We have been in Alaska for one week today. It has been one heck of a week. We got in late Saturday night and stayed with Matt's good friend, who he used to work with, Kevin. The company Kevin works for now pays for the apartment he stays in which is a one bedroom. He graciously let us take it over basically...with him sleeping on the couch. It was a blessing that I am really grateful for even though during our stay with him I was less than happy. We took a giant leap of faith driving here because we both felt strongly that we needed to be here. So we drove up with whatever we could pack in the van including my computer that I wasn't sure would make it! Sooooo grateful for Matt and Chris for finding a way<3 So we drove...through Canada, on the Alaskan highway, in the middle of winter! Blessed on our travels would be an understatement! We had fabulous weather the whole way...even though it was -40 we didn't encounter any snow. We have continued to be blessed all the while having some tough trials. I hate stressing about money and my patience for things is on the crappy side too. But all things considered I'm so very grateful for Matt's family and the wonderful people that they are :) I'm trying to remind myself every day to be grateful for all the things I do already have. My family, Matt's job and the fact that he has officially started his career. He is now an electrical estimator:) No more tools, just nice clothes and an office. And the fact that he can come home for lunch every day! Time to go...it's dinner and the hoard is hungry....sort of.