Then and Now

Jack: You should see Santa Fe. Everything’s different there. It’s all bigger. Y’know… the desert, the sky, the sun.

Sarah: It’s the same sun as here.

Jack: Yeah, It just looks different.

-Newsies

I’ll tell ya what though…. for those who can’t quite afford to go to Santa Fe yet, go stand in the middle of Perkins Road in Prophetstown, Illinois, and look out at the flat land that stretches as far as the eye can see. It all looks bigger there too, especially the sky at night; The moon, the stars.

The first thought that came to mind as we pulled in to our new house in Michigan was, “We’re not in Kansas anymore.” Just to look at the vehicles constantly whipping by, and the houses and people everywhere. I actually had a hard time sleeping the first night because the traffic never dies here. Out where we were living in Illinois, we’d maybe get 15 cars to pass during the day.

The differences between where we were before, and where we are now astound me.

You can’t see the stars here, like you could in Illinois. I miss that. You can’t see around you for miles, and the sky seems smaller because everywhere you look there’s buildings.

Sometimes I get “homesick” for Illinois…. but can you blame me? 🙂

A photo I took last summer by the barn in our backyard.

Winter, and a little bit of photography…

Finally, I have my computer all set up. 🙂 Yes, I’ve lived here for about 4 months now, and I’ve only just now get everything completely set up. Things have just been that crazy.

It seems like the moment the calendar flipped over to September, the cold weather came rolling in. I’m not going to complain though, I love this weather-not too hot, not too cold-the perfect temperature. Time to pull out my hoodies, and snap some pictures of the leaves changing colors.

The weather’s got me pondering though. What will things will be like in a few months?

This was what winter looked like in Illinois:

No editing, I simply seized the moment.

                                                                                                   

I’m Back!!

Look at this, just look at this. I have been gone for far too long. Which is almost ironic, because a couple of months ago I thought, “Oh, yeah, school will be getting out, and I’ll have loads of time to blog.” Then I log out, and I let my account sit. School gets out. I move. My blog becomes an attic for spiders to spin webs, and my old posts collect dust. This becomes an in-active blog, and is forgotten about by all.

I’m changing that.

Yes, I thought that once school was over I would have loads more time. I was wrong.

One positive to not blogging for 2 months-I now have lots of things to write about, and post.

But, as for this blog, I’ll leave you with a summary of my summer.

 

Summer = Sunshine, laughter, visiting with friends and family.

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Image 5 AM at the train station.

Summer = Camp, Camp, Camp.

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Beaver Creek Bible Camp

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Summer = Traveling

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Summer = Celebrating

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Summer has always been a busy time for my family, but I think this summer’s been the busiest so far. 🙂 Which is okay with me. That’s one thing I enjoy about getting a break from school, things are constantly go, go, going…

What I don’t understand is how I managed to read so much this summer. I’m still trying to figure it out. If you’re in the mood for a good book, I suggest reading Appointment with Death  by: Agatha Christie. Some other books I enjoyed reading this summer were Inkheart by: Cornelia Funke, and A Wrinkle In Time by: Madeleine L’Engle.

Well, that’s my summer. I’ll close out with a song:

 

Keep checking back for new posts coming soon.