On Wednesday the 1st, if you’re on our mailing list, you received our June Newsletter in your inbox and the snail mail ones were mailed out on May 31st. I almost never send out a newsletter right at the beginning of the month but we have some great news to share. And no, I’m not pregnant. I still feel like I need to make this disclaimer every time I talk about “having news to share” with someone. So I guess the time I write…we have some news to share… and don’t make the disclaimer, you’ll all know the newsletter content already:-)But anyway, for those of your who have not read our news already, you can read it by clicking on the picture above or on our website under the About tab. We share the great and the not so great and there are some cute picture of us too, if I do say so myself.
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It’s the last day of April and I drove today through the snow. Maybe I’ve done a little snow driving before in California but nothing that I can really remember and definitely not in April. I can now say that I’ve driven through the Rockies in falling, blowing snow. The coldest it got was 25 degrees according to the temperature gauge on our car. But it was a beautiful drive (at least what I could see when I wasn’t needing to focus solely on seeing out the front windshield) and the light flocking of snow made everything look lovely.We’re hoping that this is the coldest it will be on our road trip so it can only warm up from here. There is snow on the ground in front of Ryan’s brother’s home but it didn’t stop us from having a great evening with some of Ryan’s old friends here in Colorado. It was a night for Rook and catching up. We’re thankful to have arrived safely and are looking forward to a lot of work this week mixed with good family time.
Tomorrow is the big day. Ryan flies to Australia on his first solo international trip. He’s almost done packing and we just decided on his hashtag (#ryantravelssolo) that will be used in order to document his travels. He doesn’t have his own instagram…yet but you can follow him posting to my instagram: joycandee. He’s going to try and post once a day as he travels to Perth, Brookton and beyond.Here’s Ryan getting his potassium intake up before the flight. Notice the flannel shirt and zipper fleece? He’ll be trading those in for shorts and a t-shirt because it’s currently summer in Australia. Perth and Brookton are forecasting highs in the 80s and 90s. And my weather loving husband is of course hoping for thunderstorms which out there is an actual possibility.
Please pray for safe travels for Ryan. Please pray that the trip is productive. And please pray for our marriage, this trip is a great opportunity but it’s also difficult to be apart. Thank you for all your prayers!
Today we leave for Christmas. I’m closing the door on all our packing, sorting and planning. And I’m looking forward to the holidays with family and friends. First up, Sacramento in rainy and cool northern California. I don’t mind Christmas rain because we definitely need all the moisture we can get in California. And then we’re off to Wisconsin. Although it is cold in Wisconsin, it’s not cold enough. We might not have snow, there might not be sledding (picture from sledding in 2013 when we were engaged) but I’ll get to experience this Wisconsin brown that I’ve been hearing so much about. Christmas may not be white but it will still be wonderful.
I hope to be updating our adventures along the way but I’m usually better about using Instagram when we’re traveling so add me: joycandee and follow us through the season. See you all in the New Year!
We are headed up to Sacramento today. We’re hoping for some rain, colder weather and a nice Thanksgiving holiday. There will be some relaxing but also a lot of time with family and friends. Please forgive the blog silence for a few days if I don’t post every activity:-) But you can follow me on Instagram: joycandee for more up to date happenings.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends both here in the US and overseas! I wish everyone safe travels, lots of turkey and many memories. May you not just be thankful but live thankfully. “Thanksgiving, after all is a word of action.” Thank you WJ Cameron for that wonderful insight.