It's getting a bit late to plug the camera into the computer and do a Christmas post justice, so for now I want to update with one little (big, actually...enormous) piece of news that has consumed most of our thoughts for the last week.
We're moving to Denver.
Brent interviewed for a job with another federal agency last Thursday, was offered the position the next morning, and officially accepted on Monday morning. He'll move out there by the end of the month and I will follow when I have my own employment lined up, which we are hoping is sooner rather than later.
We are excited, nervous, happy for the opportunity, and sad to leave our families and friends...but we're really looking forward to going on this adventure and seeing where it leads us. I don't consider my blog as a place where I often share the testimony of my life, but I feel like I'd be missing a real opportunity here if I didn't say that this is something that I very much feel that God is pushing us to do. All the details of him getting this position from out-of-state seemed "meant to be", and for lots of other reasons it's a great time in our lives to move away and go on a little adventure for awhile.
That being said, I'm sure once we find a place to live I'll feel much more at ease about the whole thing. :) Call me spoiled, but I like knowing that I have a place to live. We'll head out to Denver in a few weeks to look at houses (to rent, for now), and my plan is to not leave there without signing a lease. It looks like there are lots of options and I'm not anticipating having much trouble.
The blog will probably become more of a moving journal for awhile, so I'll keep you all posted of our progress and the ridiculous situations that are bound to ensue when you're trying to move across the country in a four-week timeline.