Wednesday, November 11, 2009

From Oregon to Colorado...

As life continues to roll along, and we continue our journey...the Lord continues to bless our little family. Here is a photo recap of our last few days:
Friends helped us with our last minute packing...

The covered wagon, if you will...abandoning all of our furniture....we only took boxes...stuffed into the truck and trailer...

We wake early in the morning...get the kids up, and roll em out!

We started our journey in Portland, Oregon...traveling through Eastern Oregon, down through Idaho, and pausing for the night in Twin Falls, Idaho. The next morning we received an email from some friends...who we haven't seen for 6 years...who were traveling from Wisconsin to Arizona on their missionary support tour. Here's the cool thing...that I can't stop praising the Lord for...after a quick phone call, we figured out that we were going to be passing by each other while traveling in opposite directions on highway 80.

After figuring out that there was no city at the halfway point...we decided on mile post 150...at the abandoned gas station...well, we didn't know it was abandoned until we got there. But the Lord totally hooked us up!!! It was freezing, it was windy, it was rad! It was a middle of no where meeting full of warm reunions and crisp smiles. As they continue on their journey to raise their support to go to Papua New Guinea, and we continue on our journey to Colorado, we both stop and say "Thank You" to the Lord...for friends, family, blessings, and support that He provides.

The kids...

We kept on trucking...arriving in Colorado Springs Friday evening. After a good nights rest, we attended the Air Force vs. Army football game on Saturday. Now, if you're not a football fan, you would still love this game! A seven man parachute team, jets flying overhead...cadets filing into the stadium by the hundreds...American to the core! It was radder than rad!

After they announced all the units, they "broke" and flooded into the stands...like a wave of blue...

It was a great start to our new adventure!
After staying in a hotel for a couple nights, our suitcase quest continued on at the home of family friends...complete with elk burgers, our own room, and good conversation. Then the call came..."You're approved to rent the house."

So now we continue our praises to the Lord....and rest (for the night) as we prepare to keep on keeping on...smiling at the goodness of the Lord.

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17