Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Adventure

I suppose I'll just pretend I only blog every six months just to keep everyone wanting....But we all know that the truth is that blogging is about #37 on my list of priorities. And I'm ok with that. But we have big news that is totally blog worthy. 

We are moving!

 Map of Florida with Panama City

It has been a season of looking toward the Boyd future and placing a dozen options on the table. After long talks of where our hearts are and where our hearts want to be Charlie and I both felt very excited to pray about moving to Florida. With much prayer and consideration we both felt perfectly peaceful about uprooting our Waco life and transplanting it a little closer to my family. While this is a huge step for Charlie, who has never lived outside of Texas, it will be a homecoming for me. It has been over 12 years since I permanently lived in Panama City and I am excited to be returning. Of course the draw for us is family. While it will be hard to part with our Texas roots we look forward to sharing a closer life with Mom, Dad, Jessi, Nate, Lilly, Layla and Grandmommy and Pop. And who wouldn't want to live near the beach?! 


Most people have asked "Is there a Jimmy John's there?" And the answer to that is "no." Charlie feels like his two year career with the Jimmy is coming to an end. But that just leaves adventure ahead of us. No, we don't have jobs lined up. No, we don't have a house. We feel like those are things the Lord will provide along the way. Our aim now is to finish well in Waco, soak up this last season with these friends, and focus on transitioning out of Texas. For now our plan is for Charlie to finish up with Jimmy John's in January and us head out early February. 

Please pray we follow the path the Lord has already laid out before us. That He would go before us as our Provider, that He would give us vision for ministry, and protection from the enemy as we walk out in faith. If you are here, we will miss you. If you are in Florida - see you soon!

Monday, March 26, 2012

This Weekend

Charlie and I had such a fun and random weekend I thought someone might be interested in taking a peek into a "normal" weekend for us. Friday night we cheered on Baylor basketball then stayed up WAY past our bedtime to see "The Hunger Games" with Bobi. Saturday we slept in (because we do not have kids yet and we will sleep in on the weekends as long as the Lord allows us - unashamedly) then splurged and went out for doughnuts. Charlie had a frisbee golf game so we did our usual sharing of the dogs at Cameron Park. He always takes Duke - Duke will stick right by his side, sit while they all throw, and generally behave himself because he is a sweetheart. But since one of Tusker's favorite past times is fetching - frisbee golf is not a spectator sport for him. So I end up taking Tusker somewhere else in the park and try to keep him out of trouble. This trip I found a perfect spot in the East Brazos area - its much quieter and less populated. Plus there is a big boat launch area that is PERFECT for him to fetch sticks in the river. He has gotten so brave - even if I throw a stick and he can't find it, he will just swim around until he finds any random stick and bring it back to me. This is a picture of when he couldn't find a stick so he brought back a dead fish. Most of the time he will jump around and bark like crazy until I throw something again. But when the fish hit the shore he just dropped it and looked at me as if to say "Mom I don't know what this is, it's freaking me out a bit. What do I do?" It was hilarious.

We also officially became friends with a small army of neighborhood kids. There are four brothers that live across the street and this weekend they were joined by a cousin. They are 13, 11, 8, 6, and 4. I was working on something in the yard and the next thing I know Charlie and I have spent two hours entertaining them - playing with the dogs, taking turns sitting on the motorcycle, revving the engine and trying on Charlie's helmet. Charlie's favorite quote from Stevie "I got more gaming stuff than anybody.....except for Obama." They are a trip and I am sure this spring and summer they will find any excuse to come hang out. Just so Mimi knows, the porch is already a magnet for little neighborhood boys, late night talks with friends, and naps in the shade. Thank you!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Break

 So happy to have Mimi visit us this week! Mom got to come visit the ever increasingly warming state of Texas - and we rang in Spring with a bang. With visits to Lowes, Walmart, Target, Hobby Lobby, and HEB we filled the Boyd casa with warmth and merriment.

I'm not sure I am going to be able to keep up with all the new plants on the front porch. Our house has an amazing front porch and swing, but Mom helped us spruce it up with some greenery and new furniture. Now it is the place to BE! We expect much reading, time with Jesus, and naps to ensue...

Even more time was spent in the kitchen - decorating as well at cooking. Even though Charlie and I were still "home" it really felt like a refreshing vacation.We are so blessed to have such an amazing family - moms, in-laws, brothers and sisters. I can't wait to grow up and be like my Mom.