Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quick Trip Home

From the sermon on the mount: “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to to his span of life?… Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

OH man has these words helped me through these past couple of weeks. I've needed to remind myself over and over again that God is in control of Ryan & I's lives. Yes, we are extremely excited to be going home, but in the same breath there is so much uncertainty. God has been so evident in our lives recently and through all the unknowns I know he continues to work. I can't wait to see what is in store in our near future.

We just got back from a "house hunting" trip to Kansas City this past Tuesday. We were there for about 5 days and it was jammed pack with touring houses. I think we looked at close to 40 homes!! We really want to sell our house first before we buy another one but we did get a better idea of where we want to live. So it was a successful trip.

On the way to KC, Ryan & I stopped off in his home town to drop our kitties off at his parent's house. We were able to have a short visit with them and ate at one of the local restaurants. They are so amazing to keep our "babies" until we move. It is a little tricky to have two cats when your trying to sell your house.
Ryan, Ryan's Grandma, Harlan, Susan, Sally and Me

On this trip we were also able to celebrate my mom's birthday! I'm so happy we were able to be there for it. My mom requested Red Lobster for her b-day dinner. Ryan & I are NOT sea food people but we sacrificed for my mom. :) We just ordered chicken. Ha!
Ryan cracks me up in this picture with his awkward arm.
I got the waiters to help me sing happy birthday. I hope my mom felt special.

My in-laws were so sweet to make my mom her very own personal apron for her B-day. It totally matches her decor, and she loved it!

After a VERY busy few days in KC we got to drive the 12 hours back to Houston with Lindsey & her dog Cooper. It was fun to get to car pool together and made the trip that much more bearable.

Cooper did so well! This was him almost the entire trip! I was very impressed with this cutie.

It was a good trip spent with family, but it made us even more homesick! We are so ready to be settled again.


  1. How exciting! I know house hunting can be very stressful, but I hope you enjoy it and find the perfect house for you. We just took our dogs on a 3.5 hour car ride and they did great - not sure if they would do as well as that pup for 12 hours though!

  2. I love those verses. Thank you for sharing them. They are such a comfort and reminder that God has a plan even when we are unsure. Good luck with the move and the house adventure!!

  3. Hi again Lindsey,

    You asked me what kind of camera I used for my blog photos. We love Canons in our family. I usually "borrow" Mr. Schalk's Canon 40D. I have an old Canon rebel that I use, too. The new Canon Rebel is a great SLR camera and one that I would definitely recommend.

    Take care and thanks for the nice compliment on my photos. :)


  4. What an exciting time! So does this make you want a dog???? Q and I can't wait to get out of Texas...this fall we want a REAL fall!


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