Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Beginnings...

Once again we are setting off on a new adventure.  Chris has been accepted into the Doctorate of Philosophy program at Oxford University (yes, in England!) and begins his course on 4 October.  He will be studying Music Composition and the degree normally takes 3 to 3 1/2 years.  Plenty of time for everyone to come visit!

We are very excited to be returning to England after being in Atlanta for the past 13 months.  It has been a great time to see family and friends but has unfortunately not been the best time for us professionally or financially.  We chose quite a time to move back and look for a teaching job!!  We have made it work and are extremely grateful to our families for their support.  Now it is time for a new chapter and we believe God has ordained every step we are taking.  We do ask for your prayers as this a big step of faith and as always we have no idea what is in store for us.  

All the details are taking shape and we are scheduled to fly into Gatwick on 29 September at 7:00am!  I am a little apprehensive about a 9 hour flight with an almost 2 year old but hopefully as it is a night flight she will sleep for the majority.  One can hope!  :)  We will be living in university family flats again which wasn't our first choice but did make the most sense seeing as we don't know the area at all.  The plan is to find a house to rent once we are more settled and can see them in person.  

I thought I would post a few pictures of Madeline from last weekend.  She is growing up so fast and we see lots of personality!  I am amazed every day by her sweet spirit.

She loves flowers!

Where are my pants?!

Cousin Brody is so much fun!

1 comment:

M and L said...

Love the first picture. I hope one day we can spend as much time with her as we did when she was in your belly. :o) Praying for you guys!