Sunday, June 17, 2007

Home in Wisconsin & Father's Day!

This past week has been a busy one. We finished packing up our apartment and moved our stuff into the parsonage of the church. Oh wait. . . I just realized that we haven't shared our big news on the blog. . . Andy accepted a call to serve as pastor at a church in New Jersey. We've known about this for a while but have had to remain hush hush until the news was official and announced at the church. We were really hoping and praying to head back to Wisconsin so that we could be near family, but thankfully we've been able to get pretty excited about how things have worked out. Everyone that we met from the church has been really friendly and it seems like it will be a great fit for us.

Bella's kept busy playing the piano while we packed things up.She saw me sweeping and wanted to join in on the fun!What a great helper I have!This past Sunday, we had several friends over to pack up the moving truck and then we delivered our stuff to the house on Monday. That night, we camped out in an empty apartment and then took off for Wisconsin on Tuesday. On the way home, we stopped to visit our friends, the Grafs. They have two little boys - Bella had so much fun with both of them. While we were there, they treated us to a visit at the zoo. Here we are with Heidi. I wish that we took more pics from our visit with them. We arrived at my parent's house on Thursday and have been enjoying lots of family time. One extra treat was our chance to visit with some great friends - Tim & Abby McBride and to meet their cute kids, Sam and Hannah. We both happened to be in Wisconsin at the same time. With us living out east and them in Florida, it's pretty tough to get together. Unfortunately, we don't have any pictures from this visit. As we pulled away from them, I realized that we didn't take any pics. I must be slipping in this area.

Today we celebrated Father's Day. Bella is so blessed to have such a wonderful Daddy. She sure loves him!


Elizabeth said...

I did a year of my master's degree out in New Jersey. I hope you enjoy it there. Good luck with the move and enjoy your time in Wisconsin. We wished we were heading up that way this year. My husband was born and raised in Kenosha. Anyway, have a wonderful time!!!

Nicole said...

Congratulations on the big news! That is so wonderful that now you have a "destination" to look forward to. I wish you all the best of luck in your transition!