Tuesday, June 16, 2009
(for 2 years anyway because according to Jenny we have to be back by then)
The final post on this blog.
But not the final blog post.
We're moving to Singapore and we're also moving to http://thestunzfamily.wordpress.com/.
This is one move you can definitey make with us. Hope you'll come along.
Good bye, Texas.
Singapore, here we come! Not sure if you're quite ready for the Stunz Family 5!!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
As we say goodbye to people we won't see for a while, I'm reminded that we're a part of something bigger and still very much connected no matter where we happen to be on this planet as long as we're connected to Christ and his work.
Thanks, God. I sure needed this today.
From Shaun Grove's blog post.
I dare you to face Robert Redford and his little film while holding your to do list. Stare up at the cosmos and shout out the goals of your day with all the enthusiasm you think they deserve: Pick up dry cleaning! Buy cat food and bread! Call mom! Turn in TPS report! Softball practice!… and feel the stars’ laughter.
Amazingly, I woke up this morning with every one of these basic needs totally met: food, clothing, roof. Before the day even began I was already unnecessary to its completion. No wonder the sky scares me. It’s a reminder of how pointless we really are these days.
Both humbling and empowering.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
But for now... I'll miss Chipotle, buying large quantities of groceries at one time, roaming the aisles of Target and Walmart, getting in the car to head wherever I need to go on my timeline, Sonic Happy Hour, Target clearance racks, free or cheap shipping and much more.
I'll miss the ample supply of huge pecans off of my huge pecan trees in my front yard. I'll also miss making pecan pies in a jar and tons and tons of peanut brittle!
I'll miss our annual trips to Lake Catherine State Park (pictured) and Landa Park.
I'll miss our neighbors. Jay, Pam, Sonny & Kaetlyn, Jesse & Nealie and their boys and "Mr. Boy". That's short for his real name but Anna started calling him Mr. Boy when she was little. That man could run circles around us!
I'll miss living in the place where one of our previous dogs was buried.
I'll miss looking out my back window to see the fort that Jakeb and Tommy built when Jakeb was about 8 years old. He bought the supplies at Lowe's with about $140 of one dollar bills and a bunch of change.
I'll miss my Christmas time gingerbread house.
I'll miss those hand painted tiles that we put on our backsplash thinking we'd never move. Not recommended by the way.
I'll miss the joy that Anna got when she played with Bella.
I'll miss all of the family birthday celebrations.
I'll miss our family Easter mischeif. (aka - Halloweaster)
I'll miss being goofy with my sisters.
I'll miss seeing my kids be goofy together. (Since one will head to college in the fall.)
I'll miss these wonderful friends at the BEST nail place in the world.
I'll miss my kids being goofy with their friends here.
I'll miss being goofy with my friends.
And I'll even miss being goofy with these weird people. :) Edie, how'd you miss out on this one?
I'll miss family meals around this particular table. I love this table! So many fun memories from as far back as I can remember.
I'll miss getting to see these precious little kiddos, and a few others whom we love, grow up before our eyes. I'm also sure we'll miss the grand entrance of some new ones that are sure to come along at some point.
I'll miss my sister leading me in worship at our church.
I'll miss the giggles every time we pass this statue of Stephen F. Austin on our way out of town.
I'll miss that last stretch of road headed south on Hwy 288. This means we're almost home.
There's so much more I'll miss but I can't wrap my brain or heart around it. I think this will do for now. Don't you? As Jenny puts it, I spilled a little.
A few things have made the list and a few things haven't. We think we've done a good job in spending time with friends and family. I'm sure they'd be telling us if we hadn't. :)
A few months ago, we created a Singapore Bucket List (things we wanted to do before we leave for Singapore) and I think we've mostly accomplished the items on that list. I really wanted to go eat Indian food with Tommy yesterday for lunch at his favorite place there but my to do list was too long and the kids were going to need to be taxi'd around. I really want to go eat at our favorite Persian food place before we leave but it doesn't look like that will be possible. We got to eat Chipotle on Sunday and I waddled out. I think I'll miss that place the most. Why does almost everything we want to do revolve around food? Who knows? It's either that or coffee. Oh well. Food, family, friends, fun and coffee. That's it. That's what matters. Ok, God is at the top of that list but I hope that goes without saying.
I feel very pressed for time but I also feel like we're sort of going in slow motion. I'm really trying to be still long enough to soak in the moment. My moments are going to be drastically changing very soon and I'll miss these ones.
Semi-sad post coming so brace yourself.