It's been 12months since we moved to Nashville! The official date is sketchy but we know that Sept was our move month and we're having major déjà vu as we watch the leaves change - we can't believe it's been a year already.
To mark the anniversary date we made an addition to our life over here... We bought a house!!
Yep - we have apparently put one nail in the coffin for permanency in TN, as our Nashville friends tell us! We are feeling content in our "for now" attitude, Australia is definitely still home*. But we are super excited about moving into our own place. After months of looking, trying to find a place to both live and work in, we found just the one and it's been a speedy dealing since. Here it is...
(We'll post more pictures as we move in!)
Our new blue house is in East Nashville - an inner-city suburb that has cleaned-up in the past 5 years to become a popular spot for young couples, including a lot of the artist community we spend time with. It's also within walking distance to our church, and some new cafes and restaurants - all good stuff.
We're excited to become more a part of our church community, which has a real awareness & involvement in the neighborhood. E. Nashville is still a very diverse area in regards to race & income, with a lot of families living in difficult situations, making it a neighborhood of extremes. So our church has a strong focus on how we live within it & our responsibility as Christian's.
On the work side of life, after a break from any new sounds, "Prone To Wander" is all done and ready to be released into the world! We really love how this album sounds and pray it's a great encouragement to others.
To hear old truths afresh was our purpose in recording this, and I hope we've been faithful in our interpretation of the songs. Check-it-out online if you're keen!
Love Cassie & Nath.
**right after writing this blog I had to search for some Australian images for Nathan (Harbour Bridge, Manly Beach, Fish & Chips, Koala's etc) and I was a bit teary looking at our homeland!! We are Aussie's to the core, which makes our new house purchase in TN just a little funny!