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Happily home

by Lesley on March 24, 2015 · 2 comments

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Tweet A year ago, today, we woke up in Sacramento for the very last time. We’d spent the night at the Melvin’s house, which was appropriate since they hosted us on our first night in Sacramento, and I tossed and turned with dreaded anticipation of the morning, nostalgic about how we’d arrived in 2006 with a tiny moving van […]

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Tweet A big, beautiful storm rolled through Santa Barbara last night and this morning, which was a rare treat for our parched California soil. We’ve been waiting and longing for rain, and the Pineapple Express brought plenty. Even our power went out! (I don’t think I’ve ever lost electrical power in ANY California storm, my entire […]

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Tweet My Sacramento girls are gathering at Kat’s house tonight and I’m not there. I’m here, in this house, with a glass of cheap Trader Joe’s wine, and the breeze of a fan, and the light of a lone desk lamp. It’s peaceful and wonderful. I’m not lonely, but I also really miss them. Will I ever […]

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Runway lights

by Lesley on April 6, 2014 · 8 comments

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Tweet About six weeks ago, before the crazy began, I was talking to my wise friend Amy about our family’s future. You see, even though Jonathan and I didn’t anticipate God moving our family to Santa Barbara, we knew He was up to something. In fact we’d been praying over his career for months and […]

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The next thing.

by Lesley on March 20, 2014 · 3 comments

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TweetI mentioned last week that we’ve been facing some big decisions. I wanted to share that our family is moving to Santa Barbara early next week. It’s quite sudden and unexpected and wonderful and sad all at the same time. Wonderful because we’re heading closer to our families and closer to the ocean but sad […]

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