Hello! {A Little Update}

Monday, June 30, 2014


A little update from the past two weeks… We were house hunting, living out of our hotel room and suitcases, trying not to go crazy living out of our hotel room and suitcases, and totally striking out in our house hunt. But, in the meantime, we started getting to know our beautiful new city, visited wineries, had a beach day, tried out churches, made new friends (hi Armstrongs, Mike, Stevens and Woodards!), and now we are finally moving in. We still have a room of boxes to go through, but as I’m writing this, my feet are propped up on our coffee table, with a glass of wine in one of our wine glasses, my baby is napping in his own crib, in his own room, and life is good. I think we have become much more aware and thankful for the gifts and comforts of home thanks to our ever-moving gypsy lifestyle.

If anyone out there reading this has a move on the horizon with a good stay in a hotel room, two things that perked up ours were food and flowers. I bought a $3 lavender plant and literally couldn't resist the peonies at Trader Joe's that I put in a paper cup on the nightstand. It might sound really silly, but on day twelve of hotel/suitcase living, it made a difference! There was also a small kitchenette in our room so we had pb&j's and cheese and fruit to snack on.

We're now into the part of the moving process that I really enjoy -- turning a house into a home. My mind is spinning with thoughts like, how am I going to decorate the fireplace mantle? Should I put the travel gallery wall on that side of the family room? Fresh lavender plant in my gold vase from Anthro? Oh, yes. Haha. I love this.

We don't have internet in our house yet, so we ran down to a coffee shop to use theirs, and on the way pulled over to walk along the gorgeous harbor. Just one more vivid reminder that God is so, so good.

See you back here tomorrow:) 

8 comments:

  1. :) SO lovely to hear how the Lord is leading and providing in this new stage!! Thank you so much for the update! Y'all are in my prayers!! :)
    :) Rebecca
    p.s.- As a lady who loves having her surroundings look "pretty" it doesn't seem weird or funny at all to me about the flowers in the paper cups! Hahaha ! I thought I was the only one who did this!! *smiles*

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    1. Rebecca, thank you for always being so sweet to us. And thanks for your prayers!!

      Hahaha, I am not surprised in the least that you do that. Everything you touch turns to gold.

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  2. Glad to hear you have a home again! (:

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  3. Congrats on your new home. It is so exciting. I have to say I cannot WAIT to create a home soon. My boyfriend and I have just moved in together...not quite how I had pictured it... I had it pictured as moving into our own place, opening a bottle of wine together and celebrating our new milestone. Instead, our apartment isn't ready yet and I've had to move in with him and his housemate. Not ideal, but full of it's own adventure. So I'm still looking forward to our official move when I get to turn our place into our home! I am so excited! I'll look forward to seeing you're decor and creativity. I'm always looking for inspiration!

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    1. Ha, no, that is not ideal but hopefully you guys will get to share that bottle of wine together very soon... alone ;) I'll keep posting photos - I love decorating, too! Nice to hear from you, Bailey!!

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  4. How exciting! I'm excited to see what you do with your new home, I'm sure it'll turn out gorgeous.

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    1. aw thank you!!! i sure hope so :)

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