This post will most likely be a short one. I am currently in the library at school (Bottom Easters - you have GOT to come back to Canyon and see how this place has changed!!!) working on my homework for the first week in my MASTERS program... I have to say that I've spent a lot of this week being afraid of this class. I am not sure of how the grading will be different from my bachelors classes. I did notice, however, that anything lower than a 76% is a failing grade! Not that I've even gotten a 76 anyway, but just how hard am I going to have to work in order to get my normal 90 and 95s??
We are moving in and getting settled. I've almost unpacked everything except the scrapbooking stuff. We're having Abby and Matt over for dinner on Saturday and I'm really looking forward to that! The kids are adjusting almost seamlessly. They haven't once cried or even really complained about being so far away from the only home they've really known. They are thrilled that we live about a block away from two parks and just yesterday we discovered the town swimming pool with a huge water slide! We have visited the library and today we're going to the elementary school that the kids will be attending. It is a K-8 and has about 800 students.
Much of our time is spent trying to organize things and get things put away but we have made time each night this week to go to the park and we've been trying for three nights in a row to catch the ice cream truck man! :) We've made frequent trips to Wal-Mart because there are two within a 10 mile radius of the house and we're been enjoying the fun of exploring our new home. Nathan still hasn't met the boy next door, mainly because he's still in school and we're just exhausted come night time.
Our internet is going to be hooked up at the house on Friday and I will finally be back in the land of the living! I knew I was addicted to the internet and communicating with people, but I had no idea just how addicted! :) I am desperately awaiting Friday!!!! We are going to drive around and take pictures of our neighborhood and house and I'm going to make a Picasso album so that you'll be able to see our little corner of the world. I'll post a link here ASAP. :)
Thank you to everyone who prayed for our trip down here. There were a couple of incidents, but both times, God made His presence known and He took care of us! I was blessed with an unnatural amount of faith and was able to experience my own peace while sharing some with Lowell too! I attribute it to all the sermons and worship music I was listening to to help keep me awake while driving all night long... :) That is a long story, however, and will have to wait until later. So, until Friday...