you can take the girl out of Texas…

So life looks a little different than the last time I posted.  Which is a lot of reason why I HAVEN’T posted in forever.  We moved to Colorado, y’all!  And boy did we do it fast.  Nick accepted a new position and within 3 weeks, we were the newest residents of Littleton, Colorado.  And now we have been here a MONTH.  Time flies when life is changing like crazy!  So as most of you know, I am a born and raised Texas girl so I have received a LOT of questions about how I am doing.  So I figured why not just tell you all at once!

I am GOOD! I really am loving our new home, new city, new church, new state!  Now hear me right.. I’ve got Texas pride like no other and the Lone Star State is being represented WELL in our new home with all kinds of Texas decor.  And it’s the first time in my entire life that I’ve found myself caring about things like Caleb going to an elementary school that does not have the Texas flag flying outside.  Let’s just say I get weirdly nostalgic about all kinds of random things.  And I am ADAMANT that I will not lose my accent and that Caleb will always know he’s originally from the best state ever.

BUT.  Life is seriously fantastic here!  Have you ever just shown up somewhere and it just feels like home?!  That is our new church and this town for us.  The people are incredible and the mountains are GORGEOUS and everyone has gone above and beyond to make us feel so welcome.  Talk about God just confirming over and over again that this is where He has called us.  It is like a breath of fresh air (fresh MOUNTAIN air!).  I always tell people that it is hard to be TOO upset about anything when everytime you turn, you are staring at the glory that is the mountains!!  I can’t imagine ever getting used to it.

So thank you friends for all of your prayers and checking on us!  God is taking care of us and allowing us to stare at mountains while He does!!!  (Can you tell I’m a little bit obsessed?)  But as a true Texas girl, I have never experienced the winter that is coming.  And I am not generally a fan of the cold.  So that should be interesting.  So keep the prayers (and possibly coats or hot cocoa or anything else that can keep me warm!) coming.  And I promise to keep you up to date on all of the adventures of trying to get used to this whole new world!


Our sweet little home!


This is just driving down the road. Staring at snow-topped mountains in the distance.  (Nick was driving, I promise.)


Chilly weather does mean this guy in puffy vest which equals about the cutest thing in all the world.

Published by Raven Jones

I love Jesus. My husband and my sons are the best ever. I'm a Texas girl living in a Colorado world. Coffee makes everything better.

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