March has been wonderfully quirky.
Full of out-of-the-norm activities and exciting new projects!
Most of you know by now, we're moving to Germany in about 4 months!
We'll be stationed in Bavaria -
400 miles to Venice,
500 miles to Paris,
600 miles to Rome.
Those distances will fly by with Europe's high speed trains.
Oh yeah, I've checked!!!
We have three years left in this mans army, and we intend to make the most of it!
Then retirement, right?
Right around the time we're ending our first career, we'll have two girls heading for college and two more car payments to make.
Time for career number two.
But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
In the mean time, we've been prepping for the move.
We attended a briefing and received our information packet.
(Is a 90 minute brief funny to anyone else, or is it just me?)
We've started our language studies, and have started dividing up the household goods into three main categories;
1)Take with us
2)Put in storage
3)If this battered piece of furniture sees one more moving van, it will give up on principle and disintegrate on the spot.
(That would be the 'put it out of it's misery' category.)
And we need to apply for passports,
Rent storage units,
Finalize plans for the pooch,
Memorize a 50 page manual for German drivers licences,
Ship the car over,
Change to overseas phone plan,
Research home school requirements,
blah,blah,blah . . .
Another year of AWANA is coming to a close.
Both girls are working on their Timothy awards - no small feat considering they've had to spread the work over six churches in as many states.
We're very proud of them, of course!
We have a wonderful church here, but it comes with a few little glitches.
When it was started, it was in a welcoming residential area.
Skip ahead about 45 yrs, and now that area is the old part of town, while the new has pushed north.
It's not the first church we've attended that has employed undercover security.
But it is the first in which that security has actually been put to the test.
Because of several close calls in the last few months, we have now started using off duty CSPD officers during all services.
Land has been purchased across town for a new facility. Hopefully building will start in early 2014.
Anywho, there's that little bit of excitement.
With all the crazy going on, we have tried to hold on to some of the normal in our lives!
The last week of March is when we celebrate the girls' "New Birth" day.
Each year we have a nice dinner and a quiet evening as a family.
Love, love, love this special time!
|Gave the girls "Not of This World" bracelets.|
We're also keeping up our theme nights. Last week was Phantom of The Opera!
Candlelit evening with beautiful music!
Please keep us in your prayers. Lots to do before we leave.
We're so thankful for the time we've had in Colorado!
God has been good.