We were blessed with an incredible final service with our Real Life Church family ... it was a celebration of what the Lord has done and continues to do in all of our lives, and we said good-bye (or see you soon) to our friends and family there. On Monday the 26th we pulled out of Manhattan ... between our tears and the rain, we were soaked, but the Lord gave us safe travel and we arrived at our new home on Tuesday afternoon to an army of helpers to get our truck/cars unloaded.
Our New Church
Fountain Springs Community Church holds an incredible body of believers and we have been so thankful for their kindness and generosity as we get settled ... we have had opportunities to serve alongside, as well as share and listen and are blessed to be here! God is moving and working in and through, and we are thankful to be a part of it ... and excited for what is to come!
Our New Home
We have unpacked most everything and the house is really feeling like home! We have enjoyed being right in front of some beautiful hills, and even get to watch deer from our kitchen table while we eat ... it's been so great! We've also had the honor of hosting a number of people from our new church family and have enjoyed the time to get to know them!
Our New Town
This place is absolutely "Pleasantville"! People are so kind, and between that and the incredible amounts of activities for families, we have been thoroughly enjoying our time here!
- Old McDonald's Farm: A petting zoo with a lawnmower train that Hayden won't stop talking about.
- Pottery-2-Paint: We had a great family time there choosing then painting pottery - Hayden painted a puppy dog, David got a coffee mug, and I chose a plate. Although I realized that I am very low on the "artistic scale," we had a blast!
- Mt. Rushmore and Keystone: Definitely a family favorite!
- Storybook Island: A free park with dozens and dozens of toys and special things for kids, including a little theater with daily shows. Hayden was stuck on the big train and fire truck that he could play on!
We are still waiting on baby - June 20 is the big day, but the doctor said today (and last Monday) that it could be ANY MINUTE! I am hoping for that, but am trusting that she will come when it is time! :-) My lower back says the time is now, but I'll be patient!
Our big guy is having a ball, and though random questions have come up, from "Why did God bring us here?" to "Why did Adam name the Octopus, Octopus?," he has been enjoying time with mommy and daddy and his new pals! We're working on getting him into the soccer league, and have found a great preschool for the fall (Praise the Lord!)!
Hayden had fun on a recent Saturday afternoon trip to Mt. Rushmore, and won't stop talking about a visit to Ellsworth Air Force Base with the B-1 Bombers with daddy and his buddies Josiah and Christian, and their daddies!
We love you and will post again as soon as we can!