Communal Living Part 1

August 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Hello everyone!! We are safely in Austin and loving it! Yesterday I went out by myself and didn’t get hit or lost. 🙂 We really love this town and had a great day at our new church on Sunday!

As most of you know our house has not sold yet in the boro and we are living with the Ivey’s. They were genuinly excited about us living with them but oddly it was so hard for me to accept community. I have not yet figured out why it was so hard for me to accept others help. I guess it was because I was out of control and had to rely on the help of others. That is probably a deep rooted pride issue in my heart. We have been here since Saturday and it has been more fun than I had imagined it to be!! They have let us have our own little room and we have nested and it feels great being in this house.

I think my favorite part of communal living so far is eating meals together. Its so great to sit down together, have great conversations and laugh. Its great to share responsibility and pull your weight in being a part of a functioning house. There is definately and understanding of honesty and openness that has to be there. All in all we are really loving being here in Austin and living with our best friends.

More to come!



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  1. I think your “Communal Living” situation presents a lot to learn. I know that both the Ivey & Bush family are desiring to live more simply. This definitly shows a lot to that subject.

    I am glad that you all are having such a great time in Austin!

  2. OOOOO It makes me want to be there!!!!! Can we fit 9 kids in that house? Just thinkin….

  3. Welcome back to Texas! I found your blog through Jamie’s. I hope your transition goes well!

  4. Can I move in? I’ve always wanted to live in a commune! I’ll homeschool all the kids!

  5. I’m glad you guys are there safely and enjoying it! Love you!

  6. It’s hard for me to accept help from others also. Glad things are going well. Loved the home tour you girls did on Jamie’s blog. It cracked me up.

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