Friday, January 7, 2011

Arriving at Gateway

It's been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks!

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We visited friends and family in Colorado, spending Christmas and New Year's there tidying up last unfinished bits and pieces. Then it was off to El Paso, Texas to catch up with some of our dear friends from our days of meeting, dating, getting engaged, and working with King's Kids. It was a sweet time!

Yesterday we spent eleven hours driving across the state of Texas. Dan felt like he was out of place without any Wranglers, boots, or gun racks. We learned via a billboard that Judgment Day is coming (5.21.11, in case you were curious), and saw more oil rigs, windmills, and vet clinics than we've seen in a long time. We also had the pleasure of seeing a cattle auction/steak house combined.

The girls thoroughly enjoy our long driving days because it means a break from their (oh-so-strict) normal rule of one movie per day, after chores. What a difference roadtrips have experienced with the advent of portable dvd players!

After replacing a radiator in Denver (thank you 1-800-Radiator for the great deal!), we experienced smooth sailing and no car problems. So, we are grateful for arriving here.

It started to set in yesterday- all the fanfare was done, our visiting and hype was over....
We Are Actually Doing This!! Time for excitement!

The girls were thrilled to see our living quarters for the next month- they have a little room with their own beds, own closets, and had fun finally UNpacking and setting up house for a month. We will have dinner with some new friends tonight and they begin school on Monday.

Our classes will begin tomorrow (Saturday) and today more of our classmates will be arriving and getting settled in. We hope to explore the grounds today and familiarize ourselves for our stay over the next few weeks.

Our computer keeps kicking us off internet when I try to upload photos, so I'll post this, and try to add some pictures to it in a minute.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you guys are enjoying your adventure! I guess California doesn't have a monopoly on the nutcakes eh? LOL! Despite the weird ducks who think they KNOW judgement date (and OBTW even Jesus didn't know this), I kinda like Texas myself. This blog is a wonderful idea. I pray that God will bless all of you and keep you safe. BTW, you guys can email me and Kathy at