one week!

today marks one whole week that we’ve lived in nashville, tennessee! it’s been an extremely busy week between figuring out where to shove  place things once they’ve been unpacked, learning our way around the city, grocery shopping, searching for jobs, job interviews, and the list goes on…

after one week, i can confidently say that we are really happy with our decision to move here. we obviously miss our friends and loved ones, but we feel that nashville is the place for us. almost every day we find something new that we love about it: the dog park close by, delicious local restaurants, the traffic that is infinitely more bearable than atlanta’s, and the distance between us and the nearest marshall’s (less than 6 miles!).

IMG_3394speaking of, here’s our house! we live less than 10 minutes from downtown, close to the airport, in a 4 bedroom/1.5 bath house. we absolutely love the place. it’s got a fenced in backyard, so scout has thoroughly enjoyed being able to play outside for hours on end. i’ll show y’all the inside once all the boxes are put away!

IMG_3396we are headed to our first church service tonight! it’s primarily for musicians, who are unable to make sunday services due to the fact that they’re typically playing gigs. we’re so thankful that it’s available to us because ike will be gone every sunday for the near future. you can find more information about it here.

i’ve got a few interviews this week, so please cross your fingers that i find a great job soon!

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quick update

IMG_2462as of today, we’ve got only TEN days until we leave the great state of georgia and head to tennessee! just typing that gives me anxiety about all that we have left to do… i initially thought that since our current living space is only two rooms + a bathroom, packing would be a breeze. and while it hasn’t caused any major fights between us, it’s definitely a bit more time consuming than i bargained for.

however, in a stroke of sheer genius, ike planned a beach trip for the week before our move! and that wasn’t sarcasm. i’ve been aching for the beach lately, and it’ll be the perfect (and most welcome) distraction from the chaos that is moving. after a few relaxing days in the sand, we’ll have three busy days of tying up loose ends and saying bittersweet goodbyes. if i think too much about what our move means, i could cry. the Lord has blessed both of us with the most incredible group of friends who have been nothing but supportive, helpful, and prayerful during this time in our lives. we are so grateful!

between now and our move, we’ve got to a few projects to finish:

  • staining and sealing our kitchen table (which looks awesome!)
  • cleaning and painting the table frame
  • cleaning the chairs we bought for our kitchen table — think vintage danish style.
  • our taxes — 1099’s are going to be the death of us.

please be praying for us as we close this chapter of our lives and prepare ourselves for the upcoming adventure!