Thursday, October 16, 2008

Where have we been?

Yes, yes, I did it again. I fell of the blog wagon. I told you this would happen and I imagine that it will happen again. So you might be wondering where the past few months have found us. Let me tell you: Tennessee, Louisiana, Oklahoma, farm land east Texas, Dallas, Houston, Austin, South Padre Island, Atlanta, back to Louisville, Philidelphia, Munich, the Swiss Alps, Milan, Venice, Pisa, Rome, the Cinque Terre, Paris, Strasbourg, and back to Louisville again. Have we been busy? Not at all!

So here are the details of it all: we left Louisville and went on a spree of visiting friends and family all over the place. It was hard work doing all the visiting but we were so thankful to have the opportunity to do it. And going to sleep at night knowing that I didn't have to go to the office in the morning made things quite enjoyable as well.

In mid-September, we attended a conference with our company where we were officially appointed. It's always a joy to be surrounded by people who are in the same situation as us, pursuing the same end goal.

Then a few weeks later, we got on a plane for our big adventure: backpacking through Europe. This was definitely not a vacation! We carried everything we needed on our backs, wore the same clothes day in and day out, and slept in a tent every night. We visited Germnany, Switzerland, Italy, and France and loved everything we were able to see and do. I'll try to post some pictures & stories later.

Now we're back in Louisville, trying to recover from the jet lag and gear up for the next phase. On Monday, we will be moving east to attend an 8-week training session to prepare us for the big move in January. We're looking forward to the routine and consistency this will provide for us. We've been homeless now since the end of June, and I think the longest period of time we've slept in one location is about a week.

So that's what is going on with us. You'll have to forgive this bare-bones post but I figured it's better than nothing!


Jamie Butts said...

Oh, I so wish I could see you. I'll console myself in the fact that you are close.
Lots of love, and I appreciate the update!

Anonymous said...

wow!! I've been wondering about you. If you civiclians have not yet burned a copy of the song "I've been everywhere" by johnny cash I would definitely do so and make it your personal theme song. I'm glad you made it back it stateside safe. Keep me posted. Love you!

The Absaloms said...

welcome back! (for a short time)! love you, can't wait to see pics and chat.

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Christy said...

I'm glad I got to see you during your whirlwind trip! Love you!

Shannon and Marcus said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to hear about your wonderful travels and adventures... Did you happen to notice anything bizarre on your itinerary? Hope I didn't mess you up too badly :)

Schuknechts said...


It was great to have you stop in Austin. We're excited to see pics of Europe. We're praying for you!

T & S