Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SPRINGING INTO A NEW SEASON

Isn't spring a lovely time of year?
To reflect the beauty of a new and fresh beginning....

We have beautiful flowers blooming all around us, birds chirping cheerily in the early mornings, and creepy creatures (worms, bees, & ants, oh my) coming out to greet us.



Bryson is very fond of the outdoors. Not so content when stuck in his exersaucer... Sadly, I do not yet have shoes for the lil child. With our front yard at such a slope, he prefers the street to play in.

Tis the season of yard work... most our days consist of gray, drizzly rain that I prefer to refer to as "liquid sunshine"... but on a rare occasion such as this day, we embrace what we can.
I do not enjoy weeding, but will plug away at it slow and steady, wondering if I really am making any progress?? The younger kids are playing in the fresh mowed lawn, having quite the blast of rolling down the hill. Gotta love spray-n-wash, eh?



Did I mention new beginnings? Ah, yes, it seems to be the season for that.
No... I am not pregnant (for those who know us well, lol).
I am excited to announce
that our family will be moving this summer up to the Seattle area. There are many positives for this change...I just wish it wasn't so painful to leave behind the people in our lives we have grown close to, and quite frankly, I adore the little town we currently live in.
We do not have much details as of yet. Looks as if July is our target for the move. We will, by choice, be staying at my m.i.l. (Michele)'s home for a couple of months. Fred's sister will also be in the picture, as she has currently been room-mates with mom already. This will be of condensed space, but I am optimistic that as we settle up there, options and opportunities will fall into place.
I feel our biggest challenge will be to find a new church. We all, as believers in Jesus Christ, are of one church body... yet it is of our best interest to find a place to worship our awesome God. Church buildings seem to be a dime a dozen, so we really want God's direction in this part of our journey. We have put so much time, energy, and heart into our current home church (and community for that matter); however, we are aware that God has a plan for us, so please pray that we are lead by His will.
A lot of changes will be taking place the next few months, so I will be sure to share our journey as I find time. I am now thankful that the boys' school testing came early this year. Setting school aside for a summer break will be much needed during this transition in their lives.
Until next time, may God bless you and yours!

4 comments:

Kathi Bailey said...

...Benny doesn't have shoes yet either, he's been "socking" it :)

Good luck with your move. How exciting! We're pretty used to it after 5 moves in 11 yrs. And not to worry so much about a church...we have found a wonderful one here, and for the 1st 3 months, we didn't think we were going to find one at all.

I'll be praying for your family through this new season :)

Love
Kathi

Heaven Scent Farms said...

Wow. Lots of exciting things going on in the Hollinger household! How far is Seattle from where you are? Is Joe staying behind? Is your MIL in OR or WA? I am praying that it all goes smoothly for you and that you find the perfect fit for a home church. God's speed!

tonia said...

boo hoo.

who am i going to hang out with on the soccer field now? waah!

i am happy for the good things ahead for you guys...just sad for us!!

we'll miss you!

16 blessings'mom said...

Hi there - I just have to comment about you looking for a church. Have you checked out the church website in my profile? http://brunstad.org/

If you go to the website, there are some amazing articles, and there just happens to be a church in Seattle, Washington! If you read up and are interested, I can send you some contact info for someone in that fellowship. I hope this helps! I get so much help and strength from this church, and encouragement to follow Jesus. Let me know, and I will pray for you and your family that God guides you in your move and your quest for a church...

della