Ahh, the sweet serenity of "The Front Porch Swing Life". Doesn't it just sound wonderful? I want to be able to sit out on my front porch swing on a warm summer's evening while sipping on a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade as I read a good book. Perhaps I'll read one of the classics as I listen to the sound of my children playing and laughing in the yard.
You see, Rich and I have a vision for our family. It is a vision we have both shared since we were seventeen yeas old and in high school.
We want a large family (Lord willing), that we can raise and grow on a property with large enough land for our children to run and play freely. Throw a few cats, a vegetable garden, fruit trees (so I can make and can my own jams/ preserves), a front porch swing and perhaps some chickens in the mix and you've got our ideal home! It is our hope and prayer as a family to create a safe place that grows our family through morality, Biblical parenting, wholesome values and natural living.
|Here I am making fresh blueberry jam in Florida.|
|Our cat Maverick enjoying the good life!|
|The chickens we hope to someday have.|
It is our goal and objective "to raise vintage kids in a modern world". You know . . . children who live in the world but are not of the world. A task that seems hard to comprehend in a society that is so obsessed with such pretentious things as; looks, money, education, career and keeping up with
"The Joneses ".
I have taken notice that many of YOU, my dear readers are from some of these fine sates and areas of our wonderful country. So, sweet friends, I am hoping that you will be so kind as to share which state and city you are from and why you love your state? Or perhaps what you don't like? My husband and I would LOVE your recommendations!! Please comment. :)
We look forward to hearing your ideas!