Saturday, December 1, 2007

New Beginnings

We have survived our first big snow day! Our little California girl is showing no signs of crossing over to the other side...the cold side that is. Kiera absolutely hated the snow and hates to be all bundled up. I guess she misses the days of shorts and a tank top.

Since this is our first entry, we thought we better update everyone on what has been going on as of late. We are finally settled into our first purchased home here in Sioux Falls, SD! What a blessing to have space and a place to call our own. We love the big back yard and the quiet street. I love having my own craft room and Ryan his own shop. We feel so spoiled here.

Ryan is loving his new job. He enjoys having a big staff to work with and I sometimes wonder if they get much done other than joking around with each other and taking coffee breaks. It is good to see how well they all get along and enjoy working together.

I have taken a back seat right now with church things. It's nice to take a break from being involved and just get to know people. We have two services every Sunday, so it is a big job learning everyone's names. Ryan is definitely doing better than I. We were able to join a small group with 3 other couples our age. It is nice having friends in our same stage of life and something Ryan and I can enjoy together.

We have definitely enjoyed the benefits of family close by. Ryan's brother TJ and his sister Alecia and her family are all in the area. Kiera LOVES having cousins to play with and her cousin Eli and her always have big displays of affection when they see each other...very cute. Ryan's parents are only 3 hours away, so we have seen them quite a bit. We were able to go there for Thanksgiving and then to Duluth, MN to see my sister Tami and her family for a few days. We feel so spoiled having family so close!

Until next time...

1 comment:

The Growing VM Family said...

Yay Guys!

Welcome to the addictive world of blogging! We are so excited to be able to keep up with you through this convenient medium...and to watch that little California girl of yours grow up. Thanks for sending us the link.

Love, Jen (for the fam)