It has been quite a while since I last posted so I will be surprised if anyone reads this but my hope is that I will be able to keep it updated with our new adventures in Florida! I am going to summarize our road trip to our new home in Hunter’s Creek … we had fun taking our time going south.
We started our journey in Edina at our house closing. It was sad to leave our house for the last time but it was exciting to actually sign the papers! Laura and Francis (our neighbors) were so kind and generous, feeding us and providing us an air mattress our last week at home. We are going to miss them! We headed to my parents for a couple of days. It was nice to spend time with my family before we left but I know we will be visiting a lot – especially once Keller is born.
Our next stop was in Cedar Rapids, IA where we were able to visit with Phil’s dad’s side of the family. We stayed at Arlo and Joyce’s, met everyone at Pizza Ranch for dinner and then had breakfast with Arlo, Joyce and Pat at the Rise and Shine diner.
We started out for Cincinnati and stopped by to see Laurleyn and her Early Bird team once we got into town. It was a long day of driving and we left Sherman at the first of his many Kitty Kondos 😉
We left Cincinnati after breakfast and picking up Sherm with our destination Knoxville. We stayed in Knoxville for two days. Sherman stayed at All Kreatures pet resort and had a great time! We explored Knoxville that night and headed into the Smoky Mtns the next day for some hiking. It was beautiful!!
I was craving pralines so we decided after our vacation in Knoxville to set our sights on Savannah. It was fun to visit again and know our way around. Sherm’s living conditions were a little tentative but he survived the night. I got my praline sample and we were on our way the next morning to Daytona Beach.
We decided to stop in Jacksonville so that we could spend more time on the beach so we stopped around noon, ate Chi-K-Fila and dropped Sherman off at Paradise Pet Resort. It was a lovely afternoon at the beach. The next morning we made our way to our final stopping point – Hunter’s Creek – our new home.
It was Wednesday by this point and we met Edith, our leasing agent, and got our keys! Our stuff wasn’t arriving until Thursday so we stayed on last night in a hotel. The movers arrived Thursday morning at 9:00am – little did we know how awesome movers really are! The three guys had our stuff unloaded and unpacked by 12:30pm. It was incredible. We have spent the last three days organizing and fitting everything strategically in our two bedroom. We love it!
We have been blown away by how faithful God is in providing for us and sustaining us through these last few days. It has been very nice to have time with Phil and it will be strange to have him start work in a week. We are thankful for all of our friends and family’s prayers for us. We are praying for a church community and to form relationships with our neighbors too.