We are FINALLY getting settled into our new place and our new life! It has taken us over a week to get the place painted and enough stuff moved in that we can live comfortably. There is still much more to do until it is completely our home, but we stayed there last night for the first time!
It is definitely much different than any other place we have ever lived. Since we have been married we have been surrounded by our friends and family. Living in the small town of St. Albans will do that for you! There was always someone stopping by or we were going to see them...until we went to Uganda! Then we lived in a tiny little hut which was also surrounded by our friends (many of whom we now consider family). Since we have been back in the States (about 3 weeks) we have once again been surround by family and friends. Being in our own place yesterday was very strange. We are about a 15 -20 minute drive from any of our friends or family so for once we had an evening completely to our selves. Just Mike, Zoe, and me. We watched a movie and made rice krispie treats and it was so enjoyable!...but a little strange to be completely alone for the first time in weeks!
This morning was glorious! Mike got up before me to take Zoe to the potty in the back yard. When I woke up he already had our coffee made! He had opened the doors that lead to the outside and a cool breeze was blowing through the apartment as the sun poured in through the windows. I made some eggs and toast for breakfast and then we headed out to our little front porch swing with our coffee and Bible. It was such a beautiful place to enjoy a cup of coffee (with Hazelnut syrup) and reading the Word together. Even little Zoe was on the porch looking out over the neighborhood (trying to figure out this new place). The best part about this morning was realizing that we can do it EVERY morning! Mike's work schedule has changed and he will now be working a later shift so we will have our mornings together...and we are really looking forward to it! Looking forward to more summer mornings on the swing with sunshine, a cool breeze, coffee, and each other.