Tuesday, January 22, 2008

a shout from the Mountains

This is a random pic....but we haven't taken many since we have been out here....sorry! This is ruthie's Christmas dress under ONE OF grandma's Christmas trees. The bow actually stayed stuck to her scalp for a little while.

We've been told by the nursery folks that Ruthie has been spending a bunch of time with another boy....Oh My!
Kim is doing well and meeting some great people in her mops group and bible study. It has snowed almost everyday it seems...but hasn't been painfully cold. We are still on the house hunt and yes we are still living out of suitcases.
The second week at work my job got changed to the Student Ministries Leader and we have rearranged our team. I really enjoy the folks I work with. There are some incredible people on staff at First Pres.

more later

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Mary Ruth Retton

Ruth is progressing in her rings routine, but having trouble "sticking" the landing. She prefers the floor routine, but I am trying to push her in new ways just like Bela Karolyi would.

The girls and I are headed up to Denver today to see Cody and Tommy Mann. Cody was in the youth group in NC and now has aa big boy job in Denver. This morning it was -6 when we woke up!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Ruckus in the Rockies

"Great Day in the mornin'"- Quote by Nanner B. Gresham
I can honestly say that I have never been so unsettled and peaceful in my entire life. We are trying to find a house, adjust to driving on the snow, finding our way around a huge church and a sprawling community. My first week at the church has been considered one of the hardest changes in the history of the congregation. There was a large cutback in staff as well as budget.
In the midst of the storm....I truly feel at peace. God has led us to this place and has allowed us to have an incredible experience in NC. He hasn't let go...and He won't. As much as I hate cliches, "Gods way of doing things aren't always the way I would choose to do things".
Kim is meeting friends through MOPS and a Bible Study. I am really enjoying several of the church staff who have taken an interest in us and the youth ministry. Ruthie likes to make cool noises with her mouth and she has started dancing in the past week or so.
Under Construction

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

1st official day of work

well, it's the eve of my first day of work here in the Springs and I have my outfit set out next to my bed along with my trapper keeper and lunch box. I truly am excited and overwhelmed all wrapped up in one big emotion. I'm ready to see my wife and child..saturday can't come soon enough.
Arkansas got crushed in the Cotton bowl today.
The house we are staying in for a period of time has gymnastic rings hanging from the living room ceiling.

In the words of Grandma Mabel Stratman....I'm fine as frogs hair.