Saturday, July 25, 2009

Laurel Park, NC

It is very strange for me to not work especially since as a minister my work was much more than a job. The church I served was our family's church home. It is where my kids were baptized and where they have spent most of their days. And it is home for me in the friendships and people.

So to leave the church is quite strange. Knowing now that we will as a family seek to find a church together. This will be an interesting journey for us as Ben and I have never chosen a church together. And I am not quite sure if we will find a church home that compares to PPC. And we aren't even going to attempt until the fall.

Even though leaving the church has been quite hard, the upside is that our weekends are no longer driven by my church schedule. We can actually go on weekend getaways and sleep in on Sunday. As much sleeping in as one can do with three toddlers running around!

The first weekend in June, my very first weekend not working, we went to my parents mountain place in Hendersonville, NC. Here are some of the scrapbook pages from that... The park we visited is one of my favorite places.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

It has been awhile

Wow! I cannot believe my last post was in APRIL!!! There has been a lot going on with our family and I just never found the time. Sorry!

Long story short...

We couldn't sell our house- sad!!! So, we are trying to rent it out. And of course, in order to do that, we had to have the whole house painted, carpets redone and cleaned, etc., etc.... too much money for a house we aren't living in!!!

We are renting an apartment in Greenville until we figure out where to go from here, but at least we are together! We moved in last week!

Greenville is going to a great place to raise our family. There is so much for the kids to do and I cannot wait to be on the adventure with him.

I am still missing my work, most especially the people, but everyday I wonder how the heck I was a fulltime minister and fulltime (single during the week) mother. I am so grateful that my husband has the ability to support our family so I can spend some of these precious years at home. Without him, it would not be possible.

Okay... I promise to post lots of pics and keep this blog updated. In the meantime, here are a few scrapbook pages of our last few months in our Matthews home.