Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Family Update

OK, Here's the deal: I was all excited about posting this update of our family with all kinds of cute pics of the boys, our new house, and our church, but I have lost my camera. I have turned this place upside down and still cannot find it anywhere. So much for learning to be more on top of it and more sentimental. I am hoping Chris has a few pics on his computer that I can post.

On to the update. We have been here in South Florida for about 3 months now. We are about 20 minutes North of Miami. I am closer (way closer!) to Cuba than I am to Charlotte. That is pretty crazy for someone who has never lived more than 5 miles away from my family :). While the adjustment to life in Florida has been hard on us all at times, I am so thankful that Chris had the faith and courage to follow the Lord's calling and bring us here. We have seen the Lord move in our own personal lives and in the church like never before. It has truly been an amazing adventure.

The boys are doing great. They both are in preschool at the church and are just starting to enjoy it. Talk about good timing, today was one of the first times neither of them cried when Chris dropped them off, and there are only 2 days left before summer break! Oh well.

I am still pregnant. 6 weeks to go and it is beginning to get pretty hot down here. Baby Annie could come anytime now and that would be just fine with me. I told Chris yesterday that being pregnant 3 times in 4 years is like riding the same roller coaster over and over. The first time is great-- new and exciting and you can't wait to do it again. As soon as you get off you jump back on for a second turn. Only this time it has lost a bit of its thrill and excitement, but it's still pretty cool. The third time you get on only because your spouse begged you to ride once more, and this time, you want to puke the whole time you're on the ride. I know that sounds harsh, and don't get me wrong-- I love this baby girl inside of me to pieces-- but in my book right now, pregnancy ranks with cleaning the toilets after the family has had the stomach bug. I guess that's what I get for having 3 kids in less than 4 years! Those of you who have 4 or more kids-- my hat goes off to you!

Before we moved here, Chris came down and picked out a house for us by himself. I have to say, he did a great job. I love our house and neighborhood. We have a beautiful lake and palm tree in my back yard. Each morning when I wake up and look out the windows into my back yard, I have to remind myself that this is home and we are not just on vacation! I will post a few pics of the house soon.

Our church is amazing. It is growing weekly, and the Lord has blessed us with the most wonderful people to serve together with. Everyone is so passionate about seeing God move in a mind blowing way at our campus. They jump at the opportunity to step out and be stretched so that God can work through them in a bigger way than they ever imagined. It has been quite an adventure serving alongside this group-- and we have enjoyed every minute of it!! We are blessed.

Well, I think that about catches us up to speed for the last 3 months. I hope all is well in NC (I can say that at this point, because the only people who will read this will be my sisters and mom and they all live in NC :).


Faith said...

Oh, this is so exciting! Your family is just precious! I love that we will be able to stay connected with what's going on down there. It sounds like y'all are getting settled in nicely. Hope you find the camera because I would love to see more pics soon!
P.S. Your mention of Cuba made me miss it...we've been there twice on mission trips...I would love to go back. It's gorgeous!

Kim McCutcheon said...

Not sure if you remember me, but I did Ekidz at Elevation. I found out you guys moved to South Fla. We lived there about 9 years ago- it was a culture shock to this southern girl- and driving is a nightmare. We went to First Baptist Pembroke Pines while we lived there. Good luck- I've heard your pastor speak at our senior graduation at Metrolina Christian last year.
Kim McCutcheon