We have truly been amazed and blessed with the experiences (including 1 massive earthquake) we have had and the lifelong friends we have made in Japan. We will be forever thankful for the opportunity to have lived here! We will never be the same. (tear in my eye)
We are now preparing to move into our next phase as a family. We will be moving! “Moving where?” you might ask… well after lots of thought, prayer, debate and whatever else you can imagine, we’ve decided that in the beginning of May, we are moving back to Holland, Michigan. As many of you know, we lived there for 9 years from May 1998 to Sept. 2008. So it’s like home to us and we’re happy to be going back to familiar territory. After being away from Holland for almost 4 years, we expect the area and people to have changed… and so have we. We are returning as completely different people. More mature kids, stronger marriage, great experiences and fresh perspective. Check out Our Story for some history and if you’re curious about where we’re heading, see Our Plans.
For now, our immediate goals are to find a house to rent/buy downtown Holland with a little yard for a garden and buy a vehicle. We want to be close to the farmer’s market, library and other local conveniences. We cannot wait! We hope to use our bicycles as our main source of transport until the weather tells us otherwise.
If you’re in the Holland area, we would love to connect or re-connect with you!
Ian and Jess