Saturday, July 25, 2009


We finally were approved for our loan yesterday! We close on Thursday so talk about last minute. But I guess thats how the banks are these days! We were on pins and needles for the last 2 weeks wondering if we were going to even get the loan, after completely falling in love with the home that we put an offer on! So, we are so excited to say that "WE GOT THE HOUSE!"
It is bittersweet for me because its a new chapter in my life and I can't call my dad for approval or tell him how excited we are! But, I know he would approve! We called both our moms and my grandma because we just couldn't hold it inside. We are totally down to just a few items left to pack....! We said goodbye to some really great neighbors who were like grandparents to us and great grand parents to Ta and Kam. It was so sad, we walked in the house and cried. Our neighbors thanked us for allowing them to be grandparents. We pray that we will have incredible neighbors like that at our new home. We will post pictures as soon as we close and email our address out to all our friends, family and supporters.
Jake will start August 8th, associate section leading the 6am's. Continue to pray for us as we go and as our family transitions.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

1 week

We currently have 1 week left in the Carolinas. Its bittersweet for me at least. All of my dads family lives over on the west side of South Carolina. So, we will miss them greatly. But we are thankful for the relationship that has been build while we were here. We will also miss friends that are staying at ZHOP.
Jake and I moved here on January 1st, 2006. We were not married or engaged yet. We started the nightwatch at ZHOP and I built the finance program. It was just Jacob and I in a lonely prayer room every night for at least 3 weeks. Than, Brian Clark came, Michael and Teri Hamilton, Tom and Hilary Lacy, Alison Watkins, Roger Joyner, Matt Welch and a few other people that I have forgotten. We all labored in the nightwatch together for the first year. Jacob and I were married on the land...long story....on April 22, 2006. It was ZHOP's first wedding! We have had both our children, Taylor and Kamdyn in the ZHOP community. We named the nightwatch internship "The Awakened." I mean I could go on and on with memories from ZHOP. We will truly miss the people and the friendships that we have built.
We are so excited for Greg and Caryn Burnett. They are going to be the new leaders for ZHOP. If you know them I would suggest funding them financial. They are one of the greatest couples that Jacob and I know and we are truly blessed to call them friends. This is Greg's email address Just let him know I asked you to fund them.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Babe!

Today, is Jacob's 27Th birthday! Happy Birthday....babe, I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband..and daddy to our two little girls! I am so excited to start this next season together.....
Today, is also Kamdyn's 3 month birthday. I can't believe how fast she is growing. We went to the doctor yesterday and she weighted 11 lbs, 10 Oz's and is 23 inches long!
Taylor's new phrase is "trust me, mommy and daddy!" Its so funny to hear her say that! I guess we tell her to "trust me Ta."
We are packing, packing and more packing. I think Jacob and I will be professional packers! We are so excited to get to KC and finally have our own home! We will post pictures of our new home as soon as we get there.
We had some family pictures done Friday...they were done by Alec Burnett, she is the daughter of Greg and Caryn Burnett. She is an inspiring photographer! Enjoy the new pictures!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Were Moving

Yes, you read the title of this blog correctly. We are moving. Jacob and I have waited until yesterday to announce that we are moving. We are moving back to Kansas City, MO to be apart of IHOP-KC. Jacob and I went to KC about 3 weeksago, to scope it out and he was offered a position. Jacob will be the associate section leader for the 6am-12pm shift. He will also worship lead. We also took advantage of the down turn in the economy and the $8000.00 first time home buyer credit and bought our first house while we were there. We will close on it the end of this month and we will be in KC by August 1st. Jacob starts his new job on August 15!
I know this all seems very fast but, its been in the works for a while now. We were not open to telling anyone just yet. I also know some of you are thinking that we are burnt out and have had a really rough season, so thats why were going to KC. But we feel its just the opposite and we have heard the voice of the Lord, through many dreams and words. We are so excited for this new season. I will post pictures of our new home and the girls soon. We are having some family pictures done tomorrow! Continue to pray for this family as we transition.