Thursday, July 12, 2007
First attempt at blogging!
Cool, I have my own blog! I totally thought it was a lot harder than this to set one up!
Here's my favorite little man, Keenan, and I hanging out (and playing around with the "photo booth" option on the computer).
Wow, I feel kind of pressured to make this one really interesting so that at least some of you out there want to come back sometime! =0)
Well, I can't make any guarantees.... I guess I'll just give a quick summary of what we've been up to since May.
On May 11th, (after four long years), Philip graduated from medical school - Woohoo!
On May 14th and 15th, all of our worldly belongings were packed up and loaded onto a truck (by a moving company). This was a new (great!) experience for us, and I'm afraid we've been forever spoiled and won't ever want to move ourselves again!
After that, we spent a few days in Ontario with my family before heading back to Michigan and saying goodbye to all things Northern. This "Ontario born and bred" girl can't believe she's going to live somewhere that doesn't get snow!!
We arrived here in Florida on May 25th, and then (due to some issues with closing on our house), we spent a week in south Florida with Philip's family.
On June 8th we finally closed on our house, Yay!!
My brother, Andrew came and stayed with us for a week and helped us move in and also did a ton of renovating and painting for us, before heading off on a mission trip to Uganda.
Between June 25th and July 6th, we were very blessed to have lots of company come visit already! (This was a good motivator for us to get the house in some sort order). First we had Philip's dad, Dan (currently living in Kenya), his sister, Jessica and our nephew, Reagan (from Merritt Island, FL), followed by his mom, Kathleen and stepdad, Jeff, and younger brother, Isaac (also from Merritt Island). Last we had my second oldest brother, Mark and his wife, Rebekah (from Ontario). It was really fun (especially for Keenan and I, Philip didn't get to see much of any of them) for us to have them all here so soon after moving so far from home.
Now that the house is empty again, we need to keep working on stuff so that we can actually say (someday) that we are completely moved in.
Well, I think that's probably enough blathering for one day...
See you tomorrow.
Posted by Joia at 12:55 PM