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On the Move!

We should be in bed by now, since we have to get up at 4:00 a.m. to leave for our flight, but we're STILL tying up loose ends with our move! We are first time home owners, folks! We were reminiscing about our apartments and how we've always lived in small spaces.

Our first apartment (in the US) was the size of some people's closets: 400 sq. ft.
When we moved to Paraguay we lived in a 630 sq. ft home for almost 5 years.
Our last apartment was 756 sq. ft.
This home (the part that is finished) is about 900 sq. ft. When we finish our entire home, it will be dedicated to hospitality (something that living in small spaces doesn't allow you to do well) and serving teams!

Here are a few pics of our last few weeks:

We have made what felt like hundreds of quick trips (our apartment is 200 feet from our new home) with "Blue Cruiser." Thankfully she hasn't sold yet, because she's been invaluable these past few weeks!

Here's our family celebrating four birthdays recently in front of our home.

Preparing mate tea in our kitchen for the first time! We got to sleep in our new home four nights!

Timmy can't stop talking about flying in the "avion"! We are all excited and ready to head north! SEE YOU SOON!


  1. My kids absolutely loved flying! Especially since we got a brand new LanChile plan from CCS to Miami and they each had their own t.v. screen!!! They were so bummed that AA didn't. Traveling is always an adventure and I'll be thinking of you as you start your trip. Good to see pictures! It's been so long since I had mate...I wonder if we can even get it here, hmmm...

  2. Praying for you all. I am so glad about your house. God is so good.


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