Moving

where we are

I haven't talked much in the last 7 months about where we are. What we are doing. But I felt the need to spill my guts, and bring you guys in a little more on the inside of our life. Mostly because I need to talk it out and plead for prayers and encouragement from you guys. My husband and I work in ministry. We were at our church for years, before we left and moved to California. We absolutely loved CA, and had a blast being a part of our church and life there. But, we felt the urge to move closer to family. We were beginning to try to get pregnant with our second, and start the adoption process with number 3. The thought of doing all that so far from family was difficult for me. We packed it up and moved to Oklahoma right before Thanksgiving of last year.

That's the back story. The hard truth is: we've been unemployed since. Thankfully, my husband being a worship leader he has been working a lot of weekends. We got pregnant immediately after moving here, and it's been a blessing having hubs at home to help out. Since for about 4 months I could barely get off the couch I was so sick.

We've been through some testing. A few job opportunities have come and gone, but we aren't letting that get us down. Typically with no steady income, a baby on the way and a toddler eating us out of house and home (or living on goldfish)...that would be very stressful. But this time in our life hasn't been stressful. I can't wrap my mind around the peace I feel, and the fact that God is providing for us.

I feel blessed.

I feel taken care of.

And most importantly, I know that my babies are taken care of.

My precious little family.

Yes, we have had to cut back some. We only have one car right now, and we live in my in-laws Oklahoma house while they live in Alaska. It's an honor to me to take care of their home for them, and make a home for my family. I am getting to spend so much time with my husband, which is an amazing blessing.

We are really learning to rely on God for the little things.

And it works. Every month. A random $400 here. An unexpected $200 there. Brook continues to get calls to lead worship, which pays pretty good. God really does provide all our needs.

Philippians 4:19 You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.

Thank you all for your prayers and support as we continue down this road of uncertainity. We appreciate all the love and encouragement we feel from each of you!

mother hen without a nest

We recently made a big life change.  A big one. The move from Southern California to Oklahoma has happened. It hasn't been the easiest adjustment {um, hello freezing COLD}, but we are slowly beginning to make our life here.  We are thankful to have friends and family closer, and for all the help. But I hate that unsettled feeling. The feeling of the unknown.  We are jobless. We are uncertain. We are frankly...a little scared. I'm a nester. I love having my space and making it my own. It's just what I do. As a huge blessing to us, my inlaws have opened their home to us. They have a house in Oklahoma, but currently live in Alaska. We couldn't be more blessed to have this place to live. But with the unknown ahead, I just can't bring myself to unpack all the boxes and settle in. It's not our space. Not totally.

I find myself feeling held back from what I do, but excited for what is ahead. I am on hold from my normal nesting.

A mother hen without a nest.

Trying to feel "settled" and be content and any and all circumstances.

How do you handle the unknown and learn to be content when you don't know what is ahead for you and your family?

{life.love.lens}

Welcome to {life.love.lens} as I share with you a picture a day of the coolest tiny person in my life. Check back every Friday for a look at the week through my lens!

Week 35 – {November 19 – November 25}

Friday 11/19 - Having lunch at the Beachcomber Cafe on the beach!

Saturday 11/20 - It's moving day!! Let's get this truck loaded!

Sunday 11/21 - We are in Oklahoma! Having fun exploring around her new house.

Monday 11/22 - Having fun unpacking and finding fun stuff!

Tuesday 11/23 - Playing with her buddy Lila

Wednesday 11/24 - Swinging and enjoying a beautiful fall day

Thursday 11/25 - Happy Thanksgiving!! Having a blast playing with Mia & Anna and celebrating being 8 months old today!

a major move

Well, we are moved. Sorta. The babe and I flew in to Oklahoma on Saturday evening and hubs began the horrid drive on Sunday morning. He is on day two on the road with the pup. I'm so thankful he's doing it for us and we aren't trying to do it with the baby. Man that would be bruuuutal. Blogging, tweeting and pretty much everything has been next to non-existent while we attempt to move and settle into our new home here. Its different. Its not Huntington Beach. Its supposed to get in the 20's later this week. Not. Okay.

But we are excited about this new chapter and what is ahead for us. Hopefully a job for hubs.

Ok, give me a day or two to settle and I promise we'll be back to our regularly scheduled awesomeness.