Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Did you know...

...that Wisconsin is nicknamed the Badger State?
...the nation's first kindergarten was established in Watertown, WI in 1856?
...that Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States?
...that Wisconsin produces more milk than any other state?
...that Two Rivers, WI is the home of the ice cream sundae?
...that the first Ringling Brothers Circus was staged in Baraboo,WI in 1884?
...that the The Republican Party was founded in Ripon,WI in 1854?
...that Green Bay,WI is the Toilet Paper Capital of the World?

To be honest, I didn't know much about Wisconsin, except the general location of this very cold state, until about 2 months ago. And to be honest, I still don't know that much. I do know, however, that the little town of Appleton,WI is about to get its greatest residents ever, Matt, Kendra, and Macie Hall. You see, some of our dearest friends are moving up to Wisconsin and closer to Canada than Mexico. Kendra and I have taught school together for last 6 years, got married the same summer, had our first babies within weeks of each other, and have spent many a hours up at our "home away from home" together, Bluebonnet Elementary School. Although I am super sad that the Hall's are moving, I have seen God work in and through this move like no other. He has proved His faithfulness time and time again as well as that this is part of HIS perfect plan for their lives.

Pierce and I went over to Lewisville today to say, "See you soon" to our sweet friends. I know this isn't good-bye and that this sweet friendship that God brought together will stay strong even thousands of miles apart.

sweet kisses
precious friends...
the biggest moving truck that i have ever seen...
with matt
kendra, macie, pierce, and i
sweet hugs...
me and my favorite "used-to-be-fourth-grade-teacher"
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28


Judy said...

Great pictures of P and Macie

Kendra said...

Look at you and your WI facts! I am so impressed. You are too very sweet. Love P and Macie pics. Love your words and that you knew how personal Romans 8:28 is to me in the midst of moving. See you not soon enough.