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Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
I left my family, my friends, my comfort zone and moved across the country. I'm learning to love and rely on God in a whole new way.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hmmm, Pumpkin Spice Lattes

The beauty of moving to a location where not a single soul knows you is that you can be who you want to be without anyone having any preconceived notions or expectations of how I should act, feel, or be.  Not to say that I've changed much, but it's like a fresh, clean slate.  It's fun making new friendships.  Letting people in on my life, learning about them.  My small group that meets on Wednesday is fantastic.  Less than two weeks I've known these people, but within the body of Christ they're my brothers and sisters and their love for Christ is evident in numerous ways.  It has allowed me an ability to feel at home, finally.  In some ways it feels like months, and in other it feels like I got on the plane yesterday.  Already this has been such a great opportunity to grow, and I'm just getting started.  What does the future hold for me?  Well, I can safely say that it holds hours of driving two little girls all around DC and Maryland, early mornings, busy afternoons, and lots of challenges.  I'm looking forward to it all. 

I've taken to sitting at the Starbucks across the street from my house.  I'm trying to get to know the baristas.  There are lots of high school students here because so many families live in the neighborhood I live in.  I've rediscovered that I LOVE pumpkin spice lattes.  They're not low on calories, but they're definitely worth running off. :)  So delicious. 
I spend a lot of time reading.  I'm enjoying it.  If you have any suggestions for me to read....please, send them my way.   
I wish you all could be sitting here with me.  So many funny little things happen that are hard to explain, but funny none the less.  People watching rocks my world.  People here are vastly different, but similar all at the same time.  This girl just walked in with 4 in heels, and could hardly walk, but right behind her was her mom......
after you see her mom you realize why this girl is wearing the most ridiculous heels and outfit. 
Like mother, like daughter. 
The mother looks like she could be on real housewives of DC(and maybe she is...I live in the right part of town).
A High school teacher just sat at the table next to me, and he's grading his papers....boy I don't envy him. 
An old man and woman are cute sitting in the comfy chairs having a happy conversation, and the weird man in the red hat is sitting in the corner...he's probably a spy or undercover, that's what I'm guessing.  the spy museum said there is a ridiculous amount of people that are spies/undercover in DC.  So, I'm always on the lookout(wink, wink).  So, as you can see, these people are quite a bit different. 
I love DC  :)


  1. Anonymous23/9/10 09:15

    keep up the posting!


  2. Yay C! I am glad everything is going great for you! I sure do miss you!