Shannon Falls, August 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Not sure what to do!

I hope that title doesn't sound as if something terrible has happened...because it surely hasn't. David and a great friend loaded the moving truck this morning. I took the customs paperwork back about 2 hours later, and we were...done. I've had an afternoon to sit, watch tv, and doing nearly nothing. Of course, that doesn't mean that there aren't things floating around my mind to do, but I have nothing pressing. We have my school stuff to take to our storage unit of stuff staying here and we need to finish packing suitcases, but other than that, I think things are pretty much done. Other than final goodbyes and visiting places we won't have in Vancouver. I'm going to miss Chick-fil-A!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Long-term sub

Our friend Conrad is doing me a huge favor. Surrey Christian School needs a long-term substitue from October through mid-June. I created and emailed Conrad all the documents required for this position. The posting expires June 8, and this would be a perfect opportunity for me to get my foot in the door in BC. I know many of you are praying for us and our journey, so you can add this specific request.

If this isn't it, I don't know what is, but God will open another door. This would still allow me to teach without the full pressures of the job. Plus, I wouldn't start until October! It's for a history, Bible, and English position. Thanks for praying!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


2.6. Only 2.6 more days with my 7th graders. While I'm actually very ready for the end with my darlings (that sounds awful, I know), it also means we're THAT much closer to leaving the US. We just found out today that for our Visas we have to have passports. For us, that's not a huge deal; it does mean we have to trek to NOLA this week to get Hayden's. Nothing like last minute, right?!

We had a "scare" with housing, but praise God, the lady we initially spoke to about her apartment dropped the rent! It's a long, detailed story, but we know for sure that we're back in the apartment we were planning for in the beginning. It was also very humbling to know that not even having met us, she wanted us. She told our friend Conrad (who's doing the footwork in Coquitlam right now) that she desired for us to come in because she knew we would take care of the place.

Please be praying about work. David's clergy Visa doesn't allow him to work and that's fine. We knew it wouldn't. We can go "x" amount of months thanks to our partners where I don't necessarily have to work. But we have found a long-term sub position at a local Christian private school that would get my foot in the door and could possibly garner a full-time, full-school-year position the following fall. If I got this position, I would start in October and go through June. Pray for David too as he'd become a stay-at-home daddy and the housekeeper and cook! I don't know if he's ready for ALL of that on top of the church business that we'll be jumpstarting and pouring our lives into.

David leaves two weeks from this morning and Hayden and I leave in a little less than three. We have some major (teary) goodbyes in that time. God just continues to work everything out; we knew He would, but He still blows my mind!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lock it up

Well, it's officially official. We just locked our first homes' door for the last time. Rather bittersweet. There were things I loved and hated about that house, but it was where we brought Hayden home and where we spent four years of our five year marriage. I loved the space; hated cleaning 2200 sq. ft. Loved that Hayden could ride his bikes inside; hated the white carpet. Loved the yard to play and entertain in; hated keeping it cut 10 out of 12 months (that's what it felt like!). It's sad but exciting to say goodbye. I knew one house growing up. Hayden won't be that way but it's cool. Here's to new adventures in Vancouver!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Common Place

The church we are starting is called The Common Place. We even have a FB page and it's completely humbling how many people are praying for us. In a month, we should have spent the first night in our new home. That's insane to me. To realize how close the last day of school is. The kids have gone crazy and we can feel the anxiousness of getting to Vancouver and getting settled. I've been very lazy on posting but if you ever think about a move like this, let me know. It's awesome but also a lot of work!