February 9, 2013

Even by the ocean.

Ivy, Devil's Kitchen State Park

We have Internet!

I am kind of at a loss for words other than that. Um, I love this house and this town and the ocean and that the kids are happy at their new schools. This week was just our first week and a lot of "new and moving-in business" to get out of the way so I am looking forward to getting past all of that. There's only a few straggling boxes here and there, things are finding their place. We're adjusting to the time change pretty well, too. (EST to PST is a three hour difference!)

Devil's Kitchen State Park, Bandon Oregon

This morning we woke up and it wasn't dark outside, and we were all in our house together. That was wonderful. We drove along the ocean to breakfast and then showed Jeff our morning school drop-off routine. The kids' schools are all next to each other in a row pretty much. And they all go at the same time (much later than Ohio's 6:40 am bus pick up and four different start times!)

My five hearts

Instead of turning down our road on the way home this morning we went a little past it to walk down to the beach. There really are just no words for how good it is. How this place makes you feel, what it looks like, and to know when we tell the kids we can come back to the beach tomorrow that we really can. We could go there right now if we wanted. It's right there.

Carter, Devil's Kitchen State Park

I didn't realize it until I was on the drive out here but for a long time I've felt a pull, almost like a magnet and it was bringing me here. There are a couple times in my life I can specifically recall God physically moving me from one place to another, and this is one of them. So much of the last six month makes very little sense but I don't really need it to.

Ivy at Devil's Kitchen, Bandon Oregon

We're planning to try a new church tomorrow and get started on this new volume of our lives. I'm ready to jump back in as Listen To Your Mother 2013 is off and running and life just keeps on no matter where you live it. Even by the ocean. It's good.

22 comments:

  1. Amazing!! Living RIGHT by the ocean is something special, it changes everyone and everything. I can't wait to read this new volume! So happy for you guys!

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  2. i'm so happy for you and your family. it is totally God no other explanation. He is so good. i love to see Him taking care of His children. keep the beautiful pictures coming!

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  3. Oh how I get this, and how completely thrilled I am for you and your fam! For 3 years, we lived within a mile of the rocky coast of Maine, and I never stopped being amazed by it. Now we live in Ohio, and I never stop missing it. I know you'll treasure this chapter in your lives. Hurray for being HOME!

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  4. Love the pics...and that you are so close to the ocean. I hope your new church is what you are looking for.

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  5. Yeah, it is good. I'm so happy for you. Stunning.

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  6. OMG! Are you bringing LTYM to Oregon? I've wanted to participate, but I think the closest one was in Seattle last year. I really wanted to try out, but it didn't work out for me. It would be beyond awesome to have a Portland Show...or even one in Eugene...

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    1. I'd love to bring LTYM here but for right now I'm the online content manager for all 24 cities!

      Steph

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  7. So wonderful! You all look at home already! :)

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  8. Perfect! I can relate to that pull.. :)

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  9. Oh sister, how at peace you sound. I'm so happy I could cry. Truly, I feel overwhelmed by God's love for you as I read this. You are where He wants you and it's perfect and beautiful and just right. Soak it in, Him in, life in... this is it... you're living it and it's amazing.

    Bless you dear friend,
    Janelle

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  10. Oh how I miss living by the ocean. Hubby and I are talking/hoping/planning on moving in the next few years. Living by the ocean is a dream.

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  11. soooo beautiful. so happy for each of you. can't wait to visit!

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  12. AWesomeness....Love this so much and love you. XO

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  13. I've felt the ocean calling me for more years than I can remember, maybe from before I had memories. One day...you make it seem possible. One day. You are living a dream, enjoy :)

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  14. So happy for you. It sounds like you're HOME.

    stephanie@stephaniesheaffer.com

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  15. so amazing!! what a beautiful town to live in. I'm sad you left canton, but so so happy for you!

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  16. I can't say it enough: I'm so incredibly happy for you. It just makes my heart feel all warm and wonderful.

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  17. I can't say it enough: I'm so incredibly happy for you. It just makes my heart feel all warm and wonderful.

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  18. It's just beautiful, and it looks like you are making it home! Love!!

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