Love It and Leave It

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Ten things we'll miss about Peace River (outside of all of our friends):

1. Story Time at the library.
2. Tim Horton's--non-existent in Arkansas.
3. The beautiful views of the river.
4. The long, loooooonnnng golden days of summer.
5. The park behind our house.
6. The warmth and friendliness of the people.
7. The indoor pool.
8. Going to look at the animals in the pet store.
9. Our eccentric, character-filled house, that now has so much of US in it.
10. Being able to drive for miles through the countryside without seeing a house.

Ten things we won't miss about Peace River:

1. The high cost of everything, because of the shipping cost to get up here. (A gallon of milk can be up to $6.)
2. The long, loooooong, cold, dark winter.
3. The long hill we have to traverse to our neighbourhood if we actually want to take a decent walk.
4. The cost of heating our eccentric, poorly-insulated house.
5. Having to drive two hours to get to the city--it will be down to an hour and a half! :-)
6. The mosquitoes the size of summer-fat mice.
7. Honestly, I'm petering out... We loved much more than we disliked about this place.

We are sad to be leaving, that's for sure. There are too many friends here that it feels like we only barely got to know. However, as with any move of this magnitude, we are looking forward to our new home with a mixture of excitement and nervousness, but very little trepidation. We know we are going to where God wants us to be right now, and that, to us, is the only thing that really matters.

Last night, I managed to get some scrapbooking done for the first time in weeks. I digitally scrapbooked our trip to Writing-On-Stone park, completing eight layouts in all! Here is one of them:

You can see the entire collection here: Lost.

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  1. I hope that before long you will be able to list the ten things you love about Arkansas. Your mom showed me your blog yesterday, and what a proud and happy mom she is. Your blog inspired me to start one of my own.

    Welcome to Arkansas

  2. Hi, Richie! Nice to "see" you here! And YAY! It's so nice to be told that you have inspired someone to do something positive! I hope you enjoy blogging as much as I have!

    Welcome back, anytime!

    (P.S. If you get addicted to reading other people's blogs, a great way to keep track of them all in one convenient place is to use Google Reader. Saves tons of time checking on everyone all the time.)

  3. YOURE MOVING TO THE STATES!! how cool is that!!!

  4. what do you think about Sarah Palin? im praying Obama doesnt win!! I was never interested in politics , but in THIS country you kinda sorta HAVE to be worried!!!

  5. I LOVE your "Lost" set of layouts. They are AWESOME!! The big picture with the smaller picture insets was really attractive.
    Love you lots!
    PS. I'm with Richie, in that soon you'll have lots of things about Arkansas that you love, too.

  6. Hi, Grafx! I haven't been following the American political race much, other than a few highlights. I don't know who Sarah Pallin is. Sorry about that. But YES! I will be moving there soon! Even if I can't vote there. :-)

    Mom - Thanks, Mom. I'm sure I'll find at least a few things to love. ;-)

  7. Sarah Palin is the only hope this country HAS if they dont want abortion or same sex marriages to happen!! she is the running mate for McCain who was kinda on the fence there for a while. so we are breathing a little easier i should say.. still. Hope Obama doesnt win. he is seriously messed up.


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