Greetings, friends! I decided to try this blogging thing . . so people can keep track of our new lives in Siouxland, if they are so inclined. As I type, I'm in a hotel room in Somerset, PA. The kids are in bed and the dog is drugged and sleeping soundly (if the girls behave as well as the dog on this trip, it'll be a breeze).
Leaving NJ was a trial. We spent about an hour sobbing through the house, picking up last minute left-over items. I was afraid that, driving through all my tears, I'd wreck the van before I got out of the state. Then we came to a complete standstill on the Walt Whitman. God is good -- he knew the best way to stop the flow of tears was to get me focused on the things I won't miss in New Jersey. Number one: THE TRAFFIC.
Anyway, I'm still figuring out this blog thing, so be patient with me in the meantime. When I get settled and have more time and more access to my computer expert (Keith), I'll figure out how to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Right now, I'm hoping I can figure out how to actually get it up on the web at all . .
Do write comments and such, so I know you're reading. I already miss you, my NJ friends!