Sunday, January 30, 2011


Although I just picked this blog back up recently, I am already moving it! The Rambles of a Redhead can now be found here. Please join me there! There is also more information about contacting me and what I'm doing in Rome, so it just makes it easier for you (and me!) to get information.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Well, I made it to Rome! It's been almost a week and a crazy one at that. I'm afraid this blog has been quite ignored lately. I don't like to be rushed when I blog, and lately there just hasn't been any down time. So, here I am going against my ways to give you some sort of update!

I am loving Italy already and am ecstatic about what the next 6 months hold. Although it is certainly an adjustment moving to a new city that not only has all new people, but a new language, new culture, and new time zone. My life is now characterized by new, unlike much of my life until now.

This past week has just been a week of adjusting to the new time zone (7 hours different from Houston), unpacking, and getting to know the city. I think we're finally getting somewhat adjusted. The slow pace (that's not really slow. We're just not getting involved in the community much yet.) is great for me because I get overwhelmed going outside with all of the magnificent beauty and history here.

Until the Elliotts and I find an apartment for me, I am staying with them. There are some possibilities, but we haven't officially decided. At this point there's only one great option, so we'll just have to see if anything else (there's a couple apartments that we just don't have much information about yet) comes up.

Here's some pictures I've uploaded to Facebook. I'll be updating some here eventually but if you'd like some pictures now you're welcome to!

I'll be back soon! Thank you for all your prayers!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I Leave Today!

Hey everyone!

I leave for Rome TODAY, and I absolutely can not wait. In only a matter of hours, I will be starting my travels that will take me to the place I've been looking ahead to for the last six months or so. At the moment I am scurrying around trying to tie up the many loose ends that surround me, but I wanted to let you know how to pray for me as I travel.

First of all, please pray that the Elliotts and I will catch both of our flights (one from Houston to DC and another from DC to Rome) and it will all go unexpectedly smoothly. Also, pray that our luggage will all come with us and that the extra luggage won't be too expensive. Lastly, please pray that the kids will travel well and we will enjoy our long flight instead of getting tired and grumpy.

Thank you for praying! The next time I update, I will be in Rome! I can't wait to share with you what God does in my life! It is all for His glory!

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