Friday, June 27, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The whole story

Ok, I'm really temped to just link to the my Denver blog and let you read Chris's overview from the trip, but I won't. So, I will give you the abridged version of our trip.
Day 1...Friday morning Chris and I woke up at 5:15 AM and got ready to leave for Dallas at 6! I know. So early to start such a fun trip right? We did have to stop like 2 times just down our street to make sure we remembered everything and we did, so we started the first mini-leg to our journey. After swinging by Dallas to pick up our two other traveling companions, (Tanner and Bethany), and a quick stop at McDonald's for some breakfast we were officially on our way. After what felt like an eternity we made it Colorado and to Aurora where we would be staying. There was a mix up at the hotel, in that our 2 rooms only had one bed and it was a double. Yeah, not great. With Chris on the phone yelling at Hotwire and the rest of us in search of a equally cheap hotel we settled on Motel6. Not too bad, clean, quiet and cheap. All good qualities when it's like one in the morning and you've been driving for like 14 or 15 hours. We settled there for the night.
Day 2... Saturday morning we got up and got ready for our first look at Denver. And it's pretty freakin great too. I mean, fantastic. It's everything that you could want in a city. Driving down the highway you have mountains in the distance and then every possible city luxury or amenity you could want. It was love at first sight. I think we all felt that way. I know I did. So, we walked around town and ate lunch and just breathed it all in. After lunch we drove to Golden, home of the Coors Beer Plant. Chris said since we are going to be a church plant we should visit the Coors plant. Well, I thought it was funny! So, we took a little tour of the plant and just enjoyed ourselves and the free samples. Later we had dinner at Chipotle. You might be wondering why Chipotle, since most city has one, but the resturaunt was actualy started in Denver! So we had to celebrate the genius that is the delicious Chipotle borrito.
Day3... After breakfasting at a near by bagel shop we drove to The Red Rocks. Beautiful and one of the top things to do in Denver. It turns out there is an amphitheater where they have outdoor concerts all summer long and a sunrise service on Easter. We walked around and took pictures of everything we headed back to Denver for the Mile long mall. Anyone that visits me will be going there. You won't regret it, I promise! Then off to Boulder. A great town just 25 miles or so outside of Denver. I think Chris and I will be going there a lot after we move there. There are a lot of people our age there. Which is great since we want to reach people our age for our church. We were pretty wiped out after that so we headed back to the Motel 6 and rested before dinner. After trying out another cool Denver chain we got ready to leave and packed and went to bed early.
Day 4... mostly consisted of a lot of driving and a lot of napping for me. Chris and I got back to Waco around 9:30 tired but so happy and excited.

That in a nutshell is our trip to Denver. Seriously, anyone is welcome to come visit us once we move and get settled. We'd love to show you around. We just can't wait to move now. But we have settled on October for the big move.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

We're Back!

Just a little taste until I can post more details and pictures.

Monday, June 9, 2008


That's right. In just 3 and 1/2 days we will be on the road to Denver, Colorado! Not only am I glad for some time away from work and Texas for that matter, but we are going to be visiting our new hometown!I realize now that I have pretty much prepared myself in most ways for the trip. I bought some new clothes, I'm gonna get some new flip flops, we bought magazines and books the other night. Chris bought himself a Nintendo DS with his fun money and of course we've got the always wonderful IPod. The only thing that I've neglected to do is to pray for our trip. How completely foolish of me (and also typical of me) to get caught up in petty and worldly things and forget to commit this trip to the One who is calling us to go. My heavenly Father. I ask you, my friends. to pray for us as well. There are four of us going. Chris and me, Tanner and Bethany. All of us feel a strong calling to move to Denver and start a church there. So, I ask that you would pray for...
1. safety as we drive about 962 miles and about 14 hours to our destination
2. for perhaps some divine appointments along the way or while we are there
3. brave hearts and strong spirits
4. relationship building during our time together
5. for God to be our center.