Thursday, March 21, 2013

Visiting Home

In my last post I shared that in June we will be moving to serve a new church and community.  In the United Methodist Church, pastors (or parsons) live in parsonages provided by the church.  So last week we visited the new church and what will be our new home.  I want to thank fellow blogger and current resident, Elizabeth Johnson of Wind and Honey Creations for sending us this lovely picture of the home before we arrived.  Elizabeth and her husband Rev. Rockford Johnson, whom I will be following at Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha Oklahoma, graciously welcomed us in and gave us a tour of this 1919 construction parsonage.  I'm sure that over the coming year you will get to know much more about  this house.
The church has maintained the parsonage very well.  While I certainly wanted to learn about the home, my mind was also thinking about potential rose gardens.  Arriving early I drove by and shot this picture which shows the house, garage and so much space for roses.  Yet before I can do too much dreaming, there are many administrative tasks to wrap up, sermons to prepare, a home and office to pack up, and hardest of all many goodbyes to say.  Now is the time of living in between.


6 comments:

  1. Look at all that sunshine!! Moving in June pretty makes is much harder to plant new gardens ... going into the heat of summer. I have no doubt that you will figure something out. (Best wishes for a safe and smooth move.)

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  2. This yard is going to be so happy for you to arrive! Your roses will beautifully accentuate the house.

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  3. Connie, you are so right about the summer and moving roses. I moved 30 to the back row of my mother's vegtable garden this week. Having them there will allow me to move several at a time through the summer and fall. I will write up something about that move for my next entry.

    Thanks Elizabeth. I doubt we will ever have the inside so beautifully decorated as you have it decorated. Interestingly, Connie in the above comment has beautifully remodeled a wonderful old house herself.

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  4. We're going to be blogging neighbors! I live right next door to the parsonage and blog about home renovation and garden adventures at 1500sqft.com! Can't wait to meet you and your roses! -Kate.

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  5. Kate,

    That is so amazing. I'll check out your blog. How long have you been working on your house? We will be moving the first week in June and I already look forward to meeting you and becoming good neighbors.

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  6. (forgot to check up on these comments...oops!) We bought our house two years ago. We are slooowly making progress (but making progress none-the-less!) See you in June!

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