Life in Boise, Part 1

Yes, I am alive. I should hang my head in shame for how long it’s taken me to write a new post, but I won’t. Instead, I’ll just write one now.

We’re settled in Boise now, enjoying the sun, heat, and new things to explore. I love summer, and Boise has pretty awesome summers. Yes, they get hot, but we have a swimming pool. And that makes summer all the better.

So far, we are really loving our apartment. We are so thankful to have found such a good fit for our family. I really like everything about it. Well, I could stand to not have to walk three flights of stairs to get inside, but I also tell myself that a little exercise is good for me (even when lugging a sleeping child and a bag of groceries inside). Hey, we all have to make sacrifices. The benefits greatly outweigh the inconveniences.

Our TV broke when we tried to move it, but that’s okay. Rick and I still like to watch shows on the computer. Our living room now just has bookshelves and a couch, and I don’t mind admitting that I really like it better than I ever liked having a big screen TV. Maybe someday when we can afford another big TV, we could have a theater room. Hahaha. Okay, that was fun to fantasize about. But really. That would be cool.

This is our living room.

We love going to the parks here. There is such a variety of beauty here that is wonderful to behold.

Rick’s work as a chaplain resident keeps him very busy, but we are all thankful for where God has placed him right now. It’s neat to see the way that God continues to use him and reveal the spiritual gifts that Rick has.

As for me, I love life here. But, it’s not without struggle. There’s still a lot that I need to do in order to plug myself into the community and find a good support system of local friends. Being a stay at home mom can be a lonely and isolating job. I love my kids; but these days, as joyous as they are, are not without hardships. Pray for me, that I will love my children as fully as I can, and that we can all live our lives abundantly in this new place that God has brought us.

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