One Year Ago

The day after Memorial Day last year my hubby and I flew across the country from Michigan to Seattle.

The view out the window of our rental car in Seattle was cloudy, and it sprinkled. Hey! Is that the Space Needle?!

Then we drove 90 miles north and caught our first glimpse of  the town that would become our future home. My first thoughts were, This is the kind of place you visit on vacation. Pinch me, please!

Cloudy, cool and beautiful…

Could this really be our new home?

Then there was a whirlwind day of interviewing and sightseeing before my husband received THE  JOB OFFER. We sat in our hotel room looking at each other, asking ourselves if we were really considering a move across the country. We prayed, listed out all the pros & cons for our family and made our decision. I think it took all of 5 minutes. It was clear to both of us that this was where God was leading us and not just because of the pretty scenery 🙂

In the morning, we flew back to Michigan to pick up our girls who had been staying with my sister’s family, then we traveled back to Wisconsin. I spent the rest of the summer downsizing, cleaning, and packing while my hubby worked his new job from home and flew out west a couple of times for work  and to scout out places for us to live. This process took much longer than we thought it should, but in then end, God in His perfect timing led us to the perfect place for our family.

The front of our new home.

One year ago today, we ended our cross country roadtrip the 2,000 mile trek with 3 kids, 2 adults, and 2 cats crammed in a car and arrived in our new home. Well, technically, it was Sept. 21st, but I’m counting it as today, because it was also a Wednesday. 🙂

Our trusty road trip vehicle

One year ago, we arrived at our new home, were greeted happily by all our cul de sac neighbors, and ate Quiznno’s sandwiches using moving boxes for a dining table.  Then we decided to walk the girls over to the church on the corner that also just happened to be hosting their first night of AWANA for the year.

Our girls the day we left our old house in Wisconsin.

A year later!

What a difference a year makes!

We are overwhelmed by God’s blessings.

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