Making This “Ours”

Alright, everybody, today it is time to update you all on what we’re doing to make Niverville “ours”.

1) The boxes are being conquered, one by one, and the dishwasher is installed! (Ben has actually done many wonderful things to make our home feel more settled, but this is the only picture I took…)

2) The backyard has been tramped through.

There are killdeer birds everywhere around here, and Anika desperately wants to see one pretending to be injured, to lure us away from it’s nest. So she tried to chase them in our yard, and Kaylia ran around, talking about “killrobins”, and thought the whole thing was great.

Now what other kinds of adventures can we think up??

3) We are socializing! Anytime we see people we know, we practically beg them to please come visit! I’m realizing how much we grew accustomed to people dropping in at any time of the day when we lived at camp.

So if you live in Niverville, and need friends, please let us know! We are so up for friends right now! 🙂 And we are so very thankful for everyone who has taken the time to visit, or have helped us clean and unpack. We love you all!

4) All three play structures have been explored. It has been officially decided that there is no one favorite, but rather, we will be enjoying the variety of all three locations.

5) The sky saves me every day.

I used to look out at the trees each day, but now I look at the sky. I didn’t see it much at camp – the trees blocked the view. But now, it is beautiful and glorious, and I can sit on our couch and watch the sunset.


And then last night, we went for a walk, and suddenly I felt like we would be okay. Maybe it was the water, or maybe it was stopping to watch the ducks swim by, or maybe it was just enjoying an evening together as a family.

Somehow, it felt like a little, old, familiar piece of what we used to have, tucked away among all that is new.

Whatever it was, it was a good feeling.

We’ll make this “ours”, a little bit at a time!

8 thoughts on “Making This “Ours”

  1. Welcome to your new home and hope that settling in goes well:) You are more than welcome to come out to our place if you ever need a change of scenery or a new park! We will have to get together sometime soon:)

  2. We would like to come visit! I can come with the boys one morning, the kids can play and I can help you unpack! Let me know when we can come!

  3. We will gladly bike over and drop in at unexpected times if that would help to make you feel more at home! 🙂 The girls will be thrilled to know you are now officially moved in! As for the killdeer, I still love to watch them! Never gets old.

  4. Im glad your feeling more like you belong!Is that water/pond a view from your house then?That certainly would had some peaceful feelings,looks nice.

    • No, the view is not from our house – just a short walk away! We’ve been told the goose poop on those yards by the water can be nasty…! So, we tried to avoid the goose poop, but for a view like that, I’m starting to wonder if I wouldn’t willing be out there with a baggie, enjoying the view while I scooped.

  5. Hey, that picture from the playground…the Mom in the black jacket helping the girl on the monkey bars, that’s my sister and my niece! 🙂

    • Oops, I guess now that we live in Niverville, I have to be more careful about the pictures of random people that I post on my blog!

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