In case you haven’t already heard the big news, we’re moving to Oregon at the end of August. And now that it’s incredibly close to the end of June, August seems to be coming really quickly! Even though we’ve been talking about the possibility of Oregon for over a year, I think it’s going to sneak up on us.
We have a whole lot of prep to do over the next two months (finding a place to live, planning our route, slimming down the contents of our apartment, etc.), but we’re also trying to soak in the glory that is Kentucky. That means eating the good food, visiting the fun places, and spending as much time as possible with our friends.
I have a feeling I’ll be writing a lot of these “what we’ll miss about Lexington” posts over the next few months, so I’ll start us off with a little tribute to our small group.
Eric and I joined this incredibly awesome small group a few months after we got married. What began as a tiny little group of 6 (I think), has morphed into a loud, hilarious party of 12. We’ve spent almost every Sunday evening (and most Sunday mornings and afternoons, and if we’re being honest, a whole lot of weeknights) with these folks over the past year and a half, sharing stories, lives, books, games, television shows, and tons of incredible food. I think I can speak for both of us when I say that this group has made us feel like Lexington is our home, so we’re super sad to leave them.
And I’d like to give a special shout-out to our small group leaders, Dustin and Shelly, who are two of the best people I know. We took them to Oldham County (our homeland) a few weeks ago to eat at our favorite BBQ place (Big R’s– check it out if you’re ever in LaGrange, KY), but it was closed. We also took them to go see the library, which is LEED certified and really cool. It, too, was closed. But we were successful in taking them to Arts on the Green, Oldham County’s big art festival on the courthouse lawn. And they got to see a train go down Main Street, which is always super exciting. Even if most of our plans failed, an afternoon with the Pugels is a success in my book.
So here’s to the Pugels, the Livingstons, the Atashroos, the Benningfield, the Powers, the Carman, and the Janoski. You guys are the bomb.