Tuesday, July 29, 2008

getting antsy...

...about a lot of things!

1. We're getting antsy to "clear"!
Andrew has only 8 business days left before he starts the "clearing" process. Which means running around post for your last 2 weeks getting every form, every paper, every checklist signed off on from all of the various offices and buildings around Ft. Stewart so they'll let you leave! It's quite the extrication program.

The good thing about clearing is that he won't be doing his regular daily 5am-5pm workday. And he'll be around for packing and overseeing the moving truck...

2. We're getting antsy to know the gender!
Our 20-week ultrasound at the end of August will finally tell us whether we should load up our baby registry with more blue or more pink...! We can actually settle on a name from among all our favorites, and it will just be so nice not to call Baby "It" anymore.

3. We're getting antsy to become civilians!
August 30 is Andrew's last day in the Army and after midnight he can sign out for the very last time. We feel the stress melting away...

4. We're getting antsy to start our westward journey!
Our own version of the Oregon Trail... As soon as we sign out, we'll be following the moving truck to Arkansas where we'll unload whatever we can't fit in the Nissan and spend a good time visiting Andrew's parents. Then we'll head west.

5. We're getting antsy to settle into a house!
Instead of an apartment! Could it be true? We're following up leads and crossing our fingers!

6. I'm getting antsy to change up this blog!
Random, yes. And it's more me than Andrew. But the blog feels kinda somber and un-fun. As soon as we become civilians, our blog will undergo a makeover! Including a name change. Be watching for "Harper's Bazaar" in September...

And all of this will be happening in the next 6 weeks! It's an exciting, unsure, hopeful, and crazy time. But God already knows the answers. He knows where He's taking us and why. We just need to rest. Which feels impossible at the moment with so much to do!

My dad shared this passage with me just this morning. So timely!

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me -- watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
(Matthew 11:28-30  The Message)


Hannah said...

hey cass! what exciting things ya'll have coming your way!! i am kind of in the same spot in some ways. we are moving to TX! =) Our house gets rented starting Sep 1st and Jeremy is goin to TX the middle of August to interview for some jobs and we are looking at where we are going to live. AH, so many things that need to come together so soon! We are hoping to be moved by November. I am excited for ya'll and can't wait to hear what baby Harper will be!! =)

oh and that verse is very encouraging!

Cathy said...

Antsy, yes. Exciting, definitely!
So cool to hear that you'll be coming our way to start a new adventure...or two...or three. So many new and exciting things to look forward to...and thank you for sharing what your dad shared with you. Made me want to cry. You are very blessed to have such a wise, encouraging and loving father. And I'm positive he's encouraged by you two! I know I am.

Rosanna said...

Harper's Bazaar is super cute! Fun times ahead for you guys... I'm excited for you! <3

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about you guys a lot lately-walking by the baby section, seeing cute pregnant women, talking with your family, and seeing a woman that looked just like you. I actually got teary eyed b/c she looked so much like you and it made me miss you.
God bless you as you wrap up your time there.

Carolyn said...

What a great verse... I need to remember that one too!
Can't wait to have you guys come our way.

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