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packing & moving

12 May

Yes, we are moving! We found renters and we are heading out. Exciting? Yes. We are very excited. We found a great place up in Scottsdale and we are stoked to be closer to Scottsdale Bible Church.

We can’t wait!

But, I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t sad to leave this house though. All of me wishes we could just pick up this house and move it to Scottsdale with us.

But obviously, we can’t.

So we are entrusting it to a good family and praying that it will be well taken care of like we have taken care of it! So in a week from today, we will begin the move out process. We’ve been blessed with a great situation that’s allowing us to move out slowly, to deep clean the house for our renters and for this prego lady to take a pretty big move at her own pace! I’m grateful at how God’s taken care of us through this entire process. Ever since Jay was laid off all the way up until now.

Why do I still doubt sometimes? Geez. You’d think I’d learn by now.

So these next few weeks are going to be INSANE. Tomorrow I’m leaving to head to San Diego for a Boudoir Session that I was hired for. It’s also turned into an all girls weekend, (which I can gladly check off our list!!) and is definitely something that I NEED. It’s been a stressful time, these past few weeks, and although I am going out there to work, I am thrilled to have a little time to relax. It will most likely be my last girls weekend getaway before Rider is born. I can’t wait!

Once I get home, it’s time to pack pack pack! And work work work! We have so many edits we are working on for Session Nine Photography, so I have to manage a way to stay on top of that too. SO, the next couple weeks are going to be exhausting. But at the end of it all, we will be up in Scottsdale and in the community where Jay works. So it’s obviously going to be totally worth it. Life never slows down. I’m hoping it does a little bit after we move.

Six months ago I never thought we’d be here. And although it’s been somewhat of a lonely road, I have never been more grateful and more happy to be where we are. I’m glad we’ve made it here.


1 Jul

DSC08629We are headed to California to spend some time with our dear friends Ron & Anna Merrell! Jason was asked to lead worship at Ron’s youth group, so we packed everyone up and headed west for a couple days!

Man, packing for a kid is sure hard. It’s gotten easier, the older he’s gotten. The first time we went to Flagstaff, I didn’t know what to bring. So I brought it all.

And I mean ALL of it! Ha!

We traveled with Brayline and the other guys in the band probably thought I was crazy for bringing everything that I did. HA! I just didn’t know what to expect or what I’d need- he was only 2 months old.

Now at 8 months, I am getting better at simplifying our traveling life, but it’s still humorously hard! The planner in me packs for every worst case scenario, every weather prediction, and any possible event that we MIGHT do in the two days that we are there.

Better safe than sorry, right?

I guess not when you’re driving a Ford Focus.