Thursday, May 17, 2018


Here's the news!
Mr. Nielson and I have bought a little 12 acre plot of 
land in a rural area of NORTH CAROLINA called
Siler City in Chatham County.

As you know last March our family went on an epic RV trip to the east coast.
We visited our friends the Mangums who live in Durham
 and we absolutely fell in love with North Carolina.
We explored the area and found a quiet little area called Siler City
which was settled in the 1750's, and has so much
 history and beauty we all just fell in love.
With curvy country roads, white fences, fireflies,
magnificent trees, and pleasant weather, we knew we could live there.
I do have a "must-have" list when moving,
and North Carolina has them all:
1. Seasons: Fall and Spring are the best and it DOES snow!
2. Mountains: The Blue Ridge Mountains are just hours away.
3. Land to take Angus running on without a leash: 12 acres of my own land.
Check, check, and check (and the ocean nearby too!).

We are about 50 minutes from the Raleigh/Durham area.
The Little Nies are eager to move and like me, we are all
ready for our own home!

Last week we went in to Albuquerque to get boxes at the U-HAUL store
and saw a North Carolina truck.
We took it as a sign.
We are excited to be neighbors with Jordan and Craig and kids.
Jordan and I grew up in the same neighborhood, 
and Jordan's parent's make the beautiful glass stars that I adore!   
Craig is a fabulous human and amazing ER doc. (Don't worry MOM!  
Dr. Mangum will take care of me if I need anything).
We will begin building a home once we get there and settled.  
It's another long road-but we are on our way, and we are excited!  
But first....a few surgeries.
 Let's do this.

I appreciate your love, counsel, wisdom and encouragement through your
kind letters, e-mails and messages.  I wish I could write back and thank you
personally. Please know how sincerely thankful I am for them.
They have truly been a lifesaver!

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 Teachings from RMN
Decisions for Eternity, October 2013
Your Heavenly Father has known you for a very long time.
You, as His son or daughter, were chosen by
Him to come to earth at this precise time, to be a leader in
 His great work on earth. You were chosen not for your bodily
characteristics but for your spiritual attributes,
such as bravery, courage, integrity of heart, a thirst for truth,
 a hunger for wisdom, and a desire to serve others.