Wow! What a busy week! I think I'll have to post more often because now I'm sitting here wondering what exactly to write about when everything I've done this week has been new!
Monday started off our orientation here. That meant getting up and going for 9am. Which was actually nicer than the rest of the week when we had to get up at 6:30 in order to be ready for class at 8am. Pretty tough for this mommy who is used to setting my own schedule and rolling out of bed around 8am. It has been tough on the girls too. I think by the end of the week we were getting a little more used to it.
We've had a few social events that have been fun and have helped in introducing us to our new friends here. We had a barbeque down by the lakes one evening. Of course I forgot my camera. Yesterday our next door neighbor had us all over for a delicious breakfast. I was so grateful to be invited out as I've really been struggling with loneliness since our move. The neighbors were really nice and I am glad to have made that connection with them.
Yesterday morning after breakfast we went into town to see their fall fair parade. It was fun for the girls- their first parade. It was definitely small townish. :) We were pleased to find out that we were sitting at the beginning of the parade and all the clowns threw candy at us. Squeaky was most impressed by the bagpipe band. "Badbites" she called them as she marched around our house banging on a plastic bowl yesterday.
We were invited out to a classmates home tonight as well but our girls have all come down with a nasty cold. They were planning to have supper and then play some games so Dennis went over after we got our sickies into bed.
This coming week has four last days of orientation before real classes start. We have labor day (tomorrow) off. I've really been enjoying the orientation so far as much of it has been devotional and encouraging spiritually. It has helped me to remember why we came here since the last few weeks were so chaotic with the move.