Monday, February 1, 2016

Coffee Date



Hi, everyone! 

Life has been full lately and I feel like a lot has happened. I'm never really sure how catch everyone up but I'll give it a go. 

Dave and I are officially back in Wichita. Although we don't have jobs or an official home of our own to live in it is nice to be back in our home town. 

We did a lot of traveling in the US. We made it all the from Canada down to San Diego, over to Albuquerque and then back to Kansas. It was a lot of driving but I'm thankful for safety along the way. 

We got to see a lot of things on our trip from beaches to the world's largest tree to elk and seals and more. It was really really neat. We also got to see some of our favorite people! Christmas was spent with family and then we were able to spend a few extra days in Whidbey Island where my brother and family live. I got to get in a lot of cuddling time with my two month old neice and that was so precious. 

A lot of people have asked us "What was your favorite place?" And to that I would say Rialto beach and seeing the world's largest trees. Both were amazing in their own way and I'll have to write a post for both of those places.  

The most "I'll never forget moment" was when we booked a stay at a hostel that turned out to be a hippies home where he threw in a few bunk beds and called it a hostel. His book shelf contained a Bible, CS Lewis books, ADD books, and how to grow marijuana and so much more weirdness. SO SO SO weird you guys. 

I got to meet my great Aunt on this trip. My grandma passed away when I was around 8 years old and seeing her sister was in a way reconnecting me to my grandma. It was just a really special time and I'm so thankful God allowed that to happen. 

We spent a day and a half with my brother in San Diego before he deployed. We had a lot of fun. We got to watch him fly out and I cheered really loud and cried all at the same time. He'll be gone for 7 months so say a prayer for him and his family if you think about it. 

We got to see my Dad's pastor and his wife in Albuquerque. They are pretty much our adopted grandparents. It was a blessing to spend time with them and to see them still actively pursuing a relationship with Christ and serving Him. 

Dave and I also got to spend a lot of time together. Sometimes we are together so much that it is easy to take that for granted. Someone last week, who has lost their spouse, reminded me that the greatest blessing of traveling is that we actually have each other to travel with. I'm glad we were able to see so many things together. Dave planned about 90% of this trip and he is really good at planning road trips. He'd plan the locations and things to do there and I'd figure out lodging and restaurants.

Our car was eventful this trip and not in a good way. The car died twice and had to be jumped and finally we got a new battery. It doesn't sound like a big deal but when you are on the road and your car won't start it's a big deal! 

We got back home last Monday night. Now, Dave is job hunting and has put his application in at a ER here in town. We are praying about that and hope to hear something soon. I've been looking at housing but we aren't going to do anything until a job is secured. 

In the mean time we are farm sitting! Random, right? When I lived in Korea I met a lady who, get this..... is from Kansas! We had never met before and she and her family were only 30 minutes away from where I live. They are out of town so we are watching their sheep, horses, cow, chickens, pigs, rabbits, cats and dogs. It's really peaceful out here and we are thankful for the quiet time. 

So I guess we can wrap it by saying that we are in transition still. It's honestly my least favorite place to be but it is where we are. Some days are easy and some are hard. I know God has a perfect plan and even if life is in 'transitional' right now I can still lean into Him. 


I hope you all are doing well! I'd love to hear how you are lately. Tomorrow I have a post about our time in Canada - what we loved and what we didn't (like our car window being smashed in....) =)

8 comments :

  1. Wow, so much adventure! It sounds like it was a great road trip with lots of loved ones along the way. I think those are the best kind. I know the waiting and transition is so hard - but God's got a pretty awesome plan. Praying for peace, patience and open doors for you!

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  2. Praying that you hear back about the next steps soon, friend!

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  3. Glad you made it home safely from what sounds like a very eventful trip!

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  4. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Love your "hostel" experience. Pretty sure I would have left. You are braver than me. 😂

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  5. I love the life update lady! It was so fun to see you guys going all around the country- you have some beautiful pictures up on Facebook! I know how hard periods of transition can be so I'll be praying for you and that Dave hears back from that ER job!

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  6. Glad to hear things went well on your trips... I enjoyed seeing updates here and there on FB! :) Farm sitting sounds super fun too!

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  7. I'm glad for safety in your travels! Those trees sound really cool. And what about this hotel??? So weird!

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