Sunday, September 26, 2010

Settling in....

We are in Michigan! Actually, we've been here for just over 2 weeks already. We are gradually settling in and finding our way around a new town! We were graciously met by many people from the church who helped unload our moving truck as well as strip wallpaper from 1 bedroom and paint the rest. It was SO helpful!

Our first 3 Sundays of being at a new church have gone well too! In case you'd like to see where we are, here's a link to our new church's website:

We are enjoying our new home as well! It is a bit smaller than our home in Oak Harbor, but that has actually been a welcome change! Less to clean, right?!

We have enjoyed getting to know the town of Rockford - its a super cute and quaint town on the Rogue River. We have found they have lots of little events and festivals which are family friendly - lots to do!! And yesterday, we also found a great orchard (DK Orchards) that we went to with our good friends Todd & Jen Timmer and their kids Brett & Gretchen. Prior to our moving out west, we went apple picking each fall with Todd & Jen - a tradition that went back to college which was the first thing Bryan and I did together (before we started dating)! We had a GREAT time and walked away with what we felt like was a STEAL - a tractor ride out to the apple trees, 3 baskets of apples, 1 large pumpkin and 2 small ones, 2 butternut squash, and 1 spaghetti squash - all for only $14!!! What a deal!

Rockford also has a great little farmer's market. Last week I bought an eggplant and 2 nights ago made Eggplant Parmesan. I found a recipe HERE that I followed. The changes I made were to initially cook the eggplant a little longer than suggested (I cooked it for 10 minutes on each side rather than the 5 per side that was suggested). It was SUPER yummy!!!

I am looking forward to getting back into my meal-planning routine again. It makes meals so much easier and my life less stressful. I will post my meal plan coming up here soon!!! I am also working on finding some local resources for food and natural/whole foods. I look forward to sharing with you what I find here very soon!!!


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