Well, at least it hasn't been FOREVER since we have posted on our blog. We are still alive and well, busy as ever! A quick re-cap of what we have been up to...
In July we moved to a great house that is on the property of our church-Northwest Covenant in Mt. Prospect, IL. Joel is doing grounds work at the church and in turn, we are able to live in the house. It has been SUCH a huge blessing and very humbling for us. So many people in the church and community have made us feel SO welcome and they re-painted and re-finished the entire floor! It's AMAZING! I will post pictures of the inside of the house when we have everything in it's place.
In September, we had visitors from BOTH sides of the family. Joel's parents and brother and fam came and visited as our first guests. A couple of days later, Kim's parents came and in a whirlwind changed the entire outside of the house! You can see the pictures. They brought TONS of landscaping goodies including roses and lavender! I think they were a bit tuckered out since we pulled out gigantic shrubs in the front of the house! Thanks mom and dad!
Kim is still plugging away in school-just a couple quarters away from being done! She's in her pediatric rotation right now which will come in handy for Ecuador!
Joel just today started as a manager of a Verizon store in a town about 30 minutes away from us. He is excited to get to put his own touch on a store-he's got some great ideas.
Hireq and Patah are loving the new house and run around in the big basement. I think they LOVE their new surroundings and love looking out the front window and all the people and dogs walking by. They are quite the hit with the kids in the neighborhood. The parent's like them too because their kids are worn out after playing with 'em.
So, that's an update in a nutshell. Leave a comment and let us know how y'all are doing.