Friday, July 11, 2014

sweet home alabama


we've been in alabama for over a month. perhaps you can tell by these instagram pics, it kinda already feels like home. on the other hand, we're all feeling a little displaced and trying to get our footing here. hope glimmers above the gloom of leaving north dakota comfort, family and routine. days have have been long and sometimes sad, but also brimming with excitement and fun over new discoveries as we attempt to lay down our roots. it's difficult though, to lay roots in one place when you feel like they're still planted elsewhere. we're adjusting. and it's more fun than it sounds maybe? i've grown accustomed to making adjustments, and that doesn't at all mean i love the process, like i love pizza or the beach. but i love it still. stretching with my family, learning more to trust god and not myself is always good. amen.

our laptop has been a real fickle piece of work. it's working tonight, so i'm checking in. to say i'm still here, and that i probably have a lot to say. as my technology allows, of course. 
in a few weeks, elijah begins kindergarten. and that, my friends, is a whole 'nother adjustment. i'm already weeping and we haven't even bought school supplies yet. how is he old enough for all day kinder. how? anyway, that time away will breed lots of blogging and shop time, i hope. i'm hungry for connecting here again and sharing some work that's been happening in me. plenty of shaking up in my heart and soul, much like our big move across the country!

anyway. hello, happy weekend! XO

10 comments:

  1. Oh happy day! Hello old friend. Happy to see you back on here {and my computer is quite fickle}. Go EG! Kinder!! Hugs.

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  2. Oh yay! So good to hear your voice again! ❤️

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  3. Very early am and mud afternoon are the only two times my computer is even halfway on the job! Not enough bandwidth, they say. So nice to hear you are building new memories and working to settle into your new home. Blessings.

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  4. Oh sweet Hannah! How I've missed you! Your IGs are so sweet and I smile at each one! xo

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  5. Hi! I've missed your blog posts! It's been fun to watch you guys discover your new home on IG! All day kindergarten?! So bittersweet! Praying for you as that gets closer. He's going to rock it! You both will ;)

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  6. Wow! Two big transitions for you. Moves can take awhile. Sometimes you learn it's okay to split your heart between two places. Hang in there for the school transition. You will make it through. Perhaps with a few tears, but you will survive. Enjoy this new chapter.

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  7. Looks like such a great summer. Hang in there, sweetie.

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  8. Love your E photos! So many big changes! Hugs and prayers!

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  9. the adjusting gets easier and harder. : ) i can't really explain it, but that's how i feel. saying a prayer for you, friend. somehow though, all the changes and transitions and unknowns and disappointments make Jesus more precious (but you know that already!). and that's the best. xoxo.

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  10. So glad to hear you guys are getting settled into your new surroundings. Change is always difficult--especially moving to a new state. I remember when we moved to Virginia several years ago, leaving all our family and friends behind in Texas. Our son was only 13 months old and I felt so guilty taking him so far away from both sets of grandparents. I struggled for a few months with opening my heart to our new surroundings--but once I started meeting new friends, settled into our new church congregation and started a new job--I began to feel to feel so much more at peace with the move.

    Hang in there…I'm sure many new and exciting things are in store for you and your sweet family in Alabama!

    xo,
    jenn

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