Saturday, July 26, 2008

Our Journey, Part 2

Hey y'all! Sorry it's taken me so long to update this! I will give you a quick run down of what our week in Indiana was like and then share pictures!!

First of all, we had a blast in Indiana! It was so great to see Blair's (and now mine too) family! We arrived on Tuesday around 2 p.m. It was Blair's brother's birthday so we had a wonderful birthday dinner of steak, chicken, and shrimp kabobs with rice, beans, and yummy strawberry shortcake for dessert! Wednesday was super fun. Blair, Ben (Blair's bro), Kate (Ben's girlfriend), and I all went to an amusement park in Sandusky,Ohio called Cedar Point. It was so fun! They had really fun rides and wonderful eats! When we were leaving we got an elephant ear...I don't really know how to describe it except it's really good! Thursday during the day we didn't do a whole lot. But Thursday night, my mother in law (Teri), father in law (Dennis), Blair and I went to Cold Water, Michigan to eat dinner with Grandma and Grandpa Pohl and Aunt Joyce. Friday, my wonderful mother in law (now how many people can say they love their mother in law?!) and I went shopping. We had a great time visiting and looking at all the pretty stuff! On Saturday, she and I went grocery shopping for the picnic that was to be on Sunday. Not long after we got home from the store, her sister, Kathy, and four of her six kids plus an exchange student came to visit! It was so neat to meet all of Blair's cousins! They are a very special family!! Sunday Teri, Kathy, the kids and I all went to church. It was really good to be able to worship God in a new yet familiar surrounding. After church, we went to the house to prepare for the picnic. It was wild and crazy and loads of good times! Monday was, for the most part, spent being lazy. Blair, Ben, Kate and I went to lunch at Olive Garden and that, as always, is yummy! When we got home, Blair and his mom went to town to spend a little 1-on-1 time together. That night after a spaghetti dinner, Teri and I got to visit for a long time and I cherish that! It was so great. She is such a strong, loving, wonderful person and I am so thankful to God that she is in my life! Tuesday morning we left, albeit reluctantly.

We drove and drove and drove and drove and drove....did I mention we drove? It took us about 19-20 hours but we pushed through and made it to Minot in less than one day. We arrived at 1:30 a.m. to find out that we couldn't check into our hotel until 2 p.m. that day. So we had to find a hotel in the middle of the night. Unfortunately for us, most of them were booked due to the State Fair being in town. However, we were finally able to find one and were in bed asleep by 3 a.m.

We woke up around 9:30 a.m. or so and Blair called the housing office on base to see if we'd be able to get a house that day. They said come now and yes, so we ran to the office! We accepted the house after I looked through it (don't worry pictures are coming!). We couldn't get the keys to stay there that night until we went to a warranty briefing (our house is so new everything is under warranty still! Isn't God great!). We went to the briefing on Thursday and were able to stay there that night thanks to our air bed! Friday morning I went to my new hospital to check out the unit I'll be working in. It's nice, but much smaller than what I'm used to. I'm just going to need time to adjust to the environment and their routine.

Oh, oh, I forgot to mention...I got a new car!! It's a silver Honda Civic Hybrid four door, with blue interior, a navigational system, cd player and voice command! It's really cute! I wasn't too excited about being back in a car from an SUV but after having it and driving it, I love it!!! I don't have a picture yet, but I'll get one!

So now is the time I want to brag on God a bit. I really feel that, even though Blair and I didn't necessarily want to leave LA, God has really had His hand in this move. Every little point seems like it's been taken care of seamlessly! Our trip was wonderful with no car troubles. We were able to get a house immediately, all you military wives know that's not the norm. We were able to purchase a really nice car...and it's all because of God and the prayers that our loved ones have sent up on our behalf. So thank you for your prayers and your love and support. We miss each and everyone of you and wish you all the best!! Love to everyone!!!


Lacy said...

It was so good to hear from you...We've only been off the phone 11 min. now and I'm ready to talk to you again :) But I'm really glad you listened to Martha and went to the Library! It's such a relief to hear that ya'll are safe and doing good, with all details attended too. I hope things continue to get better and better for ya'll and I know God will continue to Bless if you continue to give him the Glory! I love you!

Ashlie said...

I'm so glad y'all are able to see God's hand at work in your lives. Despite all our anxiousness, He came through just like He always does, didn't He? I love you, little Sis. And I can't wait to see pictures of the house!! Hurry up and charge that battery!

Muah! Lots of hugs and kisses!

Life as Connor's Mom said...

God is good!!!! I'm so glad you had a smooth trip to Minot. This was a great brought tears to my eyes.

Martha said...

What a great update! I'm so glad everything on your trip and with your move is going so wonderfully! God is truly amazing...