Thursday, August 4, 2011

Check...

After we found out that we would have a big, private backyard here in North Carolina following our tiny sub-divided yard in Texas, one of the things I looked forward to the most was putting up a line for the clothes. Yes, I knew it would take more time and effort {we hung clothes growing up}, but I wanted to give it a go in an attempt to move towards a more simple lifestyle.


I'm so glad that I made it a priority, as we have been hanging the wash for a couple of weeks now. I look forward to my twice-daily jaunts to the line, for there I can slow down and enjoy the fresh air, chirping birds, and towering pines surrounding me. {See the tall, lanky pines in the picture?} I'm always so blessed and rewarded when we take the extra time and make an effort towards a slower lifestyle.

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8 comments:

Amanda said...

yes!
and what a wonderfully beautiful shot of your sweet clothes line:)

Lenae said...

Love it, Kate! We hung our clothes out in the summer when I was a kid, and I remember that same simple peace while hanging and removing each piece. You're so right -- it's amazing how much it blesses us when we intentionally slow down.

trooppetrie said...

we have 10 trees in our back yard. I am in NC and the pine trees are amazing. i need a new clothes line. my blessings helped mine come down last year and i have not replaced it.
i am new to your blog nad wanted to say hi

Rossie said...

LOVE the clothes line!! I need to put one up here!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Bridgett said...

sounds wonderful ~ great pic btw

Kathi said...

I wish enjoyed hanging clothes on the line. I tried it at our 1st rental here in AR, and just couldn't get the hang of it.

I'm so happy you're enjoying life in NC. Big yard, clothes line, privacy, and all :)

Love,
Kathi

Kristin said...

I spent some time last night reading your blog....you really need to keep writing. You have such a lovely way of sharing and are so relatable. I know it can be hard finding time with little ones...but, it makes all the difference to just connect!
Such a cute family you have and hanging clothes out on the line...the best!
Love, Kristin

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