Saturday, June 30, 2007

The end of the beginning of the beginning

The beginning to the beginning of our seminary adventure has ended! Thank God for a blessed trip! We've arrived! 2,100 miles, 7 pit-stop cities along the way, a trip to Disneyland and the Grand Canyon, 10 days on the road, and a partridge in a pear tree, we made it to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis earlier this afternoon.

Our first item of business in town? Don (our Pastor-to-be) enjoyed a Cardinal Sin.

Well, actually "Cardinal Sin" is the name of a milkshake made by Ted Drewes, St. Louis' world-famous custard stand. The "Cardinal Sin" is frozen vanilla custard with hot fudge and lots of tart cherries mixed in. Yum! Our visit to Ted Drewes fulfilled a promise to a good Bakersfield friend of ours who gave us a send-off gift with one string attached: that we use a portion of the gift for a visit to Ted Drewes! (You know who you are...thank you! Wish you could have been there with us to enjoy it with us!)

Hannah also enjoyed her very first ice cream (well, frozen custard) cone at Ted Drewes!

We are staying in the on-campus dorms tonight and tomorrow, and will move in to our new apartment (pictured below) on Monday. Don's mom, "Grammies," and his eldest brother, "Uncle Dan," are due to join us to help move-in and enjoy the sights over the 4th of July here in this wonderful city.

Our apartment building, which we'll move in to on Monday.

Thank you for your continued love, prayers, and support. We know God blessed and strengthened us on our cross-country journey because of your prayers. You are a blessing to us. Feel free to call, email, write, and pray as God leads you.

We love you,
DR, SR, HR, & ER


  1. Yumm, frozen custard! Glad you guys made it safely. I can't wait to read more about your adventures in your new home.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement! We'll post pictures of the new apartment soon - we're definitely on the way to being settled. Miss you!
    --Stacye & co.