The Sabbatical Begins

Gwyneth in progress.  I really thought about this title.  I could have gone with the kept pastor’s wife or random wanderings of a redhead but I felt this was slightly fresher and probably more to the point.

Well in the last month, I have said goodbye to Foursquare in Puyallup, moved 2.5 hrs away to the “greater Camas area” with my husband, Matt as he builds a youth church at Grace Foursquare.  We are trying to buy a house, be married, and start a new life.  It’s fun.

I didn’t realize how hard we had pushed in the last 6 months.  We had all Monday together and realized ministry was the hobby we had together.  That doesn’t work so well when it also becomes your job.  So we are learning about each other all over again.  It’s fun.  Like dating again, except not and I can’t go into it because it involves a filter and my mom potentially reading this.

Owen is at my parents house.  We miss him.  Really miss him.  I miss going on walks with him and having him with me on days off.  Which I have a lot of right now. 

So far I have discovered that the “greater Camas area” as Matt said the other night at youth services, is pretty cool.  I’m loving that Portland is spitting distance and Vancouver is cool too.  Shannon Redfern, my favorite super blond from Puyallup, loves Washougal and I am sure it has it’s charms but I’m not there yet.  It had some cute houses and parks.  

We have not found a house to call our own yet.  But we will.  I know it.  Until then we will be moderately homeless staying in others homes until we find an apartment/home/whatev. 

So as I relax into my sabbatical aka unemployed, I plan on writting a bit, playing a bit, and maybe cooking a bit.  And chatting about it.