Well a lot has changed in the past two months. Jess, TJ & the kids moved into their new house right before Cadence's birthday party in May. The new house is beautiful! Jess watches a lot of HGtv, so she knew exactly what she wanted, and TJ delivered.
The reason for the huge delay in blogs is because I no longer live with the Cardinals. When they moved into the new house, I moved in with my friend Lindsey. I have been missing the kids like crazy! The reason for my move is because I took a new job, and I will be traveling a LOT. I will be working with Compassion International. I am going to be traveling the country on their mobile tour called Change the Story. You can check out the web page if you want. http://www.compassion.com/change/default.htm?referer=134089
I actually just got back from Nicaragua a few days ago. I went with Compassion to see first hand what they do. It was the most incredible experience I have ever had. I got to meet one of the little girls that I sponsor, which was so amazing. Going on the trip made me reeeeally want to learn Spanish. Language is such a huge barrier between people. I remember a few things from Spanish class... but apparently "la biblioteca" and "el bano" don't get you very far. Except for to the library and bathroom... but conversation was definitely not enhanced by my Spanish "skills". Luckily, Compassion supplied us with multiple translators to help us communicate with everyone.
I am definitely missing, and will continue to miss, being so close to my nieces and nephews.. but I am so excited about this season of my life. I think I might start a blog about my travels. TJ suggested I call it "Where in the World is SarahLynn?"
TJ is going to take over the Cardinal Chirp. He will be writing about their daily lives, as well as the lives of their clients that they spend time with. I, personally, think that it is going to be fantastic reading about everything from TJ's perspective. As I have mentioned before, TJ is super detailed and observant (don't mistake is quietness for shyness.. he is really just mentally typing a transcript of every conversation so that he can thoroughly analyze it later.. and think of what he could have said), so he doesn't miss a thing. Also, Jess & TJ are now doing wedding photography so they will be able to feature all of those awesome couples. I hope you have all enjoyed my time with The Cardinals as much as I have!