There is only one person that can call herself Mrs. Jonathan Roath,
I know how lucky I am to be that person.Over a year of dating under our belt, when we decided to make a big decision. We decided it was time to move into our first place TOGETHER and that we did. It was beautiful.. and thus it began, our want to embark on an adventure in which we would find our true home.
|We are blessed with wonderful memories in such a lovely home.|
I am not going to lie, separation is hard, especially when dates of returns are indefinite. It's a hard way of life, and it is hard to become familiar with. I will forever cherish the memories Jon and I made with family in the Arkansas house. From beer nights and dinner parties to babysitting nieces and spending holidays, the Arkansas house will always be a favorite!
This house was filled with so much life at all times, Arkansas will always have a small piece of my heart.
Two things we cherished the most about the AR house:
1) walking distance from family and friends.(exaggeration but still)
|Petit Jean Camping!|
|Right there in the big middle of all my|
grandparents! He loves family, just another
amazing part of who he is.
|Having the nieces right down the road was|
such a fun time in our lives!
|So nice being near friends and indulging|
in good food!
|Having Cali family visit was so fun!|
|Jon hanging with Syd&Mika|
|Miss these people so much!|
Leaving Family is hard, definitely the most difficult part of relocating. You grow accustomed to a way of life. Without knowing it, our beliefs and traditions are shaped by the culture in which we live. I can see now that I have a lot of Southern instilled in my traditions and I am very thankful for that, so is Jon. Growing up with a big family, where holidays were all day fiesta's! Sharing a room with my sisters, uncles and cousins across the field on Crescent Drive, and both sets of grandparents not even 3 miles away on Highway 22. It is a phase that provides comfort when reminiscing with Jonathan, but that's just it, it was a phase of our lives. It was a phase that we will hold a special place in both our hearts because it is where our story began.
Our Arkansas Home. These were my favorite kind of days.
The days where you cozy up on the couch with a good book.
Jon and I live for days like this.
|We have a lot of memories on this road. Nebo Rd. Jon and I lived the very end,|
right at the base of Nebo, and my parents were maybe a mile away. it was beautiful.
Fun memories down this road.
2) We miss Seasons! Arkansas seasons were the best! (fall :) We had the best views from our house. Our entire yard was engulfed by fall, the trees, the leaves, the mountain, the dirt roads, our yard,a constant plethora of fall colors everywhere. We loved it!
|Enjoying the fall with|
|The best mornings were spent on the front porch, drinking our coffee in the chill crisp air, watching the fog roll over Mt.Nebo|
I. Will. Never. Forget.
|View from our front window. Look at those|
|Front yard, I love fall!|
|View from shower window. Yeah, we had a huge|
window that looked in those beautiful trees.
I would take hour long showers!
Our time in this house was spent falling in love. We are so blessed to have such wonderful memories!
When everything in time and under Heaven finally falls asleep. Wrapped in blankets white, all creation, shivers underneath. And still I notice you when branches crack and in my breath on frosted glass. Even now in death you open doors for life to enter.
YOU ARE WINTER.
Winter in the Arkansas house was surreal. It was almost so cozy it was as if you were in a dream.
|It was so easy to make this home cozy.|
Wintertime was the best!
|Snowstorms were so much fun!|
We were trapped for 4 days!
|We often wrote messages to each other.|
We had such an amazing house on Cloverleaf. It was beautiful truly. I had
the garage converted into my art room, we had awesome neighbors, a mountain
at our fingertips, and family right down the road. We woke up every morning to take
long hot showers in our beautiful bathroom that overlooked Nebo.
We would watch movies and stay inside all day, cook super good food and occasionally head out to play in the snow. This was a time that shaped our relationship. We grew to become best friends. Two people, from two different worlds, who met miraculously at Dardanelle Pizza Hut created a world together. Just the two of us, in the middle of nowhere. The home we created and the memories we made in Arkansas are shared only between us, they are so sacred to me.