Friday, September 25, 2009

Sweet Home Alabama

(Come on, you knew that title was coming...)
We live in Alabama. I still am not used to how that sounds. Nor am I used to how thick the air is here. Or how much people around hear love to chat! They'll talk your ear off if you let them. The rivers are brown. The nights are stay hot. The dirt is red. There is no traffic. The bugs are LOUD. There are Super Targets. There are no coffee shops. (Perhaps the 90 degree weather and 100% humidity deters people, who knows?) Everyone goes to church. And there are a lot of what Carter calls "brown people". (Gulp. I am not sure what to do with this very astute observation. He is not wrong, however, we may need to work on our terminology.)

Thanks to my Mom and Dad and father in law, we are all unpacked. I really like our apartment. We did a little bit of sight-seeing before Andy had to go to work. We visited Monte Sano state park and Burritt's Mueseum. There is a little green belt near our house that we tried out. We are still operating off of one car for the next couple weeks, so I am a little house bound for now.
Andy doesn't have too much to report as far as work goes. He has an little cubby hole that he sits in and reads policy manuals. He is pretty much like Milton off of Office Space. Thankfully, this is only a temporary desk and they have tons of work, so he will not have to read manuals forever.
We will try out Sojourn church together on Sunday. It is an Acts 29 church right here in Huntsville. Yay, for that!
So, all in all, we are good. Thank you all for your prayers. God is good, and we continue to see his mercies even in all of this.

Going for a walk on the green way

The lovely Indian Creek. I don't think we will be swimming in that water.

Checking out some animals at the Burritt Museum

This is not our house (real estate is cheap around here, but not that cheap). It is the Burritt Mansion

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A little update

So, Andy, his Dad and my Dad drove to Alabama this week. They made it in yesterday morning. They did the drive in a little more than two days. They got in Tuesday morning and by the evening had picked out our new apartment. This is the link if you want to check it out. Our floor plan is the Fremont. They are brand new and only five minutes from Andy's work.

The POD will be delivered tomorrow. The guys will upload it and I will show up after all the work is hopefully done! :) My mom and I (with the kids of course) fly out on Friday afternoon. We are armed with Toy Story dvds and every snack imaginable. Hopefully the flight will be uneventful!

Our time in Boise has been great. Crazy but great. We miss our friends. I cry every time we go to a park and Carter asks if James and Charlie are coming, or when he gets in his little car at Nana's house and says his driving Darren's big red truck...I am hoping this gets easier.
But, all things considered we are doing well and feel ready for the great state of Alabama!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Not to be overly dramatic, but Monday we drove away from Seattle, knowing that we won't be back for quite some time. As we looked back over our shoulders and watched the skyline disappear it was so surreal to know we are not coming back. Though I was sad to say goodbye to the city, I was heartbroken to say goodbye to our friends. They were more than just friends, they were our family. I am not going to "were" because you don't lose your family. I know we will stay in touch. Our friends made our three years in Seattle wonderful. We thank Jesus for you all. We love you guys! And you had better come visit us. We'll deep fat fry something:)

What we do...well, mostly just what the kids do