Saturday, July 17, 2010

Conover/Hickory here we come!!

We have finally made a decision to move to Conover. No one knows where Conover is so I will tell people Hickory because it is the neighboring town that is only 10 minutes away. Ryan and I went to Lenoir-Rhyne University which is in Hickory so we have many friends still living there. It's a good feeling to move to a new town and already have supportive family and a network of close friends. We are relieved to have made a decision but now it is a little scary, what if we don't like living there, or the dental practice is not what we thought? We have to just trust in the Lord. Up to now we have had control over where we were going to live but now we have no control over what it will be like, this is the fun, scary part. The one thing I do know is the Lord has always graciously given us exactly what we need and when we need it. I have complete trust that in this season of transition the Lord is watching over us. Ryan will either start work the middle of August or beginning of September. So we move in one month!! We have a six month trial period before we have the option to purchase the practice so we will rent the first six months. Our intent is for everything to go smooth and to purchase the practice but the trial period gives us peace of mind knowing it is not final yet. Thank you to everyone who has supported us with prayers!! We love you!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A time for change

If you haven't heard Ryan, Addison, and I are going to move...somewhere...that's what we have to decide. Ryan is going through the gruelling process of looking at two dental practices, one in Hendersonville and Conover, NC. We have weighed the pros and cons of both and it always seems that we end up right where we started...confused and unable to answer the question, where do we want to live for the REST of our lives? We keep asking the Lord for his guidance and for him to smack us on the head with the answer. I have not felt the smack yet and have been getting frustrated because without the smack in the head from the Lord, I have the weight of the decision. I believe the Lord is telling us go wherever, seek and you will find me. We are so terrified of making the wrong business and city decision. So right now Ryan is making extra trips to the two towns gathering more information. Ryan has spent hours crunching numbers and evaluating which dental practice the greatest potential. We are hopeful that we will be able to make a decision by the end of next week. Please keep us in your prayers and we make this life decision. There is so much uncertainty right now and I know no matter what we choose it will be a leap of faith. I just have not heard/felt the Lord speak to us. I know he is with us but I honestly feel like we are on our own making this decision. Maybe that is how he wants us to feel. No one knows how the Lord works but I know it is in mysterious ways.

Monday, July 5, 2010

While in Charleston, Addison had her first trip to the pool. As you can see she is quit impressed with herself. She looks so mature here. She just had to adjust her sunglasses.

She looks too cute, I only hope I can keep her in a one piece as long as I can.
This is the coolest baby float. It keeps her shaded with the canape. She loved it!! Her feet were going crazy under the water.
Ummm...please tell me there isn't a smudge on my new sunglasses!!
One of the many of times mom and dad had to ruin her coolness.

We had the best time with our friends in Charleston for the 4th of July. We stayed at Jenny and Adam's house and they were so kind to host us and some other friends. We always have the most amazing time with them. It brought back so many good times!! Plus we were able to see Jenny's growing belly and Melissa's son Micah.
We ate at Coast and it was awesome! The babies were well behaved despite minimal naps. So proud of Addie. She now sits in the high chair when we go out to eat. She looks so proud when sitting at the table.
Saturday morning we went blueberry picking with our friends and it ended up that daddy picked most of the blueberries. Who would have thought that holding a 20 pound baby and picking berries would be was!
The gang and our blueberry buckets. It was $8 for one gallon of blueberries. So tasty!!
When I ask daddy to get Addison ready for bath time this is was happens.