Monday, September 29, 2008

Settling in NC

Jerry "at school" doing a 100 hour inspection on a Cessna 206

Grace and Isaiah are loving their pre-school experience 3 mornings a week at MK Station on the center.

Olivia and I are also back into our "school" routine and she's doing awesome this year! Very much self-motivated and working hard. Having the littler squirts off to their school at 8 really helps us get going in the morning and get a lot done too!

Found this cute t-shirt for Isaiah ("I'm a Mama's Boy"). Couldn't resist since it's actually true! I'm sure he'll grow out of it , but I may take a wee bit of secret satisfaction in knowing I'm his comforter of choice and the one he wants to put him to bed (and the one he wants to drive!)...but Grace is definitely Daddy's girl, so he can take satisfaction in that. We do love to remind each other about these among all the other fun idiosyncrasies our three wonders possess!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Brief Respite

We had the chance to take a week long family vacation on Chincoteague Island in Virginia, before 2 months of training began in North Carolina. We stopped over in St. Louis on our way east to Virginia from Kansas, and saw the Jefferson Expansion Memorial, the arch. 
We chose Chincoteague Island because it was relatively close to training, and because it's home to the wild ponies made famous in Marguerite Henry's, "Misty of Chincoteague", which we enjoyed as part of our home school curriculum. Olivia is horse crazy, she, and her sibs, all had a blast!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Now in North Carolina

We're now in North Carolina, where Jerry (and me, it turns out) will go through ten weeks, or 2 1/2 months of technical orientation...that's bush flying, aircraft maintenance, and other vital skills a missionary pilot will need. I don't have any idea what they have in store for me...better not be how to hand out snacks at altitude!!!!
Pictures to come soon...
We're so happy to be all together in ONE place for a whole 2 1/2 months!
Tomorrow Olivia and I go "back to school" and Jerry goes to his school too. Even Grace & Isaiah will be going to pre school three mornings a week. I think they'll love it.

We'll write more when we know more :)