Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
This is to make everything official. Over the last few weeks - even months though we didn't understand yet - we feel like God has been opening doors and opportunities for us in Colorado. He is moving in a big way in our life and it is both exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time! We are feeling so completely drawn to Lakewood in several ways that it is impossible to ignore. So here is our conclusion: we are moving to Colorado as soon as our house sells!
There are many things that have led us to this decision but here are the top three:
1. We feel God is calling us to serve together in a powerful way in Lakewood, CO. This could possibly be through Red Rocks Church where we have been plugging into messages online and I for one have fallen in love with the heart and mission of this church.
2. We feel John is being called to a new direction in his career as a Flight Nurse. This is VERY exciting and he currently has an application and resume submitted for a position with Flight For Life Colorado at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood. Please be praying for an interview! He also has an application in for an ICU position in St. Anthonys Hospital in case he can't get into FFL right away. It is looking very promising that he could start in late May in their Medical ICU (there are 5 ICUs at this hospital).
3. We have family there that have gone before us. Matt and Jacquelyn moved to the Denver area in December and though they may not stay in Lakewood specifically, they will be close. If we are to up and leave everything we know and are comfortable with, and all of our friends and family who are here, it will be nice to have someone to welcome us there.
And of course it goes without saying - this is a life long dream of ours and we look forward to being so close to the mountains where hiking, biking, camping and skiing are right at our fingertips!
Our house goes on the market on the 23rd (Monday!) We have done a lot of work to it so we pray someone is already out there primed and ready to fall in love with it when they see it.
So there you have it! That is our exciting plan. Now begins the waiting game of selling the house and preparing to re-locate to a different state.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Our church had services on Saturday night as well as Sunday in anticipation of extra visitors so John and I went on Saturday. It really worked out nicely because he had to work that night so he didn't have to miss the service. I took the boys with me over to John's grandparents house afterwards for a Farnsworth family dinner and egg hunt. We had a great time and it was great to see everyone though I wish John would have been able to come with us. Sunday morning John slept after having worked all night while the kids and I went back to church to help out in the nursery. Everyone told me it would be CRAZY and I was nuts to volunteer on such a busy Sunday but as it turned out there were a ton of volunteers which was great so it wasn't bad at all. We had a turkey/ham Easter dinner at my family's house that afternoon followed by an egg hunt for the boys. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!
The Easter bunny was pretty busy this year. He managed to make it to our house, drop off goodies at Grandma and Granddad's house that they brought over for the boys, AND go to Nanny and Papa's house! Whew! The boys were thrilled with such a showering of gifts and love. Thank you everyone for loving on our kiddos so much.
Monday, April 9, 2012
We left Friday morning and that night we ate dinner in downtown Denver at a neat bar with both Matt and Jacquelyn. On Saturday we spent some time hanging out with Jacquelyn while Matt was at work. We looked at some houses in the area, went to REI, visited Matt at the paint shop where he was working at the time, rented our skis, and then had an awesome home cooked meal at their place for dinner. Jacquelyn made these awesome calzones with broccoli and sausage. They were VERY tasty. : )
On Sunday we all headed for the slopes at Loveland. Matt and Jacquelyn snow boarded while John and I skied. I was pretty proud that out of the whole day I only had one panic attack! Seriously though, we did have a blast and wore ourselves out as we did run after run from the time they opened in the morning to the time they shut down the lifts in the afternoon. Ok, so John and I quit about 45 minutes early... After a brief Jeep tour along the continental divide, we headed back to their place for take out and movies.
By Monday we were ready to see the kids but not ready to leave CO yet. We left early (or attempted to) and headed for Frisco, the place where John and I got engaged over 10 years ago. It was quite nostalgic and we reminisced of the places we had eaten and the hotel we stayed at. The ride home seemed to take forever but we finally got back around 8:00pm and were happy to see the boys again. The trip certainly stirred something inside us though... We'll be headed back soon.