Thanksgiving was great. The drive back was ROUGH...part of why we wanted to move before Christmas. I still have all the pictures on my camera. We got back, made the decision to move two weeks from then and it's been a whirlwind ever since. The move was successful. We managed (barely) to fit all our stuff into a 26 foot truck. We then fit almost everything into two storage units and are still living out of suitcases. We realized that we HAVE our computer and our tv but no cords to set them up. (so funny, kind of) So really it might be several more months before I blog about Thanksgiving.
So BIG NEWS for those of you who don't yet know: Josh got the job we were hoping for. Literally we found out the last few hours in our apartment. He probably wouldn't have been able to accept unless we made that crazy decision to move before he got the job. OR we'd be making the drive for Christmas then moving a few days later. Or missing Christmas completely. It is just such amazing confirmation that this was the best decision AND that it is what God wants for us.
We decided to find a temporary place to live IN Goshen instead of commuting from Fort Wayne (especially in the winter months). It turns out my Mom knows somebody in Goshen that manages an apartment triplex for a missionary family and one of the apartments is open Jan 1. AND they are fine if we live there just a few months. So most likely we will be living there...maybe even by the end of the week. We just need to go look at it to make sure.
We had a great Christmas! We started in Olivet with Josh's family. Then we headed down to Fort Wayne with my family. Then we went back up to MI again. Right now we're in Muskegon with Josh's brother & family for New Year's. We decided to stay until Wednesday so they could watch a football game Tuesday night. Then we will (hopefully) drive straight to Goshen Wed. Morning to check out the apartment and finalize Josh's job. We went last week, too, but they accidentally put his criminal check through IN instead of PA so they had to do it again.
So the plan is to hopefully start soon, live in temporary housing for at least three months, and then buy a house hopefully soon after that.
We are all enjoying being closer to family. Brooklynn especially has come out of her shell. It is so fun to watch her play with her cousins.
I think the hardest adjustment do far will be my handling of the mall...it is REALLY small.
It still feels a little bit like we're just taking a long Christmas vacation.
This is one of the park in Goshen. I can't wait to take the girls there when it gets nicer.