Monday, July 23, 2007

Chicago here we are!

Well, we are finally here in Chicago! We packed up the truck with MANY of our VA beach friends on Sunday, July, 15th. Thank you sooo much to all of those of you who helped with the loading of the truck and the cleaning of the house. You were such a blessing! We were able to get the truck loaded in an hour and 15 minutes. When we unloaded the truck here, it took us over 6 hours to get it all into the house! It was just Tim, Scott, and I. Yikes! What a day that was! I am glad that is over.

Tim and I have been furiously unpacking boxes and getting our little apartment set up. Tim painted already, the living room is guacamoli green and our bedroom flyaway blue. We will get some picture out soon.

The rest of this week we will be job searching here in the area. I have applied to Trinity for a few positions there and I am looking into some other private schools in the area. I was going to teach in the public school, but it doesn't look like my Illinois state certification will be all lined up in time. So we shall see. I will keep you posted.

We miss you all so much already! Hopefully we can continue to stay in touch through blogging, facebook, e-mail, and phone calls.


Dawn said...

You guys must invest in a camera; I want pictures! :-) It seems strange to think that we will not see you both for a while; but we are so excited about this opportunity for study for Tim. I wil be praying about a job!

Karis said...

What mixed feelings these transitions bring. The sadness of leaving wonderful friends and a wonderful church family but the excitement of following the Lord's leading; the uncertainty of all the unknowns and the peace that God gives when we trust in Him with those unknowns.

I'm glad you have Scott and Lindsey there, and it will be fun to follow your blog through the next months as you settle into life in Chicago.

Kristin said...

Glad you arrived safely. Was anything damaged? We are praying for you as you get settled and find jobs. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your place.

Don & Katrina Hines said...

Hey Jules!

It is so sad to see you go. I have had many thoughts since the last goodbye of "I'll drop in on Jules, oh wait, I can't!!!" Ahh! I don't like that feeling. However, I do know that you are going to enjoy this new stage in life! Keep in touch! I love you!

Lacie said...

Glad you're settling in. We're praying for your job!

journeyer said...

hey, glad you are there. i was quite sad to not be at the Baylor going away party. It's kinda weird, I feel like we have now all left VA. I mean, I know we have, but it's settling more with you guys being the final ones leaving. okay, this sounds ridiculous. . . so i'll stop. Anyways, I just got finished with mapquesting Baltimore to Chicago just to see how far it was. Miss you.

jess said...

Glad you guys are getting settled - we look forward to hearing about you adventures in Chicago-land! We'll be praying for the Lord's provision of jobs and everything else.

jeileenbaylor said...

Kristen - no nothing really got damaged... a scratch here or there, but that is it. We were very fortunate.

Girls, it's so good to hear from you all again! Thanks for sticking with me even though I have been away from blogging so long.

I have about 2 interviews next week... one at a school and 2 and Trinity. So we will see what happens :o)

Prince of Paupers said...

Hi Baby,
Welcome to your new home so far away... so near. I am very proud of you...following Jesus to the ends of the earth. It also warms a father's heart to see the love that your friends have for you.

Love you forever dear one.