We took the kids to DC to give them a little taste of the heart of the country. I think their favorite part really was the metro ride. It was perfect weather and I just love all the history in DC!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
It is no secret that Dave has been looking for a job for the past year upon his return from Afghanistan. It has been a very stressful and prayerful time in our family. Though he was networking mostly for a job in Huntsville, we decided to broaden the search and see what God had planned. I was a bit hesitant to think about the DC area as an option, so we saved it for last. Within days of applying to positions in DC, he had interest. This is where God taught me to trust him. We did our research on the cost of living, area and job and accepted the offer. The next day after talking to a real estate agent we began discussing the plan for our family. Should we put the house on the market and all go? Should we live apart for a year? The latter sounded good to me. But, we did decide that since our prayers had been answered we should leave that up to God as well. So, I called 3 people that I thought might be looking for investment property or know someone looking, one of which was the owners to the rental house next door. Then I prayed. I asked God to show me that this was a move he had planned. That he would make it so smooth, only he could do it. Not even 24 hours later I got a call back from the people who owned the house next door and 30 minutes after seeing the house we had a cash offer. 1 week later we closed. At the closing they looked at me and said "we want this to be easy for you. This is going to be a good move for you!" Wow. We have tried to sell our house off and on for 4 years and it sells in a day! I am in shock. From this point on everything else fell into place. We found a house that outlined everything I wanted to live in our price range, our wonderful friends, my mom, and church family stepped in and helped us pack up and clean out. It was an amazing example of God's provisions for our family. In the weeks past, I am happy to report, that we had a smooth move of an over packed 26ft Penske truck (In which we ran out of room!) as well as our expedition following. We got unpacked and settled in and Dave loves his job. The kids and I are adjusting well---It is a rough life hanging out at the pool all day. We are so thankful for all of the time we had in Alabama and for all the wonderful families we got to know. We are so excited to see what is in store for us now. I suppose I need to change my blog name to Virginianparkers? I guess in reality we are more like oregonian-alabamian-virginians. Can't wait to see what else might get added to the list later in life!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
It's July 16, 2014 and I am finally sitting here taking a breath realizing I have been checked out for a long time-4 months to be exact! Easter, zoo trips, fishing trips, family trips and even our biggest life event...a move to Virginia, has not been noted for our family book! Perhaps it's because this is the first time in 4 months that I have been able to stop running my marathon or I just really like back logging. Either way, I'm going to be committing myself to posting some highlights from these past events...so look out!