Sunday, May 23, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Our official new residence is Pittsburgh! We are so thankful for our sweet friends, the McCarthys who graciously let us stay with them for a few days before making our move to PA. Fran and Gail both have true servant hearts and it blessed us (and our children) to see such a loving couple. They are a true inspiration and encouragement. It was simply wonderful to spend our last days in Winston Salem with them.

David's graduated from Wake Forest Schools of Business on May 16. I could not be more proud of his hard work and dedication to his family and our dreams. Both sets of David's parents came in to town for the graduation hooding ceremony. It was extremely helpful to have them their for the ceremony as these kinds of events are typically not conducive for young children.
Our move to Pittsburgh with 2 small children and an SUV full of goodies was uneventful! Our house has been full the past week with visits from grandparents. I am blessed beyond words to have such a wonderful mother in law. David's mom came to stay with us for our first few days in Pittsburgh. She is one of the most giving people I know and I am thankful for her sweet heart. She was an incredible help with both Holland and Jackson, allowing us to unpack (and for me to avoid unpacking certain rooms!). She taught me a few things about gardening and even planted some beautiful flowers for us!

My parents came to help out too, which was really special. Dad helped David do "manly" things around the house like put things in the attic and replace outlets, etc (things I know nothing about). I am thankful for a family full of handy men! Mom is always a great caretaker and played with H and J while I finished unpacking. Holland and Jackson are extremely blessed to have such wonderful grandparents.

I'll post more pics of the new digs once we hang a few things and life is a little more orderly.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's the beginning of the end...

Our 2 year journey here in Winston Salem has come to an end. It many ways it feels as though we just walked through the door of 2665 Grosvenor Place. In other ways, it feels like it has been a much longer road. Here in Winston Salem, our sweet Holland Grace took her first steps, said her first words and discovered Cinderella; David studied immensely, went to China, interned in San Francisco and was offered an incredible job at HJ Heinz in Pittsburgh. As for me, I started back to work, became pregnant and delivered an 8lb 10 oz boy named Jackson Hughes, and took on the beloved title of stay at home mom, indefinitely. Whew!
Our time in Winston Salem has been eventful to say the least, but it is our life and we have savored every moment. It has been incredible to see how faithful the Lord is and how we are under his sovereign reign, now and always. I am so thankful for our church and the good friends we have made here and for this time in our lives.
In a few short days, we will make our new home in Pittsburgh. It brings up many different emotions, but mostly thankfulness. The Uzzell Father and Sons crew (Sam, David and Hank) have worked hard this past week to paint our new house in Pittsburgh and to get it "just right" for our homecoming. I am so thankful for each one of them!
We are learning to trust in Him more, surrender our comforts and to love the path that He has called us to be on. Pittsburgh, here we come!