Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Visitors!

Sorry for the blog lull this month ... I've been struggling still with the adjustment back to life here and the excesses that accompany it; feeling like I just don't fit in. Then on the flip-side, fitting right in by feeling discontent with my life. Ahh ... I hate how when all our survival/safety needs are met, we immediately look around and feel unhappy with what we have (or maybe I'm alone in this??!?)
The reality that we plan to live here for THREE years is settling in on me. This will be the first time since we've been married that we've moved somewhere and planned from the get-go to live in that place for more than just one year. It's scaring me a little. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this location and our living situation is truly wonderful, but on so many days it just feels so ... unexciting. I feel so ungrateful for even thinking this way, but there it is.

I've also realized that this is the first time since I graduated college {16 years ago!} that I haven't had at least some loosely planned upcoming travel to look forward to. A baby and a fairly strict budget don't exactly lend themselves to travel plans, making me feel even more claustrophobic about Idaho living.

I was convicted at church this weekend (we think we've found our Moscow church home - thank goodness!) about how I haven't emotionally wanted to "give-up" our non-traditional/travel lifestyle and how perhaps I need to release that, knowing that life lived fully with Jesus is going to be better than any adventure I could ever imagine :)

Yesterday morning, I glanced out the window and was shocked to see a moose standing down below our deck! She let me and Luke gape at her a while and then went on her way. It was great. Unfortunately, my camera doesn't take the best pictures in such low light, but you get the idea - it was exciting!!
In the evening as we were coming back from a short hike, she stampeded out of some brush in front of us with TWIN calves!  I know ... and I'm complaining that my life isn't exciting! God is showing me that He has plenty to offer here in Idaho!

Monday morning, this bi-plane flew past our place again and again as it dusted the nearby fields (with I'm not sure what?) which Luke loved.

Just two days before that we had the best visitor of ALL!  Allison was one of Jason's co-workers in Guatemala and is just an absolutely amazing gal, drove over from Tacoma. I cannot express just how good it was to see a fellow Guatemala-kindred spirit. Seeing her was exactly what I needed.

She and her roommate spent the night before heading on to a concert in Spokane, so we had time for a good catch-up, a little hike and quick tour of Moscow. Allison remembered that Luke likes owls and brought him such a cute one! And her roomie brought her nice camera and took some sweet photos of him. So nice!

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