Oh my, it's been a long time since I have blogged. I am pretty sure no one even checks-in anymore. But I did promise many people I would start blogging again now that we have moved, to keep people updated on our lives and to show-off pictures of the grandkids! So here I am.
We have been in Edmonton almost two weeks already! Time flies when you have much to do, not to mention four kiddos to care for! Clint has been super busy with logistics such as setting up our insurances, visas, importing our vehicle, getting driver's licenses, cell phones, internet, bank accounts, etc. I've been at home mainly getting our boxes unpacked and the house organized. We have been painting at our new place…which you all know is my favorite thing to do…any Clint's! : ) ha!
We really like our new home! (I will post more pictures once I have it a bit decorated). Our house is in a packed-together suburbia neighborhood; so a bit different than our place in North Minneapolis. However, our fenced yard is similar in size. It was built 5 years ago and has an open floor plan. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms…or shall I say "washroom" as the Canadians do. We are using one of the bedrooms as a toy/office/school room, the big three share a room, Jack has his own room and there is a master bedroom. The kids are really liking the carpet at the house. I guess that was the reasoning behind the note Addie wrote to Clint the other day (see below).
We have shopped the local Target near our home. It isn't a Super, but it does have Starbucks. We have been getting our groceries from Superstore so far as we need Provincial ID before we can shop at Costco. Canada is so similar yet so different. It really has been interesting moving to a new place where we know nothing and no one. Just going to run an errand seems over-whelming to me, so I stay home as much as I can. We did find a workout facility and got a membership there for Clint and I. It has an indoor track. It feels great to start running again! I hear there is an awesome library near by, which I plan to check out some time.
The kids are doing well and adapting to life up here as good as can be expected. I am finally making effort to get Jack on a schedule in hopes that he might sleep through the night soon. Clint started work this week and is excited about what lies ahead. It looks like he will be doing a lot of fencing this year. This is my first time being alone with the four kids all day and so far it's going well. We are getting back into routine which is so refreshing to my soul!
We would appreciate your prayers as we start looking for a new church soon. I am a little skeptical about that as I'm still grieving Bethlehem. But God is faithful. Moving far away has already revealed some of my idols of being comfortable. This will certainly be a refining process. I know he has great things in store for us here, even though I do miss "home".
Well, that's all of the random hodge-podge information I have for now.
Hugs to you from Alberta!