Friday, August 29, 2008

Just an update

Gosh, life is flying by so fast. It's practically September and then just five weeks until the big move. This week has been good though. We sold our couch, love-seat and coffee table. We also sold our TV and TV stand. Kinda crazy, but we're dealing. I think someone might be coming tomorrow to buy your table and four chairs. That just leaves our bedroom furniture and then garage sale stuff.
I'm feeling a strange mixture of excitement and pure sadness. Even now, I am tearing up as I type this. I told Chris that I've named our next month "Chris and Robin Good-bye tour". My week will consist of packing and cleaning and my weekends of getting around to see everyone I love.
We have a great lead on a condo that we'll rent till we buy a house next year and I've got a few job possibilities. If you think about it, could you lift a prayer up for me in both of those departments?
I told Chris that I'm going to try my hardest to stop worrying so much and just ask God to intervene when He see fits. So maybe you could pray that for me too.
Well, that's about it. Nothing very funny, inspirational or cool. Just an update.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Do it. Go here. You will love. I promise. Well at least I love it. I found it through another blog and I am obsessed. Especially with these. (See below) Turns out they have a store in Denver. Lucky me!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

From the beginning

A sweet friend told me the other day on facebook that she was catching up on my blogs and wanted some more details on our big move to Denver. Which got me to thinking.... I bet a lot of people don't really know why or how we decided to do this thing. So, this is it. From the beginning.

From the time I met Chris I knew he wanted to be a pastor. I also knew that his dream was to start a church. Which he was and did. He was the co-pastor at Nexus Community Church in Brownwood, Texas. But, throughout that time, I knew he wanted to move out of the hated Bible Belt and spread the love. I just never knew the when and where.

So, last year I was a college admissions counselor at the alma mater, and was recruiting in Austin. A co-worker and I decided to hit the outlet malls in Roundrock for a brief break from the madness. I remember this like it was yesterday. It was fallish and getting cold. We were in Banana Republic and Chris called me. He said and I quote, "I think we should move to Denver, Colorado and start a church. And I think we should go after I graduate from Truett Seminary." And I said " Ok".

We started to tell friends who might be interested in this kinda of crazy adventure and got people to think about starting a church. A church that would have services at night, not in the morning. A church that would reach out to the "least of these". The poor, the needy, the left behind and neglected. A church, that would appeal to this generation with small groups that are relevant and organic. A church that would feel like going home.

So, we took our experiences from Nexus and we moved to Waco and Chris went to school full time so he could finish his masters. (which he has!)

We are moving to Denver, October 3rd. In something like 50 days.

Chris and I are the first to go up there. Others that feel called to go in with us are moving next summer. The goal is to start meeting people and find Christians or non Christians who are interested in being apart of something bigger than them. And we will be praying for a building. We'll be praying for a lot of things actually.

I know this also sounds completely crazy. Moving to a state where we don't have any family, friends, maybe even jobs. But, as Chris says, that's how you know it's from God. Plus, I would never do anything crazy if it weren't for Chris. Probably why God put us together.

And that's it. The nitty gritty details. Stay tuned as the story will continue to unfold.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Rules: Answer the questions using only one word. Then tag three others.
1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your significant other? adorable
3. Your hair? boring
4. Your mother? crazy
5. Your father? hard-worker
6. Your favorite thing? shoes
7. Your dream last night? confusing
8 Your favorite drink? tea
9. Your dream/goal?
10. The room you’re in? messy
11. Your hobby? reading
12. Your fear? loneliness
13. What do you want to be in 6 years? mother
14. What you’re not? athletic
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. One of your wish list items? Europe
17. Where you grew up? 'antonio
18. The last thing you did? shower
19. What are you wearing? shorts
20. Favorite gadget? grinder
21. Your pets? non-existent
22. Your computer? laptop
23. Your mood? happy
24. Missing someone?always
25. Your car? silver
26. Something you’re not wearing? earrings
27. Favorite store? BCBG
28. Like someone? always
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Sunday

I tag Rachael, Misty and Chris!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Everything Must GO!

That's right folks. It's gotta go.

A couple of months ago, my mom asked me that we Chris and I moved if we were going to sell everything and buy all new stuff. I gave her my best "are you crazy?!" look and said simply said no.

Well as of last Thursday night... we are selling all of our stuff. I guess you are probably giving me your best "are you crazy?!" look, and maybe you should, but we're doing it.

The thing is... is going to be about 1500 dollars just to move our stuff. And while we saved for this move, and have more than enough to cover it, we just want to start over. I mean... wouldn't you? Get a fresh start with everything!

One of Chris's professors says "Pack light for the journey ahead." We love this. So, we are. Anything that fits into our cars is going. So in the meantime, like the title says, everything must go.

So, if anyone out there is interested in micro-suede couch and love seat, TVs, TV stands, a washer and dryer and possibly some bedroom furniture... let me know. The rest of everything will go into the garage sale we're having at the end of the month or on craig's list.

We are packing light for the journey ahead, so every thing has gotta go.