In further preparation for overseas missionary service, Jon has taken a job as co-pilot for New Mexico Airlines and will be starting this Thursday, so here we are in Albuquerque, NM! Jon will be flying Caravans (a larger type of plane than he has flown so far in his pilot training) that carry nine passengers to several cities in New Mexico. We packed up our moving truck in Michigan the weekend before Christmas, parked the van in Wheaton and spent the week with our families and headed down to Albuquerque the weekend after Christmas. It was quite a whirlwind!
It is so beautiful here! The mountains are so awesome - it's still hard to believe we live here because it feels like the type of place you would visit on vacation. So far the weather is much milder than Chicago or Michigan winter, but it isn't particularly warm. We hear it stays mostly in the 40's in January. Jonah seems to be adjusting to the new locale just fine.
We visited the PCA church yesterday and were welcomed with open arms. We even met a couple who went to Wheaton College and the husband had lived on Paul's floor in Fisher dorm. What a small world! I'm anxious to get involved in church and find a MOPS group to make friends and have stuff to do with Jonah. I'm very excited that we will have more days of pleasant weather here than if we were still in Michigan.
Please email us if you would like our new address (it's probably not a good idea to post our address on a public web site). Our phone numbers are still the same.