Then we were off to Anacortes. More rain, but we did get some sunshine too. One morning I ventured a run along the Washington Park loop. Eric and I ran up there once, but only until we hit a trail and then we pretty much were off the loop the rest of the time. This time I decided I was going to run the loop and boy was I in for a shock. The loop had so many climbs! Just when I had finished one climb and thought the pain was over another hill began. It was tough. Above is a photo from the top.
Our new home was previously owned by a retired couple who were in our church congregation. When we saw they were selling their house (which is just down the street from our other home) we decided on a whim to walk through it. Afterward Eric and I commented to each other how much we liked the floor plan, and decided to go through it again. We then went through the home a third time (all in the same week), and decided it was a no-brainer. We had wanted to look for homes in the neighborhood next to ours for several reasons, and this house was amazing. But could we really do it? Leave our home we loved for this one? We weren't even seriously thinking of moving when we first went through the house!
I told Eric I needed to pray about it. I needed to know it was what the Lord wanted us to do. I prayed several times, pondered about it, prayed some more, and felt that while it was a good decision, it was up to us. I never got that lightening bolt answer I was looking for. Well now that all is said and done, I cannot describe the blessings that have come from making this move! I think the Lord sometimes holds back an answer so we can learn and grow. I am so glad we made this decision; it has not only affected our lives but the lives of some of those around us. I'll go into this later in another post. This is all jumping ahead though. Back to April.
That night we had some dinner and then went and looked at some shops. I took this photo above and sent it to Eric; one shop had a large amount of antique skis, and on each one was a tag listing the type of skis they were, the year they were made, and something interesting about them. It would have been fun to have had Eric there to see them all.
Here's a photo from our condo window. It's hard to tell but its snowing. It snowed all evening and through the night. So neat. Our condo had a wood burning fireplace so Mom bought some wood and built a fire so we could be extra cozy as we played games, ate chocolate and watched HGTV. So glad I'm not the only one that likes to do that when I'm on vacation!!