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here’s to the next adventure


There’s something, dear reader, that I have hinted at but haven’t quite said. Though day-to-day living and wedding preparations and fresh fruits and veggies do fill much of my mind and many of my hours, there is more than that bumping around up there in my head, and right here in my life. This is a very full season, fuller than I’ve said outright.

Because along with getting married, we are moving.

Yes. That’s right. We. Are. Moving. (!!!)

We are heading across the country, all the way to California, seeking something new, an adventure all our own. After our wedding and a short stint in northern Michigan, we will pack our remaining belongings and drive across the country, landing in the East Bay, just shy of San Francisco, before the summer ends.

I have only six workdays before I am done with my job, my first great-big-working-world job, an experience that has been such a significant part of the last three years of my life. It boggles the mind. And as of about a day ago, we have an apartment in Oakland, which, I think, makes all of this official. We just got back from California, where we spent an exhausting and exciting handful of days that ended with our acquiring a lovely little place, a place to call home. More on that later.

But in the middle of this chaos, I wanted to at least let you know that last bit of our big exciting news. I’ll be back with food sometime soon, I promise.

And in the meantime, here’s to the next adventure, whatever yours might be and whatever ours might become. xo

10 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. So glad you were able to find a place! Can’t wait to see you guys (: Congratulations!

  2. That is BIG news with LOTS of transitions! Sounds like everything is falling into place though. :) God is in it all and will most certainly be walking with you and Ben as you embark on this journey together that He has planned for you!

    “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you, Ben & Stacy, with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, Ben & Stacy, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you, Ben & Stacy, may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Eph 3:16-21 personalized)

  3. Welcome to California! You’re gonna love it up here in the Bay Area.

  4. Woo hoo! The whole marriage, road trip, west coast thing is probably the best adventrue ever. Enjoy it guys! Super excited for you.

    Al (and Rach)

  5. Congrats on finding a place! I’m so glad to have stumbled across someone who is going through the same process as me, although it looks like you’re well ahead as we have yet to start apartment-hunting or even wedding planning in earnest. It’s all on the horizon though!

    • Oooh, best wishes to you in all of that, Sarah! I feel like I’m still in the midst of things, so we can trust together that all shall be well, indeed. I sincerely think it will. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. You will love the Bay Area. So much happening there. Dive in and embrace all that is California!