February 19, 2013

Around These Parts

regular day on the coast

The kids were off yesterday and after three p.m. we were still wearing our pajamas. I was in a Downton Abbey haze - having caught up with the finale earlier in the morning (I'm not happy about it either). The boys' eyes were bloodshot from too much xBox, Ivy had found the leftover Valentine candy, and I frantically ushered everyone into the car. We needed air and exercise.

regular day on the coast

Other than the (awesome) change of scenery, life is per usual around here. I make the same meals in the crock pot, we watch the same TV shows, albeit on different, weird channels. I hardly know what time it is or what day it is. That's nothing new.

regular day on the coast

I'm feeling great. I was having some major headaches in the past month that I figured was due to stress and fatigue with the move but discovered that going gluten-free helped 100% so now I'm one of those people. But I've found my groove with what I can and can't have and it's all good.

regular day on the coast

I started knitting this sweater for myself on the first day of our road trip out here because I thought I'd have so much time to finish it and, you know, I think I've maybe gotten twenty rows in. I bring it to Ivy's ballet class and work on it a tiny bit at a time. It's only a forty-minute session. At this rate, I'll hopefully be finished by the time she graduates. But I'd really like to wear it now, so I need to get on that.

regular day on the coast

There's just so much to do, the days are content with full bellies and the roar of the ocean is our soundtrack. It looks like it could swallow you up any moment, and it surely would, but it calls you closer. I'm so glad we have this chance to get to know it well.



14 comments:

  1. I can't get over the scenery there! I love everything about this post, Steph!

    Janelle

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  2. As a former Midwesterner, what I feel on the shoreline of the Pacific is small and insignificant. If I am small and insignificant (and I am), then so are my problems (and they are).
    I love that sweater! I own many knitting needles, but I don't knit...You're way ahead of me!
    :-)

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  3. glad you are feeling better...amazing how so much is tied to food. I am learning that too.

    Oregon seems like the perfect fit...I keep thinking about what you were looking for in a house when you were looking in Indiana, then the Ohio move came and it took awhile for the IN was slow to sell, you did not find a permanent house in OH and then Oregon happens, perfect house found in Oregon and IN house sells and boom...it kinda all makes sense...I love watching how God weaves a story together.

    I am so happy for you!

    Jen

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  4. oh steph, i am envious of you in all the best ways. some day, i hope to live close the ocean, i am a so. california girl and the beach is my savior (aside from Him) it breathes live into my soul. i am so glad you are spending everyday that you can at the beach seeing the beauty that it is. there is almost nothing better!!

    i still read all the time, and i send you love and blessings for peace to always find you when you need it!

    xoxoTiffany

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  5. It looks amazing! Enjoy living at your new home x

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  6. JUST watched Downton tonight. Not happy either. But your photos still put a smile on my face. :)

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  7. I love the kids new playground...and so glad your headaches have left..

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  8. I don't know if I've told you this, but I have been semi-gluten free for the last 4 years. I say semi because even though I know how much better it makes me feel, I just have such a hard time staying away from bread ;)

    Also...Downton..Ugh. don't get me started. I was sad and mad at the same time. Now I'm just sad :(

    Love you, love this post. Give those kids a squeeze for me!

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  9. What a gorgeous spot!!! I would go out to see it too, if I was there :-) Where did you move too?

    Have a wonderful day

    Love
    Renee

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  10. Just so beautiful. We are still teetering in renting mode and I look forward to the content-ness of finding a home as you have>

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  11. Lovely photos, and goodness, that sweater is magical looking! You must finish it & share photos of you modeling! :)

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  12. Those pictures! What a magnificent place to live :)

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  13. That sweater is gorgeous! It's so much fun to watch you settle in and make this new place home.

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  14. What marvelous pictures! I miss you and am JEALOUS you are at teh ocean. I think I need to take my peeps to our lake, it feels awesome out there.

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