29 days?

It means it is crazy busy here, with boxes piled up to the ceiling, five girls excited and hyper (as I’m bribing, I mean, paying, them with mini chocolates with each box packed), takeout pizzas for dinner and struggling to stay on top of things.

There are things we have to do to the house right away … fixing up, handyman things, some heating issues, you know – man-type jobs …

But it is ALL worth it … we are excited … to make this our new home for our family!

October 14, 2013 - 9:36 pm

Rachel Oh Gillian – it is unbelievably PERFECT for you! I always pictured you living in a house just like this anyway. So in my mind, you’ve been there for years. I’m sure it will feel like that as soon as you settle in. How VERY exciting!! Congratulations!!!

October 10, 2013 - 8:13 pm

Dana Murray LOVE it! Congratulations Gillian ๐Ÿ™‚

October 6, 2013 - 11:04 pm

Shannon Smith Gillian! That is beautiful – Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚ I remember when you moved into your last house ๐Ÿ™‚

October 6, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Cassandra Wow… so breathtaking. ๐Ÿ™‚ We moved to the country 3 years ago and have never looked back. We are IN LOVE with our tiny 900 square foot late 1800s house. You’re going to love the tranquil setting for the girls. Nothing beats being away from the city… I could never go back! xo

October 6, 2013 - 8:38 am

Jessemyn LOVE the house! We, too, are looking for a place in the country where our five kids can grow wild and free! Gods peace in the journey!

October 5, 2013 - 8:16 am

Shelley We have been praying the same! ( for a country home for our boys and girl to run free) so glad to hear God has answered your prayers! Also had to share we made the switch to homeschooling this year and are so happy!

October 4, 2013 - 1:11 pm

Claire P.S Abby, Hayden and I made your mom’s pickles, they turned out amazing! We’ve never made pickles before, so glad you shared that post. Kids and I had fun.

October 4, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Claire This house looks perfect for your family. Beautiful. Why does it look so familiar to me, I’m sure I’ve seen it before. How exciting! Truly happy for you all.

October 3, 2013 - 9:09 am

Tara C So awesome!!!! So happy for you guys! Looks like a beautiful place!!

October 3, 2013 - 8:11 am

Melissa Mullinax Oh, Gigi!!!!! It’s so darling!!! I cannot wait to see more pictures. What a wonderful blessing. Good luck with the move. <3

October 3, 2013 - 7:59 am

Brenda (Gillian’s Mom) Thank you Sherri and Lyndy, for your amazing love and prayers! This is an exciting time for Abby, Gillian and their sweet girls! Lots to do but with the help of family, friends and God … we will get it done! xo

October 2, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Sherri Smith How wonderful, exciting and challenging! It looks like an absolutely beautiful home. Best of luck moving and packing, though I know your new home will be full of fun and love by the time the second 29 days are gone. xoxo Send us your new address please. L&S

October 2, 2013 - 9:59 pm

Lynda Lu Gibb Wonderful for your family…God’s timing is perfect, and so pack in confidence that it will all get done, many blessings to come as you build your future in your “almost forever” home. Congratulations, God Bless you. ( I will pray for your strenght and stamina to accomplish all you need)