Saturday, August 28, 2010


(right around the corner from where we live!)

This is for you, Elizabeth, since I think you're the only one who is patient enough to keep coming back and seeing if I've updated my blog in five months or not! So...oh well for my "new resolution to keep my blog up better!" ha!

We have gone through alot of changes and have recently moved from the hills of Kentucky to good ol' Indiana! In 13 years, it looks like we have come full circle...Indiana, California, Kentucky, and back to Indiana. :) We're so happy to be here, though. It had been something we had prayed about off and on for our whole marriage, and never reallly new why we were drawn to this area. But, now we know. God is sovereign and had a sovereign plan for us to be here. Shane is now the Children's Ministry Director at Christ's Covenant Church in Winona Lake, Indiana.

In our two and a half short weeks here, we have been so blessed and in awe of the Lord. The people here in this town and at our church are amazing. We came, sight unseen, to our rental home-as our home in Kentucky has not yet sold. And, this house is just what we would have picked. Probably better than what we would have gotten on our budget, but our landlords are kindgom-minded and are helping us out. What a blessing to be part of God's family! :)

We live 200 yards from the lake, in the cutest town. It's one of those "nobody locks their doors" kind of town. We walk almost daily, the kids ride their bikes to the park or the beach or just around the "island" where we live. We could not have asked for anything better.

We are so thankful for our time in Kentucky. Our seven years spent there made it become home to us. We were able to meet so many wonderful people and I left with some of the greatest friendships of my life. We were always blessed with wonderful neighbors (Seminary, Cedarmore, and Frankfort), who we will miss terribly. But, we are just thankful for each and every moment God gave us there and all He taught us, knowing is was all just preparation for this step of our lives.

(more to promises when, though!) :) ha!


Rose Starr said...

Great update Kari! We know a family who live in Winona...the Voss family...they have 4 kiddos and the husband, Michael is the soccer coach for Grace College. I also have a few friends out here in Denver who went to Grace College and just LOVE LOVE LOVE Winona Lake. Sounds perfectly lovely the way you describe it too! So happy for you all!

Kari said...

Hey! And, I thought only Elizabeth kept up with it! I'd better get on the ball! :) I have heard of the Voss family. I'll have to look them up. They might even go to our church? hmm...I'll have to do some research on that. :) It really IS an amazing little town. Where we are living now, we probably could have never afforded, so we are getting the most out of it while we're here! Thanks, Rose! God is so good!

Anonymous said...

You KNOW I read you blog friend!! The picture is amazing...looks so pretty there! I miss you tons! Glad everything is going well!