Friday, April 9, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I am not gonna lie...these past few months have been a whirlwind.  A whirlwind of packing, moving, cleaning, decorating, exploring...but especially a whirlwind of emotions.  It's no secret...this move hasn't been easy on me.  My heart seemed to shatter at the mere thought of leaving all my dearest friends and my godchild Peanut.  I kept on thinking of everthing I would miss instead of the new adventures that lie ahead.  And the hardest part of it all was I KNEW this move was right.  I had no doubt this is where God wanted us, and I absolutely loved the idea of a new adventure with J - just the two of us. heart was torn.  Many times in our lives God calls us to blind faith and this was one of those moments.  Deep breath.  It was time to leap.  So I leaped - with J right by my side holding my hand...and I have to be's been pretty amazing.  Not that there aren't pangs of homesickness for the life we once had, but the excitement and feeling that we are exactly where God wants us far exceeds it all.   

We are now snuggled quite nicely into our adorable new townhome, in our new city, and our new adventure has begun.  Books are starting to fill the bookselves.  Pictures are getting hung.  Fabulous towns are being discovered.  Guests are starting to knock on our door.  And...these walls are starting to look less foreign and feel more like home. I actually find myself looking around the place quite often and feeling too blessed by it all.  I am humbled.  God blesses so richly even when I doubt the journey. 

It took us moving for me to realize a few things.  One...the thought of moving was much harder for me than actually moving.  Two...the people I love don't really feel too far away no matter where I live because they are such a big part of my heart that I think about them and love them more than ever.  Three...change is good.  Change is really good.  Something in my spirit gets renewed by change.  I was stagnant.  I NEEDED to be moved.  I feel a fire coming back into my soul that hasn't been there for a while...and it feels really good. 

This evening I went out for coffee with my dear friend Harmony, explored some fabulous new shops, ran to the grocery store, and then made some delicious orange scones from scratch.  It was a perfect Friday night.  Then it hit me...this is it...I am finally home. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Dear Motivation,

Where are you?  I have been looking for you the last couple of days and simply cannot find you.  Please come and find me soon.  I will be sitting on my couch waiting.  Thank you.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New post.

I have neglected my blog.  There.  I said it.  I am riddled with guilt and, thankfully, Ugly Betty came to my rescue tonight.  In this episode Betty started her own blog and as I was curled up on the couch I reached for my computer to start writing again.  Ahhh...I have missed this.  New year means new dedication in ALL areas of my life. 

So...let's catch up!  I left you all in suspense about what to name my new business venture.  The wait is over...the new company name is 'so sarah designs'!  Think kitchen meets diva...and that is what I specialize in!  :)  Fabulous aprons, beaded and sparkling servingware, sassy napkins and matching napkin rings...and so much more!  My sewing machine has been burning the midnight oil for the last couple of months and I could not be more THRILLED!!!  Ahhh!  This is the best job I have ever had!  God has truly blessed me in this new venture.  Pics to come soon.  I know!  I am cruel.  I have to keep you coming back somehow!

Next...the holidays.  This was J's and my first 'married' Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year...and...they were AMAZING!!!  I won't gush about every detail, but I gotta say...I fall more and more in love with that man 'o mine every single day.  It is so true that everything in life is better when shared with the one you love- especially Christmas morning.  Ahhh... heavenly. 

Okay...I gotta say that 2010 has a hard act to follow...2009 rocked!  I got myself a new hubby, a new career, and a new lease on life. sure has started off with a pretty fabulous bang.  I started the new year with a roadtrip.  I L.O.V.E. and I do mean L.O.V.E. roadtrips!  The most fabulous and uber gorgeous Jamie asked me if I would like to go to Connecticut to visit our dear friend Kelli (a.k.a. my soul sistah in life), her new hubby, her new home and her new state.  I shrieked YES and off we went!  Little did we know that this was truly a God inspired trip.  Every single day was filled with laughter, new adventures, friends, and God.  Click here to read all about our adventures!  God truly used this time to spiritually fill me up and recognize all the new opportunies that surround me this year.

Since we are talking about new opportunities it is time to announce J's new job opportunity.  The Lundgrens will be relocating to the west side of the state!  We are not sure if it will be temporary or permanent yet, but until then my hubby will be starting his new job in Walker, MI (right next to Grand Rapids) in about two weeks.  I have to be honest that I had a lot more emotions about this move than I thought.  I have talked for YEARS about wanted to move back to the west side of the state...until that exact reality came to be.  THEN I realized that the whole time I had been saying all of that I had layed down some pretty deep roots here in this home of mine.  In this little downtown apartment I have lived in for almost 9 years I have gone from a girl to a woman to a wife.  In those years, I have made friendships so deep that my heart literally hurts just thinking of them not being in my everyday life.  I have met, dated, and married the most amazing man - truly God's best.  I have become my goddaughter's best friend in the whole world (which thankyouverymuch took years to accomplish - she IS almost three you know).  And through it all there has been one constant...God.  He is the reason I have these beautiful friendships.  He is the reason why I can curl up each night with the love of my life.  He is the reason that my goddaughter -who is the coolest little chick I have EVER met - is even with us.  And He is the reason my life is so blessed.  So...if He says this is the time to move.  Then this is the time to move.  Let the adventures begin!

And on that note...I will sign off.  Good night and God bless!