Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bittersweet News from the Brew Crew

The Sad News:
Four years ago, we moved to Texas for Eric's job and a mixed bag of emotions.  We had a sweet two year old son Jack and an adorable newborn Molly.  No friends or family to help or support us within a few thousand miles, we were so scared but so excited about the adventure God was taking us on!

Throughout the four years, we made so many amazing, wonderful, supportive friends.  We were never alone for holidays, times of need, and there was always a family ready for an impromptu play date or trip to the pool!

We welcomed our own little Texan Will a little over a year after we moved here!  He was a nice little surprise!

We traveled throughout our new state, to San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Galveston, McAllen and Padre.  Even exploring Houston was an adventure, so much diversity and a million different things to do or see!

We found a wonderful home church for our family that we all loved going to, meet lifelong friends, and even had the privilege of Jack and Molly going to preschool at the church's preschool.

Jack went to an outstanding elementary school, that, at times, was a little intense, he learned so many amazing things!  I'm so impressed what he tells us, reads to us, asks us, and shares with us!

Sadly, we are moving away this summer and we're a mixed bag of emotions excited about God's plan!  We love Texas, we love our life here, and we are sad to say good-bye!  Thanks for a great four years!

The Happy News:

We're moving back to Kansas City, right where our crazy life began!  That's right our now family of FIVE (still can't believe I have three kids!  When does that shock end?!) is moving right back to where we were raised, lived for most of our lives, and have so many wonderful memories!  Eric's even working in the same office!  Crazy how God works!  We talk all the time about what we want to do on our trips home:  Take the kids to Fritz's, go to KU, the zoo, Deana Rose, and now we're going to live there!  Yay!  We're going to have four seasons again and get to wear sweaters and scarves!  Sadly, no more flip flops all year long, but I've done this before and can handle winter!  Right?!

Bittersweet because...

We love our life in Texas and we loved our life in Kansas.  We happy to go but sad to leave, we as before, we were sad to leave Kansas and scared to live in Texas!

But we're excited to make new memories with our sweet family, find a new family church, preschool, elementary school, and house!  We're excited to travel all over the Midwest with our family!

We're excited to have the four seasons and have our children play in the snow instead of looking at pictures!

We're sad to leave our friends, schools, church, play group, life here but we know God sent us here for a reason and we have blessed more then we deserve!  We are happy that He is sending us home to Kansas and we trust Him with our future!

To Recap:

We're moving to Kansas, we're happy and sad, and everyone needs to visit!  Here's to a fun, exciting Summer of 2012!



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