The Giant Leap Has Been Taken

Hi Friends!

Sorry it’s been a bit since I have updated the blog. We have experienced a whirlwind of events over the past couple of weeks and we are, honestly, loving every minute of it! We had some crazy things happen during our trip out here to Bozeman, but if we weren’t having to battle through, I’d wonder if we were following the Lord’s will…

… And one thing we know for certain, we are definitely right in the middle of God’s will. 

First, while packing up our moving truck, we discovered mold on several pieces of furniture, our mattresses, and some clothing due to a leak at our storage unit where we had been keeping everything this summer. This storage unit knew about this leak, but never told its customers. We also found out it wouldn’t be covered by insurance :/ 

… But then, the Lord came through again! My mother-in-law called a company called Bed in a Box and they ended up donating a brand new high quality mattress to us! Something we’ve never been able to sleep on before 🙂 We’re still working to buy some of the furniture needed, but overall, we’ve been well taken care of!

Also, when we arrived, there were a few issues with the water, washer and dryer, etc. at our apartment, but we had some great help and everything was figured out eventually!

But what has been the most amazing thing of all is that everyone here is so accommodating and willing to help. And when I say everyone, I mean the people in this area as a whole will stop and talk to you in the middle of the store, welcome you into their homes, help you find what you need, and just help this new family of ours adjust to Montana life with ease.

Lastly, we’ve really gotten involved with the people here already! So far, we’ve joined an athletic center with a fabulous children’s play place that the boys love, I’ve been asked to join a moms club, we’ve been on play dates, we’ve been to an open gym and the library’s story time, and the children’s museum, among other events. 

We’ve also had people over for dinner and have been involved in a home group at the church we are attending who are supporting us on this journey towards reaching the people of Bozeman and eventually developing a church.

We’re also preparing for this newest little man to join our family in about 8 weeks and have begun sorting and putting away newborn clothes in the boys’ room.

Also, one funny side note is that this is the fittest city I have ever lived in. I mean, even the older people, are so in shape and can do the Cardio party class I’ve been going to even better than me! It’s pretty unbelievable. 

Here’s some pics to give you an idea of our past few weeks in the beautiful Gallatin Valley! Please come visit!

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Being pulled in the wagon by the boys’ new friend Park!

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The boys’ new bedding and their soon to be finished bunks!

 

 

 

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Just 5 minutes into our first real snow here!

 

 

 

 

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Cale asked Gabe to sit on his lap so he could read to him.

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Getting itty bitty newborn clothes into the boys’ closet.

 

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Family date night at a restaurant here.

 

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The boys were amazed at the hibachi chef!

 

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Early morning story time with daddy and our makeshift fireplace/kerosene heater.

 

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Playing outside while mommy works.

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Our first week in Montana, playing on mommy and daddy’s bed

 

 

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Gorgeous views most every day

 

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My two little firemen when we went downtown for Halloween.

 

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Oh yeah, getting ready for snowboarding season 😉

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Taken right beside our apartment

 

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Our family room with our borrowed couch while we search for one of our own.

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Our new donated king size bed and quilt!

 

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Our kitchen

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First Sunday at church

 

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With my little man at church

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Working hard while Cale is still napping

 

 

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Working hard while Gabe is napping

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A morning at the park with new friends!

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With our sweet new friend Korbin

 

Hope you enjoyed it and have a great weekend!

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