Friday, November 30, 2012

Texas to Idaho - settling in

Time and circumstances have kept me away from blogging for awhile.  Apparently moving cross country leaves little time for writing.  My last post was written from our home in Texas. You remember…the home I love so much with all my amazing friends close by?  Yeah, that one.  This post is being written from a tiny townhouse in our new home state, which by the way is FREEZING...the state, not the townhouse.  Yes, a lot has happened in the last few weeks.  I will spare you the details except to say it’s been a whirlwind.  Through it all the LORD has faithfully walked with us…otherwise I am fairly certain I would be sitting in a room with white padded walls with a Starbucks IV drip hooked to my arm.

Here’s a life lesson we learned very quickly upon our arrival – We can live with a whole lot less space and “stuff” than we think we can.  We went from 3200 square feet to roughly 800 square feet in our temporary space.  For an organizer like me this is a grand challenge!  Boy do I love a challenge!  We moved in and I started organizing and reorganizing to make better use of the space to fit our needs.  If I were a good blogger, this is where I would insert before and after pictures of my projects, but there are none.  Pretty sure the cord to my camera is in a pod somewhere...along with everything else we own.  Trust me when I say it is a task to fit six people into such a small space, but it can be done and done comfortably.  If you’re an IKEA buff like me, picture you and your family living in one of their tiny showroom models.  Yeah…it’s a lot like that, minus the meatballs and cinnamon rolls.

This has been another part of the growth and letting go process for me.  It’s helped me remember what’s really important.  I have my family back together again and we’re doing our best to love Jesus and each other.  Being so close together ALL day and night is great training ground for learning to love in practical ways. We put an offer in on a house and will soon begin to make it into a home.  In the meantime, we’ll keep doing our best to follow the Lord’s leading on this grand new Idaho adventure.


  1. So glad to hear y'all found a house! I know it was a challenge. When you get the keys, you should try to get in there first and surreptitiously throw a piece of ham on the kitchen floor!


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