Physically - 95% of our belongings are either in Alaska or on their way.
Mentally - we are both so excited about starting over in a new, beautiful place. I think it will be a great fit for us. Houston brought us together and I anticipate that Anchorage will continue to deepen our marriage.
Spiritually - I know we look forward to getting plugged into a church and building community again...knowing that we'll be around for awhile.
Houston has been great, but I think we've learned we are smaller city type people. We look forward to the benefits that a small place like Anchorage has to offer (like you can get from one end of the city to the other in 20 min - I wonder what that's like?!) :).
We are spending our final few days saying goodbye to dear friends we have made. God has blessed us both as singles and as a married couple here. God brought us both here in His unique ways - and now we are leaving together on an exciting adventure I don't think either one of us would have done without the other. I anticipate that the next few days will be bittersweet.
Though I'm not going to lie...our escape from this heat and humidity couldn't have more perfect timing...:) My remaining suitcase is an eclectic assortment of tank tops, flip flops, scarves and jackets.