Friday, August 10, 2018

We're Moving Again!

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I know I haven't posted in a while but I have news to share with you...we're moving back to Texas! I know, I know. I thought we would be living in upstate New York til Jesus comes, but things have changed.
 We're getting a little older and the winters up here are truly beautiful but very brutal! Since I fell and broke my kneecap and Mr. Precious had his health scare, we just decided maybe we should get back to Texas.
 We have prayed and prayed about this and the Lord has really been leading us. We listed our house for sale and it sold in a week!
 Everything has just fallen in to place.
 We have really enjoyed living up here and especially being close to our daughter, son-in-law and these babies! Oh, how we love them.
 This is the hardest part - leaving them.



But we know we will see them on visits and Facetime.  

I know you've all seen our home but I thought I would show you the realtor snaps. I took them myself and they used them as the listing snaps.






 I don't think I've ever shown you our master bedroom, but it's the entire length of the house and there is a little nook you can see where we put up a daybed for the babies to sleep in when they come. After being here for four years, I never hung up curtains! Can you believe it!




Have you ever seen my rooms so nekked?? Well, I tried to stage and take away as much 'stuff' as I could.
Things are happening so fast. We're flying off this weekend to find a home to rent, we'll buy one later after we know exactly where we want to live. Then the packers will be here next week to pack and then load and then we're outta here to The Woodlands, a little north of Houston. Can you believe it? My head is spinning but I have such a peace about all of this and know God is leading us.

Dear Ones, maybe this will get me inspired to get back to blogging again. You know I just love you all.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)


I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ one of my favs

I'll be Seeing You


I'll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day and through

In that small cafe
The park across the way
The children's carousel
The chestnut trees, the wishing well

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

I'll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

I'll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

~ sung by me



49 comments:

  1. Good luck to you on this move. It is always so comforting when you know the Lord is in control. Can't wait to see where you land. God Bless

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  2. Shelia, I have wondered and wondered how you were faring with that brutal cold winter there. That's such a drastic change for Texans much less somebody moving from Galveston. You know I have good friends there in Fairport who are originally from Kansas and we met when we lived in Oklahoma. They love NY but say they won't stay there after retirement because of the snow. It's understandable. Now, are you going back to Galveston? You are welcome here in Rockwall!!

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  3. Good luck on your move. You are in control. Happy trails to you ........ I cannot see where your feet land. xo

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  4. I love your little superheroes! :)

    Aaaiiieeee...is that a snake???

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  5. I am not surprised you managed to sell so quickly, you are blessed with a beautiful home that you staged so well. Good luck with the move, hope all goes well and you find your forever home.

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  6. Can't wait to see how you fix up a new place!! Safe travels!

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  7. I hope you blog again. I really enjoy seeing your decorating ideas. I've missed this blog and still check in to look often. Welcome back to good ole Texas. We had 114 degrees here in Waco one day this summer. That is HOT! Sometimes I wish I lived in a cooler area.

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    1. Hi Nelda! I tried to comment to you but it went to your Google thingy and I couldn't. Anyway, thank you so much for popping in to see me. I hope I can get myself back to blogging. Thank you again for checking in with me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  8. I'm so glad you shared this on your blog. I was dying to know more! Your home is lovely and you have done so much to make it sell so quickly. I know you're busy but if you get a minute, stop by my blog and see my recent 'catch-up' post. I really hope you keep blogging. I'm not as faithful with my blog as I want to be. Life gets busy. I'm praying for you and Mr. Sweet as you travel back to Texas and find your new home there. And sending hugs!
    ~Adrienne~

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  9. Hello There! I totally understand and can relate to the decision you have made. I moved out to Bend OR thirteen years ago ... followed my daughter and two grandchildren. They are now young adults who don't need Grandma Woonie as they used to. We (my 56 year old special needs son) relocated to OR from Florida ~ we both miss the warmth and humidity of the Atlantic Coast. You have inspired me! Best of luck during this move back to TX, I know everything is going to go splendidly.

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    1. Hi Helen. I couldn't comment on your blog so I hope you'll come back and see this. Thank you for your well wishes on our move.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

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  10. I was shocked to see this news on facebook, and I was hoping that you'd share more here, Shelia. I can fully understand the weather issue and after seeing your home again I can see that your large property was also probably getting to be a burden. Your home is lovely and I'm sure you will find a wonderful home in Texas. I know leaving your daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren will be hard, but perhpas they will all join you in Texas in the future?
    Happily, my husband and I love living in Colorado and being close to our children and grandchildren. The weather here is perfect for us and we've made many new friends and have many activities that we enjoy. Although there are things we miss about NYC, right now we can not see ourselves ever moving back. After 6 years our heart is here now. One never knows until one tries and you are making the best decision for yourselves --best wishes on your move and eventual house hunting!

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  11. Your home is lovely. I know you must have been torn. Praying is a help. I know what you mean about bad weather. I truly hope there's family in Texas also. The grands will miss you and your husband so much. Blessings and hugs to all, xoxo, Susie

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  12. Oh Shelia...you have certainly created a warm and wonderful home and whoever the new owners are, really got a gem! I was glad that you left many of your pretties in the realtor photos. Sometimes the staged homes look so bare...your photos are great...and they evidently did the job! I know how hard it must be to leave your family but God knows just what you need! May the Lord bless and guide you as you look for your new forever home in Texas...can't wait to see it! Hugs!

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  13. I have sure missed you in Blogland. Good luck in your new adventure. Getting back to your homeland will be good. But oh boy leaving those babies is going to be hard. Karie

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    1. Aw...thank you so much, Karie! I do hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  14. Hi! What a hard decision to make and I remember you being excited living close to your Grandchildren. The best interest of your health was the factor. Perhaps be snowbirds, split your time.
    You do have a warm and welcoming home, so I'm not surprised it sold quickly:).
    Take care, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Well heck, snowbirds! No, no, no just the opposite, visit for a few months when it gets very hot in Texas. Snowbirds, meaning, leave the cold for moderate temps, yesh! I should know better, I have relatives living here in Phoenix during the Winter from Wisconsin:).

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    2. Hi Kathleen! Hope you're doing well. Yes, we play on popping back and forth to visit the babies. Thanks for popping in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

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  15. Your pics are great and believe that having such a nice uncluttered home helps sell. All the best to you as you return to TEXAS,
    d

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  16. Wow, what a surprise!!! Your home is beautiful and no wonder it sold so fast!! I can see where that large home and property came to be a burden. Hope you find something smaller and more manageable. Can't believe you're leaving that beautiful family too.... Why not find a closer locale and travel back and forth like the snow birds?? Just sayin....best of luck....

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  17. What a fantastic job taking the pictures, wow in selling in a week.Hope everything works out for you all.

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  18. 4 years??? How can that possibly be? It feels like yesterday when you were packing and moving from texas. My doesn't time fly? It doesn't surprise me that your house sold so quickly. You staged it beautifully.

    Wishing you the best of luck with your move. BTW - we just moved from Chicago to our lake house in KY.

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  19. I'm so glad you're going back to the warmth! It's just too hard to function in the extreme cold at our age. (We're both '51-ers!!) Happy for you both!

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  20. OK, if my other comment shows up, delete it. I hit something terribly wrong and posted before corrected or finished! I understand what you're experiencing. The past winter was brutal and long. I wonder and expect that with global warming/climate change we will be seeing more of it. I wish you well with the move and my only regret is we never connected in Stockbridge!

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  21. Really happy for you as I understand a return to your home. I know you will miss the Grands but the times you see them will be extra special!!

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  22. Oh my gosh Shelia, I'm totally surprised by this move. You know how I've been toying with the idea of moving closer to my grands, but the weather where they are is just a bit better than where we are now. Maybe not as cold....There is definitely something stopping us from making this move, and I'm just not sure why that is. So very happy for you that you are at peace with your decision. Take us with you on the next chapter of your life. I miss seeing post from you on a regular basis.
    Not at all surprised you sold the house so quickly. It is such a nice house and full of your special touches. I hope your daughter understand and accepts this change.
    Take care
    Jeannette

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    1. Hi Jen and thank for popping in to see me. It can be a hard decision to make a drastic move. We have really been in prayer about this for sometime and know God is leading us. I pray you will get a clear answer on what you should do.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  23. Nothing like Texas! Best wishes to you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your good wishes. Hope all is well with you.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  24. Wow! I wondered if I would ever "see you" anymore! I know those winters are certainly more than my bones could take. The Woodlands is a really nice area, and I bet you will love it. I actually can't deal with the heat and the humidity OR the extreme cold, so I guess we are planted in Alabama. You all really did make that place in NY a beautiful home. Maybe you will head up there for summers to escape the Texas heat! Great to see you again.

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    1. Most Scribbling One! How are you? So nice to hear from you. I tried to email you but nothing happened. We do like The Woodlands. As a little girl growing up in Alabama we had quite a bit of snow every winter. I know the seasons have really changed now! We do plan flying up to see the babies and they coming to see us too.

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  25. Beautiful home. Beautiful post. I understand the lure for home. I also understand the thought of leaving of your babies. We are there too. We also experienced a health scare. We are honestly living on a prayer and the cost of living is so high in Nashville. Who knows. There are many things we are considering. Prayers for you as you make this change.

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  26. Sheila I am very happy and excited for y'all!! That is a beautiful home there, no wonder it sold so fast. But y'all will have a new beautiful home to get settled in and to furnish and decorate very soon and that will be exciting and fun! I hope you take us along on the journey! I am praying you are able to pack up with the least stress possible and that your trip is safe and quick. Take care and be careful and update us when you can, okay? thanks HUGS FROM YOUR FRIEND IN CHARLESTON

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  27. Oh dear friend, I'm so glad to hear from you and thank you for sharing your latest news with us. Well, I'm a Newyorker and yes, I would have never move there because of the harsh winters, otherwise I love it. Therefore, I can understand you both and yes, we're not getting any younger.
    Your home is beautiful inside and out, I'm sure it'll sell quickly.
    Keep us up to date on your moving.
    Big hugs and blessings,
    Fabby

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  28. Well congrats on selling your beautiful home so fast and making a big decision you are at peace with. And Welcome back to Texas. Good luck on the move and house hunt!

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  29. Praying God's wonderful blessings upon you dear Sheila. God always had a plan for sure and is willing to lead us. I know you will miss those babies! Oh Lord I know I would. Praying for a safe journey as you plan to move. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  30. Que alegría saber de ti Sheila..y con esta sorpresa...espero que puedan encontra una casa tan hermosa como las que has tenido sobre todo con espacio verde, acá en C.R. cuesta mucho...Tus nietos están enormes y será un poco triste dejarlos otra vez pero ya te irán a visitar...Sigue por acá, espero que todo sea para bien de usted y su esposo..Shirley Costa Rica

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    1. Hi Shirley! Thnk you so much for popping in to see me. I hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  31. So surprised to see this news Sheila!! Congratulations on selling so quickly.....I would say that's a sure sign God is leading you.....your home is so beautiful though and anyone would love it on sight. I hope the coming days will bring clarity and all things will fall together for your moving back to Texas and your ultimate home purchase. Prayers for health and stamina through it all. Blessings, Linda

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  32. Wow!!!!! This is BIG news! God is always faithful.

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    1. HI Carol! Yes, God is always faithful! Thank you for popping in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  33. Your home there was beautiful! Now we get to see home #3! and where will your kitchen hutch be next, looking forward to it.

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  34. I want to thank You for the comment on my quilts. I am not receiving these comments in my email. I am receiving the ones I comment on your blog. Will have to investigate.
    See you when you get to Texas. Have a safe trip.

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  35. Well, God certainly provided an open door for you and quickly so Im sure He has the whole transition in His hands as well.. Your home is gorgeous and so welcoming. Someone is so excited to be moving in soon, Im sure.. And He has a special place waiting for you in Texas.. Enjoy the move and may God give you the grace and strength to say goodbye as you begin a new phase of life..

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  36. Oh my goodness! Things are changing for you again! I was surprised. I haven't been blogging in quite a while and things have changed for me! Take care.

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  37. Good luck on your move. We are in our 50s and will be making big changes. Change can be GOOD!
    Your old house is absolutely stunning. What a lucky family that bought it.

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  38. Thinking of you this morning and hoping things are going well. Hope to get an up-date soon :-)
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  39. Hey Miss Shelia, Stopping by to say hello! I know you've moved since I follow you on Instagram and I hope you'll share pictures of your home after you get settled! Im trying to get back into blogging again. It's been so long and things are so different but I have missed it so much! I'll keep watching for you to pop up on my list! Nancy

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)