Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Life Update

So, man, it's been awhile since I've been around here. Life has been a little chaotic what with moving, beginning new careers, and everything that goes along with establishing ourselves in new communities (home, work, and church). Things have gone as smoothly as can be expected, and we're adapting pretty well, I'd say. We're finally to the point where I feel like we've got a bit of a routine. Our weeks generally follow a similar rhythm and as that is totally my jam, that makes our lives feel more settled in my mind.

Since you haven't heard from me lately, I thought a quick update might be appropriate. We'll do this bullet style, how about it?

  • We found ourselves a cute, albeit tiny, apartment with a bit of a yard for our pups. My main move-in goal was met the first week we were here - to have no moving boxes in any lived-in areas. The contents of our garage and basement are currently shoved haphazardly in the "guest room" - said room needs some major help. I just close the door and ignore the mess.
  • Adam seems to enjoy his work as a medic. Honestly, I'm still not sure what he does all day, but he comes home with funny stories. 
  • I am working as a math tutor at a middle school. I'm kind of loving it. I never thought I'd enjoy math so much - it's so fun to teach! My kids are pretty cheeky so there's never a dull moment. They definitely keep me on my toes and laughing...hilarious little boogers. 
  • We found a church that we love - yay! Church shopping is the worst, but this was the second one we tried and it is AWESOME. If you ever find yourself near Manhattan, KS on a Sunday, stop by. I've recently started volunteering with the kid's ministry, it's a total blast! We're also getting connected with a small group. Yay for getting to know people! 
  • Speaking of that, we're slowly making some friends in the area. I'm way bad at this guys. Seriously, I really need to work on my people skills. "Hi, my name is Jess. What's your name?" Didn't I learn this stuff in preschool? 
  • We are frequent visitors of the dog park. Especially the last few weeks because it's been 70 degrees in February!!!
  • The pups and I survived our first field experience - meaning Adam was gone for an extended period of time (this one with no contact whatsoever). It wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be. Still not looking forward to the next one though. 
  • And we're getting our first visitors this weekend! Adam's folks are coming to town and I'm so stoked for a touch of home. 
I think that's about it. Do you feel thoroughly updated on all things Ridgeway? 

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