Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you may go. Joshua 1:9

Monday, December 13, 2010

Recent Happenings...

We have been busy!! We went to Missouri to visit family for Thanksgiving, sold 2 of our cars, packed up and moved, and now settling into our apartment and getting ready for Christmas. Here are some pictures from our life the last few weeks.

Bee loved helping decorate the Christmas tree and make caramel corn. 

Her cousin was our first sleepover guest and she loved having him play "babies" with her.

Bee loves playing with her dolls and her bows, and she puts the two together often!

Riding on Daddy is her new favorite activity!

She and Neko are becoming best buds!

We took a walk in the nature preserve behind our apartment and had a great time. I am so glad that Bee loves the outdoors!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Leaving Home

It's almost time. We move out in 2 days. Leaving the only home I've ever know. I knew it would be hard; but it's even harder than I thought. I've been an emotional basket case and started to tear up just walking to the mailbox. I've been walking down the driveway to the mailbox thousands of times, since I was 6 years old. This could be the worlds longest and sappiest post if I take a trip down memory lane. So I'll spare you that! Here are a few pictures of my safe haven. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Trying new things and a plan

We went country dancing!! D had never acted interested in taking lessons or trying to dance, but after an impromptu dance lesson with family (and being told he had a natural step for it), we took the jump and went to a free lesson. It was wonderful. And I think we found something new to do on date nights!

In other news....we are moving into an apartment in 3 weeks! We put a deposit down yesterday on a 2 bedroom, 1 bath 876 sq ft apartment. We can't wait!! Less space, less stuff, fewer expenses, fewer responsibilities means the ability to save money and have time to do more (dancing).:-) We'll have a 4 month lease which should give us plenty of time to get things squared away at the office and with D's work. So this would put our "travel leave" date around the first of April.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Making it Simple

"We're selling EVERYTHING". That was my response when people asked what we were doing with all our stuff. Just take it all. And the more you take the less I have to mess with. People have mentioned how hard it must be to be selling or giving away all our things we've collected over the last few years. And honestly, it's been wonderful! I felt like every little thing was a weight on my shoulders. Something to clean, something to dust, something to wash, something to fold, something to store somewhere. I was/am so OVER stuff. It was so overwhelming and I felt like all I ever did was clean up after "stuff". So now, I sit here, looking at a mantle that used to have 20 pictures on it and now has 1. There is now less to get out which means less to clean up. And with the "less stuff" I now have freedom. Freedom to spend more time doing the things I really want to do. It's blissfully wonderful. Try it! I think you'll see what I mean.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Traveling By Grace

It started as a joke. D was stressed and frustrated. I was exhausted and weary. Nasty combination! So after a little research and a lot of prayer, we made the decision. To sell everything we own, buy a 5th wheel trailer, and hit the road. Leave our family, leave our friends, leave our church, leave the home I've lived in for 20 years, leave everything. Not because we want to. Because we feel like we have to, or are being "drawn" to. I've never felt more sure of a decision we've made before. The day "we" (like we really had much choice in the matter=p) decided, our Pastor preached on Genesis 12:1 "Then the LORD told Abram, "Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you."
  We are being called to leave everything we've ever known and held dear, to do something we know nothing about. By faith. And by Grace....