Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Big Announcement!

Okay, over the years it seems like we’ve had a lot of “big announcements!”  From marriage, to pregnancies and births, to moves and job changes, we’ve loved sharing our news with all of you!  And it looks like we’ve got another big announcement to share!  It is with a mix of both sadness and excitement that we’d like to tell you that in a few weeks we will be moving to Colorado where Chris is going to pastor a church in Redstone – a beautiful mountain town on the western slope.
We have truly loved living here in Kentucky!  It’s been one big adventure after another.  We’ve fallen in love with the Red River Gorge, hiked more trails than we can count, kayaked in rivers and lakes, and a few of us have fallen head over heels for rock climbing. (Okay, maybe just Sophia! Some of us are still a bit scared of heights!  By “some of us” I might just mean me, but that’s beside the point!) Since moving here, we’ve been able to see so much of the country on our great summer camping road trips!  From Florida to Maine, to Wyoming and back.  We’ve had a lot of fun! And man, this country has so much to see!
The kids have loved being part of the Swimchester Sailfish swim team and have met some of the most amazing kids you’ll ever know.  Good kids from good families!  They’ve loved running on their school’s cross country team.  Who knew that my little fish could run?  And we’ve met some really incredible people along the way!  We’ve truly loved the people of Stanton Christian Church and have loved getting to serve God alongside you.  You will all be greatly missed.    
That’s where the sadness comes.  It’s so hard to say goodbye to so many wonderful people.  Thankfully, we’re really blessed with technology that allows us to stay in touch so easily.  Plus, we’re only going to be about 21 hours away (or a few hours by plane). So just know you’ll always have a place to stay if you ever want to head west and check out the Rocky Mountains!  They’re truly indescribable!
And now we’re looking forward to our new home and the new adventures that await.  We’re most excited about the new church family that we’ve met in Redstone.  You’ve been so welcoming and kind, and we can’t wait for what the future holds!

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ~ Susan Sontag