Tuesday, May 27, 2014

North Carolina Is Home For Me Again


Hi everyone!  I know it's been awhile and I've missed you all!  
The move wasn't easy, but we're finally getting settled into our new home in Cary, NC.  A BIG thank you to my parents that helped us move here!  We love you and are very grateful!  My dad drove a moving truck, hubby drove a moving truck and Kyle and I drove the Navigator with our pups. :)  We had a convoy!  We drove all night long and arrived to our new home at 9:30 a.m.. 
Kyle and I cried as we left our home of many years.
 But, now it's time for a new adventure!

Kyle graduated high school May 9th!  We're very proud and we will be having a big celebration when my parents come to visit again.  
I've met some nice people here already!  I'm especially looking forward to meeting Madi and her mom!  They live really close by in Raleigh.  Even though our address is Cary we're very close to Apex and Raleigh, a very convenient location.

I have family that live in eastern NC and I'm looking forward to spending time with them!  

I'll be around to your blog soon!  Hope everyone is doing well.
Please keep Chatty Crone and MadSnapper in your prayers!  They're both dealing with health issues.

I'll leave you with the our last days in Orlando and our first days in Cary, NC...now home. :)


my baby boy
Class of 2014!

my 45th birthday
my 45th birthday with hubby

Hubby's birthday


our front yard and neighborhood at our new home


our new home in Cary, NC


this was taken thru my bedroom window upstairs, he or she is a a regular visitor.
I need to find out what kind of bird this is. lol









27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

before i forget, that's an eastern towhee! handsome fellow! :)

happy settling in! happy birthdays! congratulations to kyle! and hallelujah to have you back in blogland AND in NC, too!

TexWisGirl said...

p.s. the woods... ah...

Ann said...

Congratulations to Kyle on his graduation and to you and your family on your new home.
Looks like a pretty house and what a nice yard with all those trees

Sandra said...

congrats to the grad.. and a belated happy birthday to you.. I am back a few days a week and doing better. i love your home and those trees are fantastic, you will have lots of wildlife. hope you got the fence up. let me know how that goes... and i am jealous about you meeting Madi's Mom.. hugs and enjoy your new home

Madi and Mom said...

HEY HEY HEY MISS MARIE
MOM IS LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AND THE PUPS TOO!! WE ARE GLAD YOUR MOVE IS OVER NOW TO UNPACK...WHAT A CHORE. YOUR NEW HOME IS VERY PRETTY AND ON A BEAUTIFUL SHADED LOT. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.

YOUR BIRD VISITOR IS A NATIVE OF NC IT IS A MALE RUFUS SIDED TOWHEE.
THE FEMALE IS AROUND SOMEWHERE. HER BACK COLORING IS MORE OF A TAN/GRAY AND SHE HAS THE SAME SIDE COLORINGS A MR. TOWHEE.
MOM IS A BACK YARD BIRD FREAK.
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Bobbybegood1 said...

hi marie. my name is bobbybegood1 and i found your lovely blog via another lovely blog - diane cayton-hakey. just like you i enjoy talking about life in general. my mom was born and raised in nc - a wonderful state, indeed. i hope we can become blogfriends. good luck to you and your family in your new home. cheers!!

Betsy Adams said...

Welcome to 'my' neck of the woods.... I know you will love it up here.. Love your home and those trees... Awesome!!!!

Congrats to your son. What is next for him?

Guess you missed my health issue... I had my gallbladder out on May 8 and had a terrible infection following the surgery.. BUT--I'm much much better now.

Hugs,
Betsy

Blackberry Lane said...

Your new home is lovely and I pray you all will be very happy. Congrats to Kyle and I hope you and your husband both had nice birthdays.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Welcome back to Blogland, you've been missed! Congratulations to your baby and Happy belated Birthday!
What a beautiful new home for you to cherish, so glad you had help with the moving.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Marie...good to have you back! I knew Theresa would know what kind of bird it was. I love your new home...it's beautiful!
It looks like there were happy celebrations for all.
You took me back to our big moving day when we had a convoy and I was with the dogs and our youngest in our Navigator. There were some tears shed on that drive, too. I'm so happy you have settled in and met some nice people. I'm sure you'll be very happy there. I want to move to NC myself!
xo, T.

betty said...

Congrats to your son! A big accomplishment to graduate high school! Glad you are getting settled in to your new home, Marie! I'm sure soon everything will be familiar to you all!

That is a neat looking bird; I'm cluess what kind it could be.

betty

Beth said...

Big congratulations!!

Your new home is lovely! I wish you all the very best!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So good to hear from you!! Glad the move went well and that you are liking your new home. And congrats to Kyle as he embarks upon this new and exciting chapter in his life. Happy belated birthday :)

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your baby boy graduating! And your new home looks wonderful! New critters to photograph. Very fun indeed!
Fantastic!
xo Catherine

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Marie, it's good to have you back. I knew with the move and graduation you were very busy.

I LOVE your new house in Cary with all the trees. Looks like the Towhee is the first of many critters to welcome you to your new place. I'll bet there are some squirrels there too.

PS, I have two new foster kittens.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's so good to see your post. Welcome back! And Happy Birthday and congrats to your boy! Your new home looks wonderful and I wish you much happiness there!

Eva Ason said...

I am happy to hear that the move went well and that you have met some new people near by. Your house looks lovely and the nature outside looks nice and quiet. Enjoy your weekend!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Glad to hear you are finally in the new home in NC. Cannot wait to see more of it. Looks gorgeous on the outside! Hardwood floors? Lots of bedrooms? What is the kitchen like? I want to see it all when you are ready.. xox

Chatty Crone said...

Your new home is absolutely gorgeous. I know you will be happy there! Enjoy it. Thanks for the prayers. And happy birthday - I hope i remembered it - my mind is all in a flutter - same as Andy's. You look fabulous darling!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

So happy to hear that your move went well, my friend. I love your new house and Cary is a wonderful town. xo Laura

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congrats to Kyle! Glad the move went smoothly. Hope you all love it there!

Weekend-Windup said...

All the best for him to start his higher studies. Have a good time!

Madi and Mom said...

Marie this is just miserable weather...and it isn't over. In 2012 we had one of the hottest most humid summers on record. 12 straight days of 95-100 degrees and humid I just hope this one is short lived.
Hugs Cecilia

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Cary is a beautiful town; although I've only been once, I loved it. Congratulations to your son on his accomplishment; he's a handsome lad. As to 'gators...like 'em just fine, in FL!
You may not have heard my news, my farm is for sale. Please pray God will bring a buyer so I can move closer to family. See here for info
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Madi and Mom said...

Hey Marie!!! WooHoo good to hear from you and OMCs your yaptop went on kaput. I hope it wasn't 'cause it didn't like NC internets! MOL

Thank goodness you have a new one and are once again connected.

OMCs did you buy it at the Walmart on Glenwood Avenue? If so, you were about 3 miles from our house (as the crow flies).

I hope you are all unpacked and enjoying your new home.
Hugs Madi and Mom

SquirrelQueen said...

It's good to hear from you Marie. Sorry about the old laptop but getting a new one is good.

The little black kitten is one of my fosters, his name is Cooper. He is the sweetest little boy. There is a better photo of him in this post: http://thrusquirreleyes.blogspot.com/2014/06/see-beautiful-with-flowers-and.html

The little orange tabby is named Cheese Puff and she is a doll. She has only been here two weeks.

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

your beautiful home is very similar to my sister's! I think Woods of Kildaire is just down the street from her. She's on Tanglewood, maybe I told you. Cary is so nice! And NC is really pretty. I think you will love it there. Congrats on the blog anniversary! And Kyle's graduation! so many changes for you. Exciting!