Friday, August 06, 2010

We've Arrived!

We had another great day of travel and it was wonderful as we crossed over the Oregon state line.  The kids were very excited as we got closer and closer.  The question doesn't change as they get older..."How much longer till we get there?"  The difference today was that it wasn't a complaint, it was an excitement that we were getting closer each time they asked. 

We arrived at our house in Fairview around 3:30 today with two of Erin's friends waiting at the end of the street to see her.  She was so excited she almost jumped out of the car before it came to a complete stop.  She had been talking to her friends along the way to let them know that she was getting closer.  Her friends  had been planning for a week to be here when she arrived.  Jonathan also had his friend come over to see him.  They all had fun reconnecting with each other.

Jim's mom planned a dinner of homemade beef vegetable soup and sandwiches on homemade rolls for dinner.  Our daughter, Kristen, and her family came over.  It was so good to see them and to hold our precious grandchildren again.  We met our grandson, Diligence, for the first time.  How precious he is.  A little later Jim's brother, Luke, and his family came over to see us too.  What a great evening it was.  We look forward to catching up with more people as we get settled in.  I did take pictures of everything but until we get our own computers hooked up, it's a little harder to get them on.  So, I hope you get pictures on from today soon so that you can share in our adventure through pictures also. 

Thank you all for praying for us.  We still don't know what the future holds but we know that God knows and as long as we are keeping close to him, he will lead us in the direction that he would want us to go.  We will keep you updated as we go. 


Middleton said...

Glad you are home safe! Happy to hear how happy you sound!

Mom of thirteen said...

Yeah, you made it! Glad you had a fun homecoming with all the visitors! Wondering when we can get together?