Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Life & Faith

In the midst of packing, cleaning, moving very soon...there have been sweet, peaceful, loving, learning, fun moments...not too many pictures have been taken, but these moments have been soaked up and taken in. Our daughter, 14, perfecting her art skills, working with different mediums...our daughter looking so grown up in a nice pair of slacks and silk top- I just have to stare at her in awe sometimes at what a wonderful young lady she is becoming. Our son this week being such the big helper whether it be helping momma to lift heavy items or helping daddy work on the cars. He's been getting a lesson in electronics, mechanics, math even though we have yet to officially start school with our move fast approaching- today being Wednesday and Friday being our leave day!! Going from excited and anxious in anticipation - - a bit of sadness has crept in as we all realize what wonderful relationships and bonds we have made in our community- the simplicity of small town living and knowing everyone everywhere you go. Blessed we are to be moving to another small town to make new bonds and relationships. We will miss this stop in our lives, the four years we've spent in this town. How it has changed our lives for the better. God certainly knew what he was doing when he led us here and we are in his hands again as we rely on faith to guide us to our next destination on this adventure called life.

Blessings to you wherever your journey takes you.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Just a little catch up...oh and some news!

Its been busy is an understatement around here. Life gets away from you sometimes and that certainly seems to be where we are at. October 17th today. It's nearly the end of the month.

Our big news now exposed to our family, friends and 'community' on that we are Moving! And not just a little move across town, but a big move to another state. And our leave date? October 31st. The end of the month...the one that's in 2 weeks from today- let me let out a little scream now! Excitement - YES its all around- the kids are thrilled, we are thrilled and then I look around the house, garage, yard and I get a little frightened! We have A LOT OF STUFF. Downsizing is awesome, trashing stuff is such a relief but we have a ways to go still. We'll be traveling and moving with just our mini van, a car and a little trailer. We'll be getting  storage for some of the keepsakes and kids toys. Yeah you try telling your kids they get 2 backpacks to pack with anything they can't live with for 6 months and that's it! Now I'm just kind of hoping they don't miss the stuff stored and we can downsize even more? Perhaps. But for now they are doing well with little belongings and learning a great lesson that material items aren't important. Family is, and as long as our needs are met we are good...we will have a home, clothes, food and each other.

A few pictures of 'real' life for you- yeah this is real, this is messy, its a bit crazy but the end result of our move, our adventure, together as a family will be amazing and we can't wait!

 Messy yard....I should really take an after picture because me and my boy got this ALL cleared up!

 I have to say I have the best helpers!

 Garage getting stacked and organized...animals wondering what on earth is happening!
 Kids and pups having break time.
 Hard for the kids to see the walls blank...they both said the house looked naked. I had to laugh!

It definitely doesn't look like 'home' any more. Getting emptied, getting boxed up, on our way to leave on our new adventure one box at a time....

Friday, October 3, 2014

{this moment}

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{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Linking to Soule Mama 

Puppy snuggles are the best!