Thursday, February 26, 2009

Why I Love My Neighborhood

I live across the street from the house I grew up in.

Next door to the house my mom lived in when she was a little girl.

I've now lived in three houses on the same street.

My elementary, middle, and high school are five blocks away, my college is four blocks away, and the church I've attended my entire life is six blocks away.

I really don't need to leave my square mile that often. If they could just put a Wal-Mart somewhere in here I'd be so happy!

I was pondering this today while standing of the roof of the administration building of my former, and the girls current, school. Why, you might ask. To take pictures like this for the yearbook.
As I waited for my partner in crime to line each class up for me I was zooming in around the wide view I had. Oh, and trying not to blow off!

From my perch I could see...

-my church and the gym I work out in...
-the Sonic I don't go to every day...
(Without my laptop working I don't have my beloved Photoshop to add arrows to my pictures. Trust me, you can see the color on the sign about in the middle of this picture.)

-The college my mom, aunts, uncles, grandmother, husband, and self attended. And where I met my wonderful husband...
-And when I looked close enough...the Magnolia tree in my backyard!!!
How cool is that?!

I love my small town:) Oh, and my square mile!


Robin said...

You go to the same church as my inlaws!!!
You live in the same block or close to the same one.. that my hubby grew up in...well he was there in the 60's.

Let's keep this on the down peeps do not know about Nadine.'s a secret.

Anonymous said...

This is too funny! I was complaining today about having to go WAY across town outside my "circle". May not live in the same small town, but here in Lubbock, I don't have to go outside a 2 mile circle!!

Anonymous said...

Oh that was fun! It's been so long since I've seen any of those places!! :)

Renee said...

I LOVE your hometown too!! You know, Lezli said there's a house for sale next to her...we're both praying. Wanna join?
Also, when I DO move there, and I DO get Photoshop, will you be my tutor? Thanks!!
Love ya!

jean said...

You really need to get out more... :-) Not too many people can say that they've never left their hometown, let alone their neighborhood! (did I say that right?) I love my neighborhood, too, but I've only lived there a little over a year - not planning on moving anytime soon, though!

Margaret Glyn said...

What a great survey of "our world". Even though Ihave lived in several places (Japan, Paru, Texas), I am glad to call this home!

Natalie said...

Bless Bethany and every blue inch of that square mile.

Martha said...

It is a great city and I love it too.

Never seen the church from that angle. Cool picture.