30yrsLast week was my 31st birthday. In the midst of the busyness of the Christmas season and all the major life changes we are going through it caused me to pause and reflect. In some ways this is a reflection on the first year of my 30s and in others it’s a Christmas letter of sorts, since I know we won’t get around to actually sending one out.

Fire

It’s been 11 months almost to the day since the apartment fire. Still no word from the insurance (Progressive) except no. We’ve have more or less recovered, but are obviously still fighting the insurance company on this one. Funny how we’re still “finding” things that are missing. Thanks to all those who helped out in the aftermath and all those who I’ll probably never meet that donated stuff because people were in need.

Moving

In the last 12 months we’ve moved twice. Once across the parking lot and once to Warsaw, where we really want to be. We’ve started looking for houses in the area and hope to wrap that up soon. After moving six times in less than five years we are hoping this will be the last move for quite some time.

Baby

We’re at week 23. Just 17 more weeks (give or take) til we get to meet Micah James. We oscillate between pure joy and sheer terror.

Three Crowns

The coffee shop is up and running. It’s been a huge blessing and a lot of work. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we do. Shameless plug: For the next 12 business days we’ll be giving away drinks. Today started with 12 free pour overs. Who knows what tomorrow will be. Check our Facebook for updates.

Misc

Everything else seems incidental. I finished an acoustic album, but haven’t released it yet. We are attending a new church. L has a new job that she absolutely loves. Life is moving forward. God is good. (That last one is hardly incidental).

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