I am having a hard time deciding how to dive into such a lofty post but Im sure you prefer that I hop, skip and jump straight to the point. We are moving to Alabama! To say these past five months have been a whirlwind would be the understatement of the year. However this has been such a fun season for Jordan and I to muddle through matters of our hearts with each other and I am excited to share it here on my Roost.
I would like begin by telling you that these past three years in Seattle have been such joy. The people we've met and lived life with, the weddings, babies, new homes, new jobs, new friendships have all been life giving, encouraging and special. Out here I believe I have truly discovered a part of myself I was never able to find before. I have learned about my independence, confidence and freedom as a woman. I have learned to cleave to my husband and allow him to teach me how to love and be loved wholeheartedly. My first year out here in Seattle, not knowing a soul, feeling lost and lonely and overwhelmed by skinny jeans and tattoos I never imagined I would learn to love such a city. But over time my prejudices faded, my shell softened and I began to create a new life, from scratch.
Three years later Jordan and I look back and agree that these first years of our marriage, out here on our own, learning how to be adults, homeowners, business owners, and individuals were vital and necessary to become who we are today. However, we feel our time here is nearing an end and we have decided to relocate to Birmingham (where I am from and where we both went to college). Our house was placed on the market last week and now all we can do is pray and pack!
The thought of moving our whole life cross country is nothing short of daunting. And despite our excitement to be reunited with family and friends down in dixie we know that moving there means leaving behind family and friends whom we love very much here in Seattle. A joyous move yes, but bittersweet at the same time.
We are more than fortunate to have such supportive, loving family and friends in our lives. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and intercession as we process through such a big decision!
What is a post without some pictures? I thought I would share a few snapshots of our real Roost so you could see where I spend 99% of my time. I've had a couple of inquiries about where I take my pictures and what time of day. The room above is where I take most of the shots....there is ample natural light and I find it softest in the morning or late afternoon.
My next favorite room is the kitchen which is just off the living room...
The kitchen, my second love. When we first got married I had never really cooked anything more than rice and spaghetti.....so many memories in this kitchen including a slew of recipe triumphs AND blunders!
This is where Jordan and I discovered our love for gardening which ultimately birthed our dream to have a farm one day :)
We are so thrilled of the good days to come and I hope to be able to share more in later posts! (and if you know of anyone who is looking for a new, cozy abode in Seattle let me know!) And if anyone has any good tips or advice on moving across the country I am all ears!
ALSO.....the winner of my blog banner giveaway is KATEY PAYNE! Congrats Katey! Please send me an email to larkcreatif (at) me (dot) com and we will get started! To anyone still interested in a new blog banner feel free to send an inquiry to the email mentioned above!