Wednesday, October 8, 2008

And We're Off . .

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!


Robin Shreeves said...

You did just fine for your first post. If I can figure out how to use this without my tech support, you'll figure it out in no time.

I put your blog in my google reader so I'll be notified every time you add an entry.

Have a safe trip out and choose to enjoy the journey. Keep us all posted.


Lani said...

We miss you too, Gwen! Your post was great and this is a fantastic way to keep your friends in Jersey updated on what's going on in your world.

I remember when I had to leave Jersey. It was so difficult and I was crying as well on the drive. However, we were going south (to Forida) and by the time we hit Delaware and traffic on 95, the tears had to stop and, like you said, focus had to stay on the road. God knows how to keep us all on track!

I wish you all the best. Have a safe journey and give the girls a hug for me! And trust me, there's nothing better than leaving Jersey traffic.

Lauree said...

Hey Gwen:
This might be repetitive, as I did this once but didn't have an account yet. Hope the Munchkins didn't get soggy from the flood of tears. Glad you got safely to your first destination and that the dog continues to enjoy his meds! Looking forward to hearing more

Heather Mandala said...

We are praying for you guys! I trust God that He knows exactly what He is doing! Give the girls a hug for us!

laura said...

I know how hard it is to move having done it many times as a military wife. If its any consulation we are looking forward to having you in Iowa.
And we don't do traffic jams here but we can make some mock ones for you with trains blocking the road when you really need to get across town fast...or perhaps the sssllloowww tractors that are so popular on the road right now:)heehee
Praying for a safe trip. Anne

Donna said...

What a great idea -- writing a blog! I really enjoyed your first entry.

Welcome to the sport of "cross-country crying"! I first took it up when we dropped the boys off at college. It can get hazardous at times.

I'll be praying for you through the rest of your trek. Blessings to you all,


DerricksAHor said...

Aww! I can't wait to hear about Siouxland. With so many vowels, an x, and only 2 syllables, I know something's going on there.

GJK said...

Hi! This website is great. I just love it. Do you think that you need a helper? Got one here! This website is the best and no argueing with that!

GJK said...

(Just in case anyone is curious, Eastin wrote that last comment. :)