Welcome to our exceedingly messy, beautiful life: "a big world is OUT THERE WAITING for us to live in every day. Outside, you will find, there is love all around you... It's a beautiful life & it's a beautiful world & it's a beautiful time... to be here!"

Monday, August 24, 2009

Biola O9

August 17 felt like it came early.
This was the Monday we moved Lando in to his dorm at Horton House for "Torrientation" (orientation for the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola). They moved in 5 days before everyone else and had the campus to themselves for that first week, which was probably a pretty good way to get accustomed before the crowds descended.

It was SO neat to be on the campus of a college with such strong faith roots and traditions. To walk around the campus with all these polite and thoughtful students and their loving families and to run into faculty and staff who were loving and helpful and friendly was a blessed introduction to the college experience for us. And to know that Lando is in a place where God SO had him to be and to see God's hand of provision on that borders on the miraculous for me.

Deevs was down with Swine Flu and couldn't be with us (he went to Katie's for the day as she was down with H1N1 as well) and Jade was in Virginia visiting Sara, so it was just Mom, Dad, and Miss M moving Lando in.

We miss Lando around the house in SO many ways and it is weird to shop for and cook different quantities of food knowing he will not be home. But Miss M and Deevs are a little excited they won't have to violently label every morsel of food in the fridge so Lando the locust won't devour it - haha!

Walking on the Biola Campus
Checking in at Registration
Love, awe, and admiration for God is everywhere around the campus
"Where will I put all my stuff?"

Miss M making the bed for brother
Making a bunk bed alone is HARD!
Starting to get settled
Lando and his roommate Carson - buds!

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