We are nearing the end of March and so far this year is flying by! This next few weeks might feel a little slower (or maybe not!) as we wait for our sweet Baby Cannon to be born!
While the temps haven’t exactly gotten “warm” yet- the sun is shining and the days are getting lots and lots longer which we are SO thankful for!
January and February tend to be pretty difficult months here in Alaska. The days are cold and dreary and mostly dark and it can be pretty discouraging. This winter Adam and I haven’t gotten out for as much hiking as we thought or hoped, but we are SO looking forward to having a little spring baby so we can get outside a ton this summer and enjoy all the sunshine and have adventures together!
We are coming up on a year of living in Anchorage, and that feels nuts. God has been SO faithful to us during our time here. While Alaska is incredibly far from our families, and that can be very difficult at times- we had some dear friends host a baby shower for us a few weeks ago and we were so encouraged by all the people that were there to celebrate our baby and this new season in our lives.
We have been so blessed to be able to use our apartment to host a lot of friends and people passing through Anchorage in need of a place to stay. Adam and I definitely enjoy hosting and count it as a privilege to be able to serve people in that way.
We celebrated two awesome years of marriage back in January, and while we’re still learning every single day how to love one another better, and how to honor each other in our words and actions…we are blown away by how faithfully the Lord has taught us and how much we have grown together. Our marriage is something I am so proud of because we’ve worked really hard at it, and I am excited to see how we will grow and be challenged as we are taking on new roles as parents.
Since about the first week or so in March– I have been finished with my job at Starbucks. It’s been great to be home and to be nesting and preparing for our little one. Work was definitely getting difficult for me- and it was a good time to finish up and let my body get the right amount of rest that it needs as we finish cooking this baby!
Adam and I take turns reminding each other just how much we have to be thankful for. God has provided for us in so many ways and we truly are grateful for the kindness that He shows us.
Spring is yet another reminder of the way He loves us.