Transition Update

1.12.2016

Well, it's been a BUSY month...here's a run down of all that has happened....

Most of y'all know we moved out of our place near the beginning of December.  It was suppose to take the moving truck about 2 weeks to get to Knoxville so we planned to stay with our friends Tom and Izzy for a week before we flew out to my parents house in Arkansas. Right before this week we had the Edgewood Music Recital and Going Away Reception at EBC.  During this week, we had our Christmas Dessert at Edgewood, Madelyn's dance recital, Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach and the kids' last days of Preschool and Cubbies. All went well, but it was definitely a pretty emotional last week and weekend for us.  Even though we are excited about new relationships and new ministries ahead, it was hard to say goodbye to so many great friends in Seattle.

last get together with special friends

EBC preschool choir

going away reception at Edgewood

Shaun/Tim music academy recital
  
last days at preschool

Lights of Christmas

Dance Recital

Christmas Dessert

special time with Mrs. Herbison

time with the Harshaw's

donuts with the Hunter's

with mi amiga, Michelle

with Mill and Myra

last Sunday morning

with Grandma Izzy and Grandpa Tom

last night in Seattle with friends

After the program, we hopped on a plane with the kids and the dogs to head to Arkansas.  Everyone was great and we got there in one piece, whew!  A couple days after we got there, just about everyone in the family got a stomach bug.  So gross.  Our moving truck was also stuck in a snowstorm and ended up being delayed about a week.  Which meant more time in Arkansas!  We enjoyed Christmas with my family then Tim and I drove to Knoxville the day after to setup and start unpacking.  A group from our new church came over a couple days after to help us paint...thanks friends!  I would have taken us for.e.ver to paint it all ourselves.  Very grateful for this new church family.  I then flew back to AR to pick up the kids and my mom.  We drove out the next day to head back to Knoxville.  The kids did pretty well in the car (thank you technology!).  Mom stayed for a couple days to help out while we continued unpacking and setting up.  Tim and I celebrated 11 years of marriage on New Year's Eve!  We'll hopefully go on a mini vaca once things settle down a bit :). 

May 2007
 December 2015
seat by myself on the first leg! (that baby's name is Madelyn..spelled the same way)

painting nails with Aunt Crystal

guitar with Uncle G
  
with Steve, Angela and Ian

riding the train at Creekmore
  
baking birthday cake for Jesus

meeting baby Ben
  
movie date

drummin'

with Greg, Crystal, Garrett & Ben
  
Christmas morning
 with Uncle Wade

1st Road Trip

2nd Road Trip

painting
 
We're now slowly getting settled and finding a groove in our new home.  The kids have started their new preschool which they are enjoying.  We are enjoying getting to know new friends at our church.  Tim really enjoys working with the staff and it seems like it's going to be a great fit for us. 


It has been a very eventful month for us, but we are happy to finally be here and excited to see what God has in store for us in this new ministry and new community.

1 comment:

Mom said...

What a wonderful adventure God has in store for all of you in the future!!! Love you, Gigi