Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Town Hall for Hope

Town Hall For Hope

Dave Ramsey

Saturday, March 28, 2009

One week and counting

Well, it's officially been one full week since we made our move to the Kansas City area. It's been pretty busy around here but a good first week. We went to church on Sunday and were able to meet up with a family that Scott used to go to church with in Joplin. They have a daughter that is my age who got married last summer (We had the SAME wedding dress! I think we're just made to be friends.) They already knew that we were moving to Overland Park, so we weren't too nervous about going to a new church since we already knew some people there. EVERYONE was so friendly & nice! We had a wonderful time at church & then went to lunch with our new (Scott's old) friends.

Scott began his first day of work at KDOT on Monday. It was a little overwhelming because of all the information he had to take in the first day, but for a first day of work it went well. He found out that he will be in charge of 7 projects in the area. He is now a supervisor of 4 people, so he'll have to take a class in April dealing with all of the fun stuff that goes along with that responsibility. And he now has his own office! YAY!!  (I'm more impressed with this fact than he is. haha) He also found out on Monday that he would be going to Topeka for a class the next day. He had to report to work on Tuesday & Wednesday at 6:30 in the morning. Needless to say, not having to be at work until 8 o'clock now seems wonderful! :) The rest of his week went really well, and he thinks that he's going to like it.

My week consisted of cleaning, unpacking, and putting away everything in our boxes. I will not complain because we were fortunate enough to have movers who packed, loaded, & unloaded EVERYTHING that we had. It was wonderful!! However, I do not like clutter, so once the movers left I was ready to start unpacking. I finished unpacking & putting away everything by Tuesday. I couldn't have been happier, but we had 36 boxes full of packing paper that needed to be broken down & taken away. WE HAD A LOT OF PACKING PAPER!!! One small box of packing paper took up 4 large trash bags. I've spent the remainder of my time trying to get all of that paper & boxes to our local recycling center. I've got about 4 more boxes left. I will probably do a somersault when all of those are gone. :)

Wednesday night we went to church and met more wonderful people. I feel very fortunate to have found a place where I feel so welcomed so early on. :) Thursday night we went to dinner at Josh & Holly's. We had a wonderful time together with a delicious meal (thanks Holly).  Now we look forward to a nice, quiet weekend at home....hopefully with as little snow as possible. Stay tuned.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

We're Here

Yesterday the movers unloaded all of our stuff into our new apartment.  We have been unpacking boxes since around 3pm yesterday and have made pretty good progress.  After a trip to Lowe's, we now have an operational washer & dryer and shelf paper to install.  If anyone needs boxes or paper to stuff in them, let us know.  We are swimming in it right now.  We are excited about going to church this morning and I am anxious and excited about starting my new job tomorrow.  The apartment is a little smaller than the house in Pea Ridge, but we will adjust and in a couple of weeks we won't notice it as much.  Stefanie really likes the "coziness" of the living room.  We look forward to meeting new friends and having old ones come visit.  Let us know if you will be in the area, we would love to see you.

Monday, March 9, 2009


It is hard to believe that we are moving to Kansas City next week.  When I look back, a lot of things have changed in the last 6 months.  I now have a new wife, a new job and will be living in a new place.  The movers will be here next Thursday to pack everything up (so glad my new job is paying for this).  Friday they will come back to load it and then head out on Saturday.  I still have a lot of anticipation and anxiety about my new job, but God has shown us over and over that this is where we need to be right now.  Stefanie and I have the next week and a half to spend together at home, since neither one of us is working right now.  This should allow us to make sure everything is ready and help us to not stress out as much (I hope).  We have already had one person look at the house, which is encouraging.  As we have said before, this is a bitter-sweet time for us and we will miss it down here.  However, we know that God has plenty in store for us in Kansas and he will continue to take care of us.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Scott Speaks Geek

I have started a new blog where I can get out some geekiness.  You can follow it at scottspeaksgeek.blogspot.com.  I will still write here, but will save my tech talk for the new blog.

p.s. our house is still for sale: http://www.tinyurl.com/204Oakley

Sunday, March 1, 2009

House for Sale

Last Saturday Stefanie and I went to KC to go apartment hunting.  We got to stay with Josh & Holly on Friday night and set out on Saturday to find a place to live.  After looking at six places, we settled on AMLI Clear Creek apartments in Overland Park, Kansas

We now have our house in Pea Ridge up for sale.  It was built in 2007, approximately 1340 square feet, 3 bed/2 bath, all brick and only minutes from Bentonville.  If you, or someone you know is looking you can send them to www.tinyurl.com/204Oakley or have them search for MLS #568760 on their favorite site for more info.