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.