Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sleepless in Seattle...

...OK, I'm definitely not sleepless in Seattle. I've actually slept very well up here in the northwest. After 2 1/2 days and 36 hours of driving, we arrived at our destination. The past 2 weeks have gone by so fast. We have met some pretty awesome people and we really like the church we will be plugged in at. We were blessed beyond belief with all the support we had in KC before we left. Jonathan and I feel very loved and will never be able to express how thankful we are of the love and relationships we have back at home. (Why do the tears start streaming every time I think/talk about that?) I will frequently be telling you all what all God is doing in our lives here. We are excited and expectant of what God has done and what He will do in the next two years. So let me first just fill you in on our travel to Washington... We left Monday, August 9th at about 7:45am. Jonathan was a stud and woke up early so we could have our Starbucks as we pulled out of the gravel drive of the O'Reilly home. We were so blessed to have Phillip and Susan/Dad and Mom/Filly and Dilly (whatever you want to call them) offer to make the trip across the country with us. I don't know if they fully understood what they offered until the second day of the trip. Jonathan, Phillip and Walter pulled the trailer in the Xterra while Susan and I followed in the Prius. We drove 17 hours on Monday, 15 hours on Tuesday and 4 hours on Wednesday. I think we are completely burnt out on road trips for a while. The first day of driving flew by surprisingly but the second day was a little different story. In case you didn't know already, Montana NEVER ends. It is the longest state ever! We are in a wonderful apartment (total favor of God) and have room for visitors if you feel like coming up to hang out! We would love to have you! We were lucky enough to have our Mom stay about a week with us and help us get settled, unpacked and pick up some of the odds and ends that didn't make the move! The weather has been absolutely amazing! The average temperatures have been in the 70's and low 80's without one drop of rain so far. We are loving it and Walter is enjoying it too! And in case you were wondering how Walter did on the drive out... (about 5 minutes into the drive) (about 5 hours into the drive) He slept the ENTIRE 36 hours! Love and miss you all!


  1. YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!! I am so glad to see you blogging about your life. You know I have questions! hahaha!!!!!

    I think it's awesome you call Susan "mom"!!!! But why Filly and Dilly????

    Bless Walter's heart!!!!! Dont you wish you could have slept that long! Haha!

    Bless you sweetie! Call soon!

  2. Ah!!!! YOu're back!!!!! I am soooo glad you have a two bedroom cuz i'll be visiting!!!!!!!!

  3. The pics of Walter crack me up!! Glad you're here Christie!