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Merry CHRISTmas from the Lui Family

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by Edward Lui
December 24, 2013
Category:   Family Life

2013 will be a year we will savor as the last year we lived in Texas.  When I first moved to Georgetown, Texas in 2003, I looked at Texas like another “pit stop” for 3-4 years until I found a place I really enjoyed living in.  These 3-4 year pit stops defined my entire life as an Army brat and Army Officer.  Well, after I got out of the Army, Autumn and I fell in love with Texas.  Three little Texans were soon born here, and we enjoyed every bit of the 10 years here (minus the allergies).  We love going on day trips to visit the multitude of farms, parks and barbecue joints that scatter the Hill Country landscape like Texas Bluebonnets in the Spring.  We’ll miss our family and all of the friendships from Hill Country Bible Church and our small group.  We’ll always be Texans at heart.  I’m proud that my company, Mars Hill Realty Group is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and I’ll always have a tax-incentivized reason to visit!

Texas Bluebonnets goat feeding  Longhorn Cavern State Park

We celebrated our transition in typical Lui fashion….with a road trip!  We took our time to drive to Virginia, and made sure to spend a night in San Antonio on the way out to “remember the Alamo.”  It was only a short distance from Georgetown, but we wanted to make sure we gave ourselves some leeway in case the unexpected occurred on moving day…like replacing the air conditioner that went out in our minivan after just 1 hour on the road!  We had a blast exploring New Orleans in the summer heat, and then rewarding ourselves by stuffing our faces with beignets from Cafe du Mond.  We also made a pit stop to splash in the cool waves of the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Beach.  We met up with my parents and my sister and brother’s family at Orlando to enjoy a family reunion at Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Disney World.  Finally, after stops in Charleston, South Carolina and  Savannah, Georgia, we made it to Virginia!

Remembering the Alamo Cafe du mond Animal Kingdom

We’re just as excited about living in Virginia as we have been in Texas.  That’s no small feat to say that, and it must be the evidence that God has truly called us to move.  We’re so grateful that God has given Autumn and I opportunities to work from our home and the flexibility to spend more time as a family.  We’re excited for the new vision that God has for our family and look forward to an awesome 2014 in Northern Virginia.  If God shakes up your world and changes your surroundings, just remember His faithfulness.  He’ll always give you His grace to turn those changes into a blessing that will bring you the most good, and Him the most glory.  Merry Christmas from the Lui Family!

First day of school Winter in Virginia

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9

 

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