Friday, March 26, 2010

My first week in Alaska

It is hard to believe I have been in Alaska for just over a week.  Last weekend I was anxious about whether I would find a place suitable for my family before I return home on the 30th.  Now here I am with a week behind me, a lease for a rental home that is more than suitable for us, and a postal address in Alaska.  I praise God!  This week I also began learning the ins and outs of my new job, a computer medical records system, and met many new friends that I am loving.  On Saturday afternoon I wondered around the area with two of my new coworkers seeing the sights.  Last night I went to dinner with one of my colleagues and enjoyed it very much.  I can tell I am going to make some great friends here.

Here is a link to our new rental home.  It is on the market to be sold, so it has a link to a realty site.

This week my dh, Tim, headed to Illinois with the children.  He had a dreaded time of it on the way as they got caught in a terrible snow storm, but after riding it out several hours he managed to get in front of it.  They spent a day with my sister Becky and her family in Wichita, KS.  My other sister and her family also came down to visit.  They had a lovely restful day.  On Sunday they drove on to Illinois and stayed with Tim's parents until this morning.  They were able to see several on Tim's side of the family and also reconnect with old friends.  We used to live there until 4.5 years ago when we moved to Colorado.

Tomorrow I may visit a Messianic congregation for the first time in Kenai while I take my Sabbath rest.  I am also considering taking a drive and enjoying some of the area around here that I haven't visited yet.

I hope you all are having a great week also.

If you are looking to join the Weekly Wrapup, I have handed it off temporarily (perhaps permanently?) to my dear friend, Mary at

Feeding on His Faithfulness,



momofara said...

Just found your profile and all I can say is "Wow! What an exciting life you lead!!" I think your blogs are absolutely terrific! May God bless you and your family!!!

Canadagirl said...

Sounds wonderful Carol. I pray God to continue to lead you in every step ...every day. Not just in the now but as the future unfolds. ((HUGS)) I am available to what ever you need. ( temporarily or permanently you just let me know when you know. ((hugs)) )

Sending you blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

In Him<><


proverbsmama said...

Glad to hear that it is gonig well for you.

bbullard said...

Oh, I miss you already. Glad to hear that all is well, and glad that Mary was willing to take on the weekly wrap-ups. I'll see if I stay with it; it just doesn't seem the same without you. God bless.

psalms16vs2 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow, Alaska, what a place to go too. I sort of read through your last posts, and I think I read you are there for a YWAM missions trip, right? That is so neat. I pray everything goes well for you, and you all settle in nicely.

It was nice that your husband got to visit family for a bit. We have family there too. Actually that's where we lived (my hubby born there), before we moved to Idaho. We lived in the Joliet area.

Well, just wanted to stop by and see your blog. Now I'm hooked, want to see how your Alaska adventure does. I'll have to put you on my blog reader now. :)


solidrock said...

Hi Carol! What a lovely home you have found! Just beautiful! Sounds like you are getting settled nicely. And the joy of exploring a new place...