Monday, January 7, 2013

We're Moving to New Mexico

The clock is officially ticking for our time in Nova Scotia. Three weeks and counting. 

It has been a wonderful experience living here for the past five years. We have learned so much about the culture, history, and natural wonders of this beautiful place. We have met amazingly nice people and made wonderful friends. But alas this chapter is coming to a close and we are excited to begin a new chapter in our journey. 

There is much excitement around here about new possibilities. New experiences. New culture. New history to learn. New environments to explore. Along with all of that we are going to be a whole lot closer to my family, which I am over-the-moon excited about.

One of the things we have enjoyed about living here is fully living in the seasons. Happily we are moving to the high desert of NM so we will still get to enjoy the four seasons!

So my current addiction to photographing snowflakes is not because I fear never seeing them again... It is just that they are just so pretty... and I am sorely in need of pretty distraction at the moment. 





I have also been photographing puffy clouds if they happen by as well...


And more snow when that comes again after the clouds move in...



On a sad note. The up coming move necessitated a new home for our chickens. They found a wonderful new home with some sweet neighbors who live on the island nearby. This weekend some tears were shed as the coop was quite on their departure.


But that means things are moving forward... You would think that with three weeks to go I would be packing but I have only done a little giving away and some list making. The going through things will start this week and some packing will come after that... we really don't have a lot of "stuff" that we don't use. That means packing is a bit tricky and last minute. It really won't take long... She said with three weeks to go...

More details about trip planning and a few pleas for travel ideas will be coming up soon. Some sharing of current making too if I get the chance.

I just had to come on out with the news.

There are changes afoot...

25 comments:

  1. Wow, congratulations!! It sounds like a wonderful adventure. I have only ever moved with 30 minutes of where I grew up, I can't imagine a big move that that...have fun!!!

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    1. Thanks Kim! I think this one will be a less of a shock than when we moved here from California. For us it is going home to the west.

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  2. Good luck! Exciting...but I know how I do with change, even desired change, and one of my kids is the same way, so I wish you as smooth a transition as possible!

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    1. Thanks Amy... I am sure we will have bumps along the way but hopefully it won't take long to iron them out. ;-)

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  3. You will love it! Feel free to call me if you need any info about living in NM. :)

    I'm just smitten with your snow flake pictures. Keep them coming!

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    1. Thank you so much KC. It was great chatting the other day.
      More snowflakes on the way soon...

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  4. That second photo is uber-fabulous. Enjoy your new adventure.

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  5. so excited and happy for you — new starts can be so wonderful. and i know you are embarking on more than one adventure. :)

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  6. what an adventure about to begin! i've never seen new mexico, and i've loved seeing nova scotia through your lens and via your children's adventures, so i'm sure it will be all kinds of awesome. a bittersweet time for sure, but just think! in no time the newness of the transition will have you out exploring in a beautiful near spring unfolding. thanks for all you've shared here in cananda. :)


    will you get chickens again? xo

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    1. Yes Erin... we are really looking forward to exploring new worlds. It will be so fun!
      I am sure we will get chickens again some day. They opened a special little door in our hearts. Sweet life!

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  7. Oh my....Nova Scotia is the one and only vacation we had growing up so I have yearned to return and relive that time again...but New Mexico sounds amazing! What a delightful terrain of natural landscape you have been blessed with! It's lovely to find you through Kindred and so happy to be sharing the pages with you! XO Chrissy

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    1. Nova Scotia is so beatuiful and a very special place. I feel very lucky to have lived here. I can see why you would want to return!
      We are looking forward to all the natural wonders NM, and that part of the South West hold for us.
      I feel the same about the beautiful creation called Kindred. I think Amanda is on to something. I feel honored to be sharing the pages with such amazing creatives!

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  8. oh my goodness change is afoot! this is all very exciting. i feel like i will miss all of your gorgeous NS photographs but i look forward to seeing you guys explore the world around you in NM. xo happy travels.

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    1. Thank you Ella! It will be a very different new world to explore.

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  9. wow, big changes underway! i know i'm doing some catching up here...hope the move goes smoothly and there are lots of exciting new things to explore in NM!

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    1. Thanks K! We are looking forward to all the new exploring!

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  10. Oh, the very best to you! May your packing be quick and your trip smooth!

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    1. (Oops, hit 'publish'.)So glad that you spent some time in this beautiful province. I love seeing it through someone else's eyes. Those snowflakes are stunning!

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    2. Thank you Sherrie. You do live in a beauitful place. So happy I will still be able to visit your blog for a glimps of NS! :-)

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  11. Just found your space through A Journey Around the Son and am so happy to have found it! What an adventure you're embarking on! Where in NM are you moving to? I'm in Santa Fe :-) Happy travels!

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    1. Thanks!
      We are going to be in the four corners area. And are looking forward to exploring all around.

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