Monday, December 26, 2011

Our new adventure has begun.



Merry day after Christmas and hello again to anyone who still drops by here to keep tabs on me and my family! We are settling in to the home you see pictured above, in Minnesota. There is no snow on the ground- which is nearly unheard of this time of year- and we are renters at the moment, hoping and praying our home back in Michigan will sell soon.

It has been a very long 5 weeks of packing and driving and unpacking and saying goodbyes and hellos and throwing in some celebrations for Christmas all at the same time. The good news is that I think the worst is over. The bad news is there is still a 3-car garage filled with boxes for us to sort and go through as we make this new place our home for now. The kids are all doing very well. They are excited to be in a new neighborhood; they love their new rooms and the layout of this house; and we are within an hour driving distance to my parents and many of our cousins too. So although it has been an intense (to say the least!!) month to get to this point, we are thankful that God has opened the door for us to be where we are and we are anxious to have this feel like home.

We will miss so many friends back in Michigan and are thankful for internet and ways to stay in touch so that it doesn't feel like there are that many miles between us all. We have lots to do- including getting the kids enrolled in school, setting Wyndham up with doctors and therapists, and even re-taking the MN road test in order to get proper licenses for this state. It seems like a never-ending list of things to do, but we are happy that so far we have stayed healthy and even had some moments of fun in between the major moments of stress during this major move. I look forward to being back to blogging and I hope the posts are not so few and far between.

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. From me and my Nitty.Gritty. family, we wish you the very best in the coming New Year too!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

So fun to see you're back to your Nitty Gritty site (almost typed "self") I so envy you in that you're living back in MN!!! We left with our very young kids (I'm old enuf to be your mom) with a promise from The Hub that we'd move back 'some day'! Well don't think that'll happen (that I know of) any time soon since we're in Florida now and he's not missing the mid-west winters! Best of wishes in your home/sale in Michigan AND in your 'settling in' in Minnesota!!!

ellen said...

Just yesterday I was wondering how you were doing; I'm glad you are getting settled and I hope the holidays have been nice.

Edith said...

So good to hear from you! A belated happy christmas to you and your family and wishing you lots of blessings for the new year!

My name is Amee said...

Oh so glad to see a post from you!! I hope y'all had a Merry Christmas too. Sounds like you've been super BUSY!
I'm wishing y'all the very best life has to offer for 2012! You definitely deserve a good one. :)
Good luck with all your unpacking. Btw, your house is just gorgeous!!
Take care & God bless you and your precious family!

Chelsea said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for taking time to update us! Praying as life continues!

Joyce K said...

Welcome back to MN! Glad that things are going well and hopefully all things will fall into place soon!

Justine said...

Great to hear that all is well. Take care and enjoy each moment as it comes. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Justine

MelanieL said...

Your new home is beautiful, I'm glad you had a successful move! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

wow, what a house. must be nice.

JP said...

Merry merry Christmas to your family! So glad to hear that the move was successful and that you are all well. All the best in 2012!

jenny said...

Yay, Jody. Glad you're back. Y'all are in my prayers. God bless!

Hall Family in MD said...

Beautiful home! Praying for you on your new adventure =)

darcie said...

well, welcome to MN! What a GORGEOUS home! Here's to new beginnings - (and hoping our MN winter stays as mild as it has been!) xxoo