Monday: Packed up our moving truck and said "Goodbye!" to our sweet Ohio friends.
Tuesday: Drove 10 hours east. Greg's dad drove the moving truck, Greg's mom drove their car, and Greg drove our mini-van. The kiddos did really well, and only cried the final hour of the trip. (Who can blame them for that? I felt like crying too after being in the car so many hours! :)
Wednesday: Drove the remaining 4 hours to New York, and arrived at our new home (see above picture)! Lots of awesome folks from our new church helped us unload our moving truck in record time, and loaded up our refrigerator and pantry.
Thursday/Friday/Saturday: Unpack. Clean. Build Furniture. Unpack. Clean. Build Furniture. Unpack. Clean. Build Furniture.
Sunday: Our first Sunday at Long Island Abundant Life Church! It was such a joy to be with our new church family for the first time! We feel so loved and welcomed already!
We are finally all moved into our new home! There are just a few boxes left to sort through, so now all that remains is to paint the walls which we plan to do one room at a time each Saturday. Each week as we complete a room I will post pictures of that room.
We love our new little home! For the past four years Greg and I have rented apartments, but we are now renting a little four-bedroom house. I love the feel of having my own little house - it's really wonderful! :)
Today is Greg's official first day at the church, so today begins our new "normal" life. The church is only 2.5 miles from our home, so Greg will be biking to church each day leaving me with the mini-van. I'm excited about being able to take the kiddos places during the day, a luxury we've never had before!
Thank you for praying for us during this transition time, and please keep praying!