This year we got the best Christmas present ever! My mom and Art moved to Kalamazoo! They sold their house in the U.P. this summer and have been staying with us since until they found the perfect house. Well, they did! After what seemed like months of jumping through hurdle after hurdle it finally happened. So on New Years day before the first big snowfall we helped empty out the last of the storage unit. The house is in Lawrence which is about 30 minutes west of Kalamazoo, which beats 7 hours to the U.P.! It is a big old farm house with 3.5 acres to roam and barns to raise animals. The kids can’t wait for chickens in the chicken coop and my mom and I are already plotting our garden. We are so thankful to have grandparents close by. God worked through so many details and we are so thankful.
The boys loved going across “the bridge”. It was a group effort getting everything moved and we were all exhausted by the end of the day. What a great way to celebrate the New Year!