Sunday, May 25, 2014

Farwell Damascus

A house was made a homes by the lives of those who filled it. We journeyed together through the days and the years in laughter & tears. Our God upheld and sustained us in unimaginable ways. Our friends loved and cared for us, our family brought refuge and strength. So even though the address has changed a fam we are, even across the miles. Bonds formed by blood, loss, love and life will ever continue. What a gift we have! Friends and family, a journey to forever together! Love to all!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Crazy Continues- Moving

     It feels like a whirlwind here. Our home here in MD is under contract and the home inspection, appraisal and final repairs are under way. It is exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time.It is crazy all the details that go into this and to think I wanted to do a for sale by owner at first~ now just glimpse at what goes into this I am so very thankful for our Realtors. On this end, Dave Dabb and in SC Paul DuRant- shout out Bros, you guys are doing an amazing job! Luke has been handling all correspondence and logistics, my baby is going to be ready for a nice tall glass of southern Tea ( or something!) Needless to say everyone is working hard and things are continuing to come together. Still nothing is final- we are set to settle here in Md on May 9th if all goes well. We will rent back until May 26th.

     South Carolina Calls~ we are set to close on our new home there May 23rd. Luke will probably get the truck Friday and begin to load to drive down Saturday, I plan to drive down on Sunday with the kiddos. It is a beautiful place. It fits us to a T. Best of all, Luke has a separate building , whoo hoo!- His Only~ quiet place to get work done- okay maybe mine some =) aka the Man Cave on the weekend/Guest Cottage/ Zija Hub and The Office! This was so important to us as he now gets to work from home and travel back to DC, he  will have his very own office separate from the rest of the fam. The commute, a killer, 20 yards =) This 20x20 spot will be super utilized! So if you come our way, please stop and stay a day (or few!)

     I think that is about all for us, still we would appreciate your prayers as nothing is final and there are still lots of logistics- seriously who knew all that goes into this. Also for peace in this transition and joy for our family especially the kiddos. They are doing well but this mommas heart wants this to be a sweet and easy as possible transition for them.

    Long winded I know- here is my closing.... we will be back in MD the week of Aug 17 to meet Cam & Ally's lil one and spend some time here. SUPER EXCITED  to be an aunt again! As always thanks for joining us in our craziness!
Love to All

Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Micah Man!

"Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave
Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory? 
Oh Church! Come stand in the light! 
The glory of God has defeated the night! 
Oh death! Where is your sting? 
Oh hell! Where is your victory? 
Oh Church! Come stand in the light! 
Our God is not dead, he's alive! he's alive!"

We long for they day when our faith will be made sight, 
until then may hope abound. Happy Birthday dear Micah, 
you are greatly missed!

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, 
the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Sunday, April 27, 2014


A beautiful day to celebrate, have a bit of fun and visit some place that are
special to our family in honor of Mike's Bday!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Under Contract

    So it is really happening, we our now under contract, thanks to loads of hard work from my Lukey, Dave Dabb and his real estate team and huge blessings from the Lord~ we received a full price offer, needless to say we took it! Barring no bumps in the road we are scheduled to close on May 9th and will rent back until May 26th as we have a wonderfully important event to host on the 24th, Cam's wife Ally is expecting their first lil one and we get to a be part of hosting her baby shower, I am super excited!!!
    Surreal is still the word, we are wonderfully excited,a bit grieved, a touch of apprehensiveness , lil nervous ~ you get it a roller coaster of emotions as we transition. Thanks for your prayers, we see the Lord at work and it has brought my anxious heart peace many times over!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


      Today I received my first email with ya'll in it =) from our Realtor of all people! It still seems very surreal that the house will go on the market on Thursday. We are all exhausted but most of the major projects are done ( The deck is the last biggie we hope :)! To say it's been a roller coaster of emotions would be the understatement. The house looks great thanks to Lots of help from the kiddos mom, dad, Cameron and Ally. Dare say Better Homes & Gardens worthy- not really but great for us! Well at least for the pictures it was- until real life resumes.
     The weather has postponed our trip twice now and messed up my best made plans. Breat in particular has had to bear the brunt of that as his birthday plans and airsoft battle has to be rescheduled. But hopefully this weekend away will be a nice break for everyone. We are finally heading to South Carolina on Saturday.
     Please pray for us. I always said that the stars would have to align for us to make this move and many have, which we are really grateful for but there are are few left and they are Biggies. I know it will all work out but my heart can be a bit anxious about the remaining "Stars," not to mention sad about not being in the same state as some of the dearest people in the world to us. Its totally Sweet and totally bitter like dark chocolate with raspberry filling - yumm ( what can I say I am thinking Easter candy here!) Anyway as always we are sending our love and so grateful for your prayers, thoughts, support and friendship.
                                                               The journey continues!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy 12

It's hard to believe that 12 years have come and gone. It feels like I have only just blinked!  What a joy to be your mom and friend! Love ya so!