Monday, January 18, 2010


On Saturday Paul and I went to Philadelphia and toured Independence Hall and saw the Liberty Bell. We were both so grateful for the sacrifice of our nations first leaders and the risks they took for our freedom. We are so grateful to live in this country and have this opportunity to visit these historic sights. Our tour guides were wonderful and incredibly knowledgable. (The picture of the room is the signing room where the declaration of independence was signed and where the constitution was drafted.)

We're Here

We are here in Delaware and made it safe and sound. We actually made the trip from Iowa to New Jersey in one day. Thanks to my father-in-law and his wonderful Christmas gift (dual screen portable DVD player) the girls were well behaved and did great on the trip. For the next week and with the help of our wonderful family we moved into our apartment and cleaned, unpacked, and got everything in order before Paul started working for the judge. The girls had a rough adjustment period but they are doing really well now. Paul is really enjoying working for Vice Chancellor Parsons and we have had fun meeting new people and observing all the differences between the West, Midwest and the East. It is amazing how different each place is that we move to and yet how good and kind the people are no matter where we go. I am so grateful for good people who go out of their way to make us feel at home, no matter where we live!