12.4.14

Moving...


We moved a few weeks ago. I am so thankful for the space we have.
We went from 700 sq ft to approximately 3000 sq ft.
Before we moved, I was thankful we had a place to call home. We had a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and we were living within our means.
When we has the opportunity to purchase the house we did, I was so thankful.
We moved and I continue to be so thankful. We have space for Sam to run around. We have a place that is easier to baby proof (which will keep Anna safe), we have room for Anna's crib (she was still in her bassinet!!!), we have room to have people over to visit without feeling cramped.
Our house is still in boxes. We are still unpacking. Caleb and I both work fulltime and we have two active kids. I want to spend my Saturdays hanging with Sam and Anna, not cleaning and unpacking, so I do a little bit at a time. And that's ok.
That means I have more time to figure out where to hang pictures, what color scheme I want, what furniture will work for our family.
Thankful. That sums up how I feel. Thankful for a place to call home. Thankful for no more moves in the foreseeable future; Caleb and I moved 4 times in 5 years!! Thankful for a place to create memories with Sam and Anna. Thankful for space. Thankful we are still able to live within our means.
I am thankful and grateful.

8.4.14

Good Stewardship

What does it mean to be a "good steward"?
We live in a country filled with wealth. You may not see it or believe it, but Americans are among the wealthiest people in the world.
How many cars do you have in your family? How many pairs of shoes do you own? Do you sometimes wonder: which pair of sneakers/boots/black shoes will you wear? Open up your fridge - do you have food?
Americans like choices and variety.
Walk into an ice-cream shop and you're bombard with 20+ different ice-cream flavors AND options for frozen yogurt.
If you're a little boy in India, you are grateful you own one pair of shoes and you would probably be thrilled at the prospect of enjoying a cool creamy ice-cream, no matter the flavor.
Are we Americans "good stewards" with what we've been given? Are we taking care of what we have?
That's not something I'm going to answer outright - but more a question to think about.
I would like to say yes, but the truth is, I don't know.

7.4.14

Fundamental

Last night Caleb and I went on a date.
We went last night.
The music was solid.
The food was delicious.
The company was wonderful.
And I hope we do it again.

It was called Fundamental at Opus Underground.
Great musicians: the Dejas, Venus Mars Project, Kevin William.
Sushi bar and delicious foods line "cubano" egg rolls - Caleb had those. I had the spicy salmon sushi.
Friends, lots of good friends and adult conversation ~ instead of babbling and answering many "why not?" questions.