Things are still crazy busy around here but I just wanted to drop a line (and a few photos) to prove that I am still alive and kicking. My mom was getting worried and requested more blogging. We are all moved into our new little apartment. We like to call it our hotel room. It is small and basic and we still have stuff in boxes all over the living room. Our bedroom window opens on to a playground so we hear children playing from morning till night. Living here is very cozy: meaning you can hear and smell and see EVERYTHING that everyone else is doing. And vice versa. Our dear friends Nate and Katie graduated last week and moved away. We were so sad to see them go. I cried. Before moving out here I was sooo scared that we wouldn't find any friends. I thought for sure I would be alone and lonely while Conor went to school everyday. But, I believe God puts certain people in your life for specific reasons. From day one I knew they were an answer to a very sincere prayer, a prayer that I would have good friends to love and love me back. They are amazing people and taught me and Conor so much. One of the most important things that we learned from them was thoughtfulness. Nate and Katie were constantly doing small kind things for us. Bringing us leftovers when they thought we might be hungry and too tired to cook, letting us know of job opportunities, sending us links to interesting articles or pictures, picking up some little craft item they thought we could use in a project we were working on... the list goes on. We were constantly amazed at the small thoughtful things they would do for us. It wasn't until later we realized that pretty much everyone else around us was also benefiting from their kindness in the same way. They all had the similar stories. We were baffled. Conor and I still ask ourselves how they managed to take such good care of us AND EVERYONE at the same time. Those two just have some really big hearts. We are going to miss them so much and can't wait to see what they do next! We love you guys!