{Husband's Letters}

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Dear Mrs. Loerke, I've always admired how you love others. We have some friends moving to Dallas and your first concern is that they should have cold milk in their fridge. Love your heart! Dear Hail Storm, thanks to you the Rickshaw now looks like a tank from Afghanistan. Thankful for good insurance and the reminder that things are just things. Dear Asheville, lately you've been on our radar as potential places to live. Pretty sure this means a camping trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains in September. Dear Emma, just when I thought you couldn't look any cuter you go and get new glasses. Seriously. Kiss me, woman!

Over and out,
Tim

If you could live anywhere in the US, where would it be? Over the last 10 years Em and I have grown to love Dallas, but we're happiest in the mountains!

40 comments:

alison said...

love the lettering on the 'welcome sign'! who created this goodness?

i would want to live in northern california, santa fe, kauai and boulder ...obviously i can't choose one city :)

xo!
av

Lauren said...

We live outside of Seattle now and I love it (most days). I would love to live in Colorado. Denver, Boulder, or the Springs would be more than fine by me!

amykatmiller said...

just drove through Asheville yesterday...B-E-A-U-tiful. the mountains are right there & then drive a couple of hours & the beach is right there! Best of both worlds.
If I could live anywhere it would be somewhere in North Carolina or South Carolina, people are wonderful, it's so beautiful * laid back.

Anonymous said...

Asheville! The blue ridge mountains over near Tennessee. Lot of trout there right?

girlseeksplace said...

Northern Nevada. Portland. Seattle. I am definitely a city girl with longings to be in or near the mountains.

cheryl said...

you've got my vote for Asheville!!! and amykatmiller is right...it is the BEST of both worlds. 27 years ago, we drove through Asheville on our way to a job interview in Charlotte and fell in LOVE, asking God to maybe, please, let us live there one day. in His outrageous mercy and provision, He gave my husband a teaching job there that year. and now 26 years later, we can't imagine any place on earth better to live. it's an amazing, quirky mixture of southern Bible belt culture and funky hippie culture. the waterfalls and swimming holes, the hiking, kayaking, camping, fishing...you will be blown away! and the food! oh.my.word. seriously! can you tell i love this place? :) just give the word and we'll overwhelm you with recommendations!

Sara said...

You both have such kind hearts.

We would love to live in upstate New York or Asheville area, but also wouldn't mind somewhere that is warm most of the time. In all honesty we will probably be in Missouri for quite some time though, which is a-okay as well.

Jessica B said...

I live in Charlotte and have visited Asheville many times and I don't think you would regret living there! I agree 100% with Cheryl. The best part of NC is the access to mountains and beaches, good weather, friendly people, etc. There's so many outdoor things to get into regardless of the season!

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

I have heard Asheville is just the most amazing place! My brother used to do a camp there and wanted to move there forever! Love your letter's - keep writing!

Anonymous said...

Ashe.ville.would.be.tight.fly.fishing.with.your.friends.could.happen.a.lot.

Jennifer said...

I could totally see you two in Asheville!

Meg said...

Asheville is major cool! And very close to my town, so we would have to meet up. But, I'm staying in my hometown: Chattanooga, TN. Outside magazine voted it best outdoorsy city, it was on NYT's 50 places to visit in 2012, and voted up and coming hipster town.

Lots of goodness is this very large, small town!

Amanda said...

Seriously could you all please move to Asheville?? We don't live there but I have visited many times and LOVE that city AND its only about a 4 hour drive from us. We could take a vacay and finally meet our online friends!

Michelle said...

Cheryl summed up Asheville very nicely. We live 15 miles from Asheville in the most quaint mountain town I've ever seen. It's Utopia. The weather is a dream, and there's tons of outdoor stuff.

Brooke said...

Nashville is my town. Love it and miss it!

Asheville is a great place, though. Been there many times.

papa said...

There is not enough oxygen in the mountains to raise children. You should stay in Dallas!

wildchild said...

such a sweet gesture, making that sign and getting them milk!

my fiance and i live in upstate NY but want DESPERATELY to move to Austin. after he finished school next spring, we're totally doing it :)

Georgia and Jordan said...

Colorado!!! Or I would be happy as well in Monterey, CA!

Molly said...

I've lived lots of places, but I've got to say that I am very happy in our new town of Bend, Oregon. It's gorgeous every day. Even when there is snow, there is sun, and as a kid raised in Indiana, the mountains will always amaze me.

It's the perfect town to raise kids--great restaurants but also a small town feel and tons of outdoor activities. And everyone it seems has a dog. :) Love it!

Beth Barron said...

I'd love to live in one of the Carolinas, to be completely honest - somewhere in the middle so the mountains aren't far from my reach, but if I need something a bit more vast, I can escape to the neverending ocean.

Anonymous said...

ASHEVILLE. DO IT.

You won't regret it.

MollyMcMom said...

I've learned in several states (7) and Maine is the most beautiful. Texas will always be home but the rocky shores, trees and mountains here in Maine are pretty awesome to see everyday.

MollyMcMom said...

lived not learned. although I'm sure I've learned something valuable everywhere I've lived!!!

Mary Beth said...

Y'all would love Asheville- we have good friends who are church planting there... check out their blog: http://www.table-for-3.com/

Rebecca Sheffield said...

Move to Denver! The mountains are awesome here and I promise to leave cold milk in your fridge for when you arrive! :)

Anonymous said...

I split my time between San Francisco and a cabin in the redwood in Sonoma county. There's MY dream come true!

Erin said...

Yes! Asheville is wonderful!

Han said...

That sign + the cold milk in the fridge is just the best!! And so thoughtful!

When we got home from our honeymoon my parents had delivered a box of goodies to our new "house". What was funnier was that my brother had climbed through a serving hatch in the big living room to get into our kitchen - my brother isn't a small chap and so to manage this it must have been a really tight squeeze! (our "flat" was a kitchen and lounge downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs - we shared a house with the church office - we were poor and Chris was still a student lol)

Happydally said...

I lived in Greenville, SC which is not far south of Ashville! I LOVED how beautiful it was there. Greenville is also fun, but if I had my choice I would live in San Diego or move back to Costa Rica. I love the beach :)

Today's Letters said...

alison, you too can make a sign like this with poster board and old maps ;)

northern cali, santa fe, kauai, colorado, the carolinas, navada, portland, seattle, new york, tennessee, austin, monterey, bend, maine, san fran, sonoma, san diego, costa rica .... so many great places to live! you guys are dreamers and i love it.

laura said...

I live in Lynchburg, Va right in the middle of the Blue Ridge mountains. It's gorgeous! You should definitely move here!

Tina Jett said...

We lived in North Carolina for 6.5 years prior to moving to NorCal in 2010. We went to Asheville many times; it's most definitely right up your alley (Side-note must-nosh: Early Girl Eatery. Nom.) Hometown Cleveland aside, NC was the place that felt most like home that we lived in since getting married (before NC, it was Orlando, Atlanta, and SC). This was true... Until we moved to NorCal. Like NC, it's that perfect middle-ground between mountains and oceans, but with the strong food, wine, farm-to-table vibe and outdoor-friendly lifestyle we like. So much to do outdoors. The weather is phenomenal. I absolutely do NOT miss the muggy summers in the South where I wanted to shut myself indoors for three months. But I'm sure Twinner has told you all about living out here. :)

Tina Jett said...

(Not to say there isn't a strong food, farm-to-table vibe and outdoor-friendly lifestyle in NC -- there absolutely most very much is. Just... ohhh, the humidity...)

Taylor said...

I live in Asheville! It's an amazing place. You would love it!!

What was I thinking? said...

Why would you stay in the US? You're so welcome in The Netherlands...;)

russ said...

Anywhere on the Auxvasse Creek. Once you drink from her you will never want to leave her.

NJM said...

[As someone from NC] NOT ASHEVILLE:: BOOOOONE. Boone does everything smaller and better.

Rachel said...

I live in my dream town :) Durango, CO.

Telluride, Co would be the only other place i'de want to live

Nina Marie said...

Y'all should totally move to Asheville! I live about an hour and a half away and it is a great beautiful city . . . the area is such an amazing masterpiece of God's paintbrush!

Dana @ ChumMom said...

I'm in Charlottesville, Virginia. Beautiful here- like a little Asheville.

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