Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer

Hello beautiful people.

I haven’t written to update you on what’s up in my life in a while. So here we go.

Peter and I are no longer living in an apartment in Kalamazoo! We’re saving up money and in the process of getting a loan (which is taking way longer than expected because we’ve never been in debt, and we’ve intentionally never had a credit card) so we can buy our first home! We’re living with my amazing in-laws and it’s been such a blessing. They live in the country and it’s been so relaxing for me to have such easy access to trees and nature and all the green things I love so much. I’m also loving that they have chickens and a garden (who knew!?). I look forward to checking for eggs or tomatoes, green beans, or cucumbers--or so many other yummy veggies. God’s creations are pretty incredible. =)

I really am amazed at how full our summers are. I always expect them to be so much less than the WA seasons--we aren’t having WorshipArts four days a week for goodness sakes!--but it really doesn’t slow down that much. We kicked off the summer with a trip Ishpeming, MI to play on a worship team for a conference, and it hasn’t slowed down too much since then.

We’ve gone to open houses,
went to a lake with my family,
helped out with a few New Day Vandalia Campus services,
celebrated three years of marriage,
packed up our whole apartment and moved most of our stuff into storage,
hosted a fantastic WorshipArts camp,
explored Chicago for the fourth,
saw more fireworks on a lake with lots of friends,
drove up north for my uncle’s wedding,
attended my childhood best friend’s wedding,
vacationed in the UP for Cedar Campus,
played at one of the new Kalamazoo House of Prayer’s soft-start services,
traveled to Ohio for Peter’s family reunion,
and led worship at a racetrack church service.

One really great thing about all the driving we’re doing this summer: we’ve gotten back into listening to audiobooks together. Peter and I revisited a few books from the Ender series by Orson Scott Card, and right now we’re listening to a new one that was released just a few years ago. Peter’s been listening to the Screwtape letters, and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, and just this morning he shared some of the preface of Mere Christianity with me (Uhm. So stinkin’ amazing.).

What’s next? We’ve got the WorshipArts Festival this Saturday, and next Saturday the WorshipArts season begins! (And my brothers-in-law are scheming with me for a last hurrah trip to Michigan’s adventure. So hoping that happens!)

My only real summer “regret” is that I haven’t made it out to South Haven yet. I hope I can squeeze that in before the summer is gone. But honestly, I’ve gotten lots of fun memories and been able to do so many great things--it’s been different than summers past, but it’s been pretty lovely in it’s own way.

I hope these last few weeks of August are super blessed for you, and you can have some nice summery moments to treasure forever--take the time to look for them; it’s worth it.

1 comment:

Jerry said...

I'm surprised about the South Haven thing. See you Saturday.

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