Wednesday, June 29, 2005
We're so bummed! Itziar was supposed to fly in today--unfortunately she was unable to get on the plane in Bilbao due to passport problems. So she took care of those but can't come to Portland until next Monday--the 4th...which is a bummer cuz she'll miss out on the Welcome Dinner for all the students and on a few events. Hopefully she'll be over jet lag by Saturday when she goes to Young Life Camp for a week...We miss you Itziar! Can't wait to see you on Monday!!
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Well, we are officially moved out and closed on our house today. We just got back from signing the papers and Jon is picking up the check later today. Crazy!!! It has been a super easy transition for the kids, since they love it at "nannypop-pops" house. Louise and I were just chatting that it would have been much harder on them if we had to move into a strange apartment or something. It was wierd to go back to our house and see it empty. Vacuuming the kids rooms was hard--that was the final teary goodbye for me. Leaving the only home they have ever known; where we brought them from the hospital; the home that Jon and I built together...And yet through it all we have a peace and feel confident that this is the right time to make this change. Next week Itziar, our exchange student, returns for her second summer with us. We are excited and much less nervous this time around! We are relieved to not have to "be" the program this time--as there are 10 other students coming with her! They will all hear the Good News! We are so blessed to be a part of this ministry.