You may wonder why I haven’t blogged in… oh, forever…! Well, here’s a glimpse into our lives over the past few weeks (and coming up):
Nov 17 – Sign Lease on New Place
Nov 20 – Wedding Rehearsal (Mike: groomsman; Me: bridesmaid)
Nov 21 – Wedding
Nov 22 – Wedding Party Brunch
Nov 26 – Hosted Thanksgiving Dinner with Friends
Dec 03 – Mike’s Birthday (Happy 24th, darling!)
Dec 05 – Mike’s Birthday Celebration
Dec 06 – Arlington Church Plant Sendoff
Dec 12 – Move to Arlington
Dec 19 – Leave for Florida
We’ve been a little distracted – in between all the celebrations and engagements, we’ve been packing to move, so our house feels like it’s in shambles. Add to that realtors coming over to show the house, people coming to buy stuff we’ve sold on Craigslist.com, and Christmas shopping, and we’re pretty wiped!
But we’re so happy that we’re moving to Arlington this Saturday. It’s on the same street as two of our friends who also happen to be our Care Group leaders! Yes, I suppose that makes us stalkers. And yes, Jill and Michael, I believe this means we are incapable of living on a street without friends.
Why are we moving to Arlington? Well, to be closer to our Care Group (read: Bible Study, for you non-churchified folk), of course! And the church plant that Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD is sending off has finally begun. Redeemer Church of Arlington will begin meeting with just the core team in January and February (we have a few meetings this month, too). We’ll post a blog when we “go public,” because then we want all our friends to come!
Please pray for us over the next 2 weeks as we pack, move, unpack, repack for vacation, and finish up stuff… like Christmas shopping. Pray for focus and stamina, and also for grace and joy to serve our new church, even amidst busyness at home.
I’m going to post photos of the new rental house soon – as in, within a week (I hope). So stay tuned!