I have never lived anywhere else while posting to this blog, yet here I sit. In a different bedroom, in a different house, in a different town. Though we have changed our surroundings, we remain the same family. Stronger because of the change that has occurred over the past few months.
8 years = the number of years we lived at our former house.
126 days: (18 weeks, less than five months) the amount of time between Corey's last job ending and the time we moved here, which was the final transition to our current stage of life. I know it won't be permanent, because there are many things in the works for us. But, what seemed like such a LONG period of time, really in some ways has flashed before our eyes. God's timing has been so perfect. We found a wonderful place, in a GREAT location, that is just right for us, right now. Corey's job is going wonderfully, he has gotten fantastic reviews, lots of good feedback, and is really impressing them all around! And some opportunity for advancement will be coming his way very soon! He has ROCKED at school-straight As so far, and getting closer every day to having his degree! The kids have been wonderful....well, Ruby has not adjusted very well to sleeping in the new place, but oh well, it's always something with a toddler around.
We are settled and preparing to celebrate our first Christmas in this new place. It's so cozy. And I am loving the convenient location! The appliances here work great (much better than our old ones!), and the kids have a playroom. We look forward to using the sunroom as the weather gets warmer, and are really just amazed at what God has provided for us during this transitional period.
We couldn't have made it through these past months without the love, support of our family. I truly do not know what people do who don't have someone to turn to when times get tough. We still have some settling in to do (getting into the groove of the new budget) and the next few months will be make it or break it, but I know we will make it. I am thankful that I have a husband who works hard and who gives to and for his family.
Now, to end, I will leave some pictures of an impromptu photo session I did with the kids tonight. Ruby is 18 months old now. CRAZY. Corey and I celebrate our thirteenth Christmas together this year. My, how those years have flown!
Oh, and I am so tired that I forgot to address the title of the post.