Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sharing BIG News on the Blog Today

Hey friends! Once again, I'm sitting in the hotel lobby, plunking away at my computer keys happy to finally share my news on the blog.  I've wanted to share sooner, but the days became flurries of activity leaving me without time and energy to get on the blog!

So let's get right to it...

Last June, my family and I, were preparing to vacation at Ponce Inlet, Florida, which is where we've vacationed for 7 years. However, at the last minute, the condo fell through and we scrambled to throw something together. You can read about those adventures HERE, but for quick review we ended up visiting long lost relatives throughout South-West Florida. We went to Bradenton and explored as many beaches as we could, as well as tourists stops in Sarasota. It was nothing but a pieced together vacation to a lovely area. Or was it?

Fast forward a year - to the MONTH...


...and we find ourselves on the same side of Florida,  only this time we're house hunting! WHAT?! My husband accepted a position at a church here in Florida! This was not even on our radar, up until April or May. See how fast life can move? We are moving to Florida!

Quite honestly, typing this feels like the crash of unexpected tidal wave.  My throat catches and my eyes fill with mixed emotions. Everything is happening so fast, but the list of tasks keep me from fully processing this change.  Not to mention, the desire to fill my Georgia days with as much family and friend time, cupcake adventures and Fit Body workouts as I can before we move further south!

Knowing that God's hand is all over this, keeps me at peace in the midst of the crazy! I long to share all the details with you soon, but we're scheduled to meet the realtor and I didn't want to put off sharing this news any longer.

And suffice it to say, when God gave me the word "Adventure" last year, I had no idea where that adventure would take me.  And to be honest, I still don't completely know, but I look forward to sharing each nugget with you on the blog.

I know it will effect each family member differently. Lord, give us grace for each other!

Hold on emotions!! There's no time to cry right now. Also, I'm still in that hotel lobby.

This is truly our biggest change since we were told I was carrying not one, but two babies and look what an amazing blessing they continue to be! (Now I'm chuckling to myself as I write this.) There will be tears my friends. We are saying "see you later" to sweet family and friends in our church community, local businesses with more sweet friends, and our home of 15 years! I ask for your prayers during this time of uncertainty, legalities and financial stress; but also for the future that lies before us.


LOVE THIS Trucker Hat by Georgia Girl
The church family in Florida have welcomed us with open arms and we pray that we will be a blessing to them!

So, was last year's vacation to the Bradenton/Sarasota area a coincidence? I don't believe it was, and I count it as a gift in preparation for our hearts in these moments.

I look forward to sharing more details, as well as updating you on our house hunt and whatever adventures are ahead!

We still have time in Georgia...see this trucker hat I'm wearing?? A new friend shared it, along with a few others! There's more graphic tees to come and more cupcakes to pick up! So yes, I've still more adventures to be had in Georgia! 

My friends, you mean so much to me and I appreciate your support, comments and cyber love more than you can imagine. Also, thank you for your patience in failing to get over to your posts!


Lots of Love,

Chrissy :)

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"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped, my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him." Psalm 28:7
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32 comments

  1. Love ya'll ❤❤❤ I'm continuing to pray for your entire family as you trust in God and are obedient in this move. I know He has big plans for the Rowdy clan. Looking forward to seeing them unfold. Sending hugs from Alaska 🤗❤🤗

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    1. Thank you so much for being an encourager, prayer partner and the best sister ever!!

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  2. WOW!!!! Isn’t life CRAZY! Congratulations on your new, amazing adventure!!! I’ve done it twice in a 7 year span. You got this girl!!!! Can’t wait to meet you in October😘

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    1. Thank you Lisa! And yes!! And woah, I didn’t realize you’ve moved twice. If it weren’t for the whole find a place to live part, it would be less stressful. 😝

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  3. Oh wow Chrissy!! Super exciting news! I know it’s daunting, but Florida is beautiful too! From one Florida/Georgia girl to another! Congratulations !

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    1. Thank you Julie! Now I’m going to need a cabin in the mountains too!

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  4. So excited! So many prayers! The girls are already asking when we are going to Florida! Need to plan our vacation ;)

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    1. Thank you for all your support in this Debbie. We appreciate those prayers and would love to have you guys!!

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  5. I know this is a ton of change, but how exciting. Life is full of blessings...
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie. I don’t think I’m going to realize what happened until we are moved and settled. Lol

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  6. Wow! Change can be exciting and scary but God's got this. Prayers for your move!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate those prayers so much!! It was a lot easier to move when it was just Glen and I.

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  7. Oh, Chrissy, the Lord's ways are never dull and generally can be surprising. My brother and his family lived in the Bradenton/Sarasota area for several years and we've been there many times. We absolutely love the area and I know you and yours will too. I'm sure a great ministry is awaiting your family there and I pray all will adjust with ease. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you so much Lea. You’ve kindly followed along and encouraged. God is so good to show His kindness through sisters in Christ that I’ve never even met! And I keep hearing great things about Sarasota so that helps the transition!

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  8. I hope your house hunting and move go well! Moving is always so bittersweet!

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    1. Thank you very much Laura. Sounds like you’ve been through it a time or two!

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  9. Well that is exciting news! Good for you all being so willing to follow the call God puts in your lives!!!

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    1. Thank you Rebecca Jo! It's scary and it's not going to make sense on paper - Florida is expensive! lol. Moving forward in faith!

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  10. Congratulations!! How exciting for a new chapter! I believe everything happens for a reason, and God is placing you exactly where you should be.

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elise! You're right and I appreciate those sweet reminders when the circumstances don't line up as I feel they should!

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  11. Congretulations! How exiting! Wishong you lots of love and luck in your new place!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! This is going to be a wild ride for sure!

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  12. I know your heart of full of emotions but I trust this is where GOD has definitely placed you and now your Georgia light will just be traveling a little further south to spread your joyful heart! And I have another reason to visit Florida. Hope you're close to Kellyann. So excited to follow along with your adventure and LOVE the hat, it's perfect for you, My All-American girl! xo

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    1. Thank you so much dear Andrea! These are just the words I needed to hear. And I will be about two hours from Kellyann so it's doable! I see more and more visit possibilities in the future. ;)

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    1. Thank you! It's going to be an adventure for sure!

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  14. cool! That's a perfect place for your sis' family to vist when it's -40!

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    1. Haha! So true! I'm hoping it will lure her here for a visit! :)

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  15. Aw, Chrissy, I totally just cried for you so you wouldn’t have to sitting in that hotel lobby! What an exciting adventure, indeed! So many emotions are going to overwhelm you for sure and in one year’s time you will be sharing about how perfectly everything has fallen into place! I am sure of it...because you take love and grace with you wherever you go. It matters not where you actually live! Sending many prayers and blessings for an easy transition, my friend! Enjoy the ride and trust the process.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Shelbee, you truly are the sweetest and so fabulous with your words. Thanks for the continued support and encouragement!

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  16. Oh Chrissy, how very exciting, and scary, and wonderful, and stressful and all the amazing things that come wrapped up in the package when we go on an adventure with God! I can't wait to hear all the exciting things that God is going to do through you in Florida, just as he's done in Georgia! I'll be praying for you and your family during this huge transitional time!

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    1. Ronnie! I don't know how I missed this sweet note of encouragement...but you know what?? It's encouraging me right now. Thank you for being such a blessing - even states away! I hope you're doing well! :)

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