Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Our first summer in Kansas

One of our first purchases in Kansas was a family pass to the Kansas City Zoo.  Our family L.O.V.E.S. the zoo!  We had some fun exploring the new's very spread out compared to OKC, so it took us a while to figure out our 'path' through it.  One awesome animal that we have here is the polar bear!  Very fun to watch.

Can you find all 3 kids?

While Dustin and Jodee went to Camp J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) in Oklahoma, I spent some wonderful time with Dylan. We went to Legoland!!  

We had a blast.  I believe Josh was actually on a mission trip in Honduras during this time, too.  We definitely stayed busy this first summer in Kansas!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Move

I really had no idea what "the move" was going to be like. I knew Olathe....I knew our church....but actually moving physically to another state, another house, another neighborhood...WOW.  It didn't help that we had a hail storm 3 days before the move.  It totaled the roof on our house. Lovely. Thankfully, we know the buyer well enough for her to trust that we would get the roof replaced with the insurance money.  It all worked out:) I knew it would, but that week was a mess!!  It was a long trip up here with a very full U-Haul....but we were greeted at our rent house (that I had never seen yet) by about 20 members of our church, ready to help unload.  It was awesome!!  I really wish I had pictures from that was incredible.  They even put our beds together for us so we could sleep comfortably that night. Now THAT'S hospitality, people!

We immediately felt very welcomed. It was great!  I was a little sad, here and there, but there was work to be done, so I held it together quite nicely.  The sad came later;) We worked hard getting the house put together most of the summer. Yes, it took ALL summer to get it in order-kind of.  It's a year later and I'm still rearranging cabinets..ha! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2013...say what?

Wow...cannot believe how much has happened since my last blog..oops.  Let's just say life got a little hectic. Between Josh finding a job 300 miles away from our home, planning a huge move, babysitting 11+ hours a day, selling a house, renting a house, making new friends.....I just didn't have it in me to keep up with this thing!  I'm glad I finally have some time to sit and reflect now.  Thankfully we have pictures to help me remember the past year:)
Embracing the big move!

 Thankful for wonderful family and friends who helped us pack:)

Our 'pounding' from our new church family.  It's been a year and I still haven't had to buy paper towels!!  They are a wonderful, thoughtful group of loving people. So blessed to have such sweet friends here in Kansas!

 S. T. A. I. R. S.  We all had to get used to those...even the dogs!  We have 4 levels in our house...basement, main living area, dining and kitchen area, and upstairs (kid's rooms).  WOW. That's a lot of stairs!  

A favorite in Olathe...the awesome city swimming pools!! 

Well...that's a start, right?  I will be keeping up during the promises on next school year!