Wisconsin, Call Day, New Job, New Apartment and New Car

I apologize for how long it has been since my last blog post. I know it has been about 3 months. Things were really slow until Easter and there really wasn't much to talk about. When Easter hit things got really busy and still haven't stopped. Easter was great!

The day after Easter we traveled to Mequon, WI for a week long vacation. Yes, you would think we would go to hot sandy beaches for complete relaxation but we can't help that our hearts draw us to Wisconsin. For those of you who don't know, Nate and I went to school in Mequon at Concordia University. That is also where we met. Our reason for going to Mequon was to attend a reunion concert for the Handbell Choir Nate rang in while he was attending CUW. Many of our friends were attending this event and we thought it would be a great way to catch up with everyone all at the same time. It was a great time. We had the opportunity of visiting with many friends from Concordia, students and professors. It was so great to reconnect with these people. We also had the opportunity to visit with the people from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Mequon which is where Nate worked and we both attended church during our time there. It was so great to visit with so many people who we hold very dear to us. All in all, it was an excellent trip.

May 4th was Call Day at the St. Louis Seminary. We went up with a group of people from our church to welcome the vicar that will be serving at Hanover when Nate and I leave. On this day I also found out that I will be working for Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML) as a receptionist (and other misc. jobs). I am very excited for this job. I love to teach but I also love working with women's ministries within the church. It is also a very big relief to know that I have income to support us in this last year at seminary.

The next biggest news for Nate and I is that we bought a new(er) car! It is good that we are coming back from vicarage with a new car because they say guys come back with a wife, a car or a baby. Nate already had me so I'm glad he's not coming back with another wife and we're not really looking to start a family while he is still in school. My old car, Mona, is a great car but she is 10 years old and had reached 152,000 miles. I started to keep my eyes out for good deals in the car market. A month ago I found a great deal on a 2007 Ford Edge. Long story short, JLo, is the newest member of our family.

Well, we are getting close to the end of our time here in Cape Girardeau. We will miss this place greatly and the people here. We are currently packing to move one week from today. We have found a small (and cheap!) apartment one mile from the seminary that we will be moving into. I will be sure to post pictures when we are all moved in. It may be a while before I do that. In the next month, we will be traveling to Minnesota, South Dakota and Connecticut. I will also be starting a new job.

Well, I better get back to packing! That's all for now. God is good!

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