Monday, July 01, 2013

See you soon

It's been nearly six months since my family packed up our little blue house and moved to Camp Zephyr. In this six months I have neglected this blog, but I've kept a handy list on my iphone of important things I want to and NEED to write about.

So it is time, i think, to anticipate a blog makeover.
I have a lot on my mind and I need an outlet to share.

See you soon.
xo, jade

Friday, February 01, 2013


Tomorrow will mark FOUR weeks that we have lived here at Zephyr and what a whirlwind month it has been. I'd like to say it's been easy cheese and rainbows and sunshine the whole way, but growing is never easy (especially when the FLU virus takes your family out for several of those weeks). We are doing much better and enjoying the sunshine today (Thank you Lord!!) and I promise to write a good, long post coming up. Plus I am mailing out some change of address cards this week, so keep an eye out for those!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Goodnight Little Blue House


Tonight is the last night that we sleep in this little blue house. Nathan and I were still newlyweds of only six months when we decided to take the plunge and buy this house. I'm not even sure why we chose this house.

Now, over 6 years later, we move on.

I'm grateful for the memories we've made here. For the birthday parties (SO SO many). For the surprises that we shared, for the shelter it provided during times of grief. We've made some special moments that will always be locked away in our hearts.

The list of fond memories is long. My mind is filled with stories and images of big grins and lots of laughter. We brought the boys home to this house. We lovingly painted clouds on the nursery ceiling, found the perfect stars for Spencer's sky. We picked out new floors and painted the walls (over and over again). We daydreamed about getting rid of the green carpet someday...but it's just so stinkin' soft. We planted roses. We painted the front door purple. We planted a tree. Then the tree died. So we put a swing set in it's place.

We really celebrated life in this house. We lost loved ones and walked through dark doors with friends and family. We triumphed. We lost much. We didn't always praise God, but we wrestled with Him and beat our chests in grief. He always carried us forward. He provided us this place of comfort.

I'm so grateful that the boys have been able to experience this place. Their first home. Their little blue house.

But truly, I am grateful for where we've been, but I'm even more excited for where we are going. The transition will be interesting. The journey might be rough in some places. But the experience will be worth it. We know God is stirring the hearts of our family and we trust that this new adventure will be mind-blowing. We are excited.

And so grateful. Always grateful.
xo, jade.