New house
New job
New state
New adventure

We are certainly starting this year off with all things new. We drove away from our home in Medford, Oregon, last Sunday morning. With lots of help from family and good friends who came over and brought meals and treats, and who helped us finish up projects on the house, paint, pack, load up the moving truck and then clean until 1:00 am, we felt very blessed and loved.

Phil left last Sunday morning with the U-Haul and drove north to pick up a friend in Spokane, WA, to help him with the move and long drive. The kids and I drove south to California to stay with family for the week.

The kids and I drove to Sacramento tonight to meet up with Phil. (Thank you, Target, for selling swim suits in the middle of January - my kids really love to swim in hotel pools and we were swim suit-less). We've had such a fun day. We checked into the hotel, jumped on the beds, went out for Mexican food, headed back to the hotel for a swim, then ate microwave popcorn and watched House Hunters on HGTV. Phil will fly in late tonight and meet us here at the hotel, then we'll leave early in the morning for our 3-day trek to Minnesota. We have 3 very long days of driving ahead of us, but after a week of being apart and a crazy week of packing and moving before that, we're so excited to be together again as a family. I'm looking forward to lots of time in the car with my Phil - Starbucks in one hand and his hand in the other - the very best way to travel!


Bevy said...

Blessings to you in all of this *new* transition.

I like that last line. I hold my hubby's hand all the time, as well. IT really is a good way to travel.

In it - together!

Bethany said...

Safe travels to you. I pray that all the details of everything new will work out smoothly and you'll quickly feel settled into the next chapter of your life.

Angie said...

Sounds like fun! Keep us posted!

~nanashouse~ said...

I miss all of you but I know God will take care of you. Kiss everyone (yes even Phil) for me!

emyann said...

I love this hopeful post and I love you!

Monica Porter said...

Aww! So sweet! Wow, what a wonderful adventure. All things new, indeed. So exciting. Really excited for you guys. Can't wait to hear all the sweet things God's going to do with, for, and through you guys there!