It’s been a while since I’ve written a post, but I have a good reason for that. A lot has been happening over the past few weeks, a lot of life changing decisions have been made and I can now say that on August 28, 2011 my wife and I will be packing up, driving across the country and will be moving to my hometown of Cumberland, Maryland.

We have started packing which is an adventure in itself, but the real adventure will be our 8 day road trip. Here’s what it looks like:

Day 1 – Camarillo, California to Las Vegas, Nevada

Day 2 – Las Vegas to Provo, Utah

Day 3 – Provo to Casper, Wyoming

Day 4 – Casper to Rapid City, South Dakota (we are going a little out of the way because we’ve always wanted to see Mt. Rushmore!)

Day 5 – Rapid City to Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Day 6 – Sioux Falls to Moline, Illinois

Day 7 – Moline to Dayton, Ohio

Day 8 – Dayton to Cumberland, Maryland

I will most definitely be blogging and uploading pictures from the trip because not only will it be my wife and I, our 5 trusty dogs will traveling with us.

Why are we moving to Maryland you may ask? Well, I accepted a job at Cumberland Community Church as an associate pastor overseeing high school, middle school and children. I’m super stoked because we were able to go back and visit two weeks ago and everyone we met was awesome. I’m looking forward to getting to know the students and being a part of their lives. Lots of different ideas are running through my head like starting a weekly podcast, developing a website specifically for the youth and installing a disc golf course at the house we’ll be living at.

Totally random but I’m also really excited to be living where it snows. Here’s to a white Christmas this year.





My wife and I are in the process of moving (for the second time in 2 years) from our current apartment to a house. I think the house actually has less sqaure footage than our apartment, but it has a garage, a second bedroom, and  a yard that’s twice the size of the house (the dogs are going to love that)!

We’ve been busy painting (Jenny and her mom) and ripping up carpet (me) to get everything ready for all the stuff to be moved in. This Saturday we are getting some friends together and hopefully can get everything transferred from the old place to the new one.

Why is this of any interest to you? The reality of it is, it probably isn’t that interesting, so I shall quit writing for now, because I could be packing boxes instead!

On a quick note though, I’ve been enjoying the World Cup so far, seen some good matches and upsets. Anyone else watching? After seeing all the teams play, who stands out? Brazil? Germany? Netherlands? Switzerland?