Thursday, January 21, 2010

Carolina in my Mind...

Oh how I wish I was there.......
I am raised a Florida Beach girl. However, since I was little I always said I would marry a man and he would take me away to the Carolinas. Well, I got the idea right! Jason LOVES the Carolinas just as much as me.  So what's the problem???
Obstacles....And more obstacles....
But ONE day I tell ya..... We will get there! Somewhere off the beaten path in a quaint cottage or cabin surrounded by trees of all different colors. Somewhere we can raise our family. Somewhere peaceful. A place I will call home. A place guests will want to come.....and snuggle up by the fire with vintage quilts,look at family photos, sing to James Taylor, smell yummy candles and homemade food baking in the oven. A place to sit, have tea.....and just be.....One day. Soon.
God says in Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
He's got it all planned out! Praise the Lord and Pass the Peas!! I dont have to worry! Where I am now is exactly where God wants me to be. He has a purpose for me here. For however long...this IS where I am suppose to be. God also says in Psalm 37:4
"Delight yourself in the LORD and
he will give you the desires of your heart."
The Lord knows I am adventurous and He has blessed me with being able to be that, live that. I am so thankful for where he has placed me. But Lord I am ready to nest. In this time, I pray that I can be content here and not miss an opportunity because I ultimately want more....
I delight in you...I want more of you, less of me.


  1. Ashley,
    We are actually going to take a road trip this Spring to NC and possible SC. I will try to take lots of photos and blog about it so everyone can see what we found. We are hoping to move in the next 5 years (we are planners!) I hope you can also find what you are looking for!

    Smiles~ Michelle

  2. I noticed you like vintage and cottage stuff...oh me too! ME TOO! Someday I want a cute little cottage! DREAMS!!!! ;0)