Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cochran Chronicles...

January 19th, 2012

As I sit here writing this, I actually have several projects going at once!!  I am in charge of digitizing all of our old family photos.  I'm also in charge of getting our blog up to date completely before we leave, so I'm scanning while I'm blogging! If you find an error in my typing, don't be too hard on me - I don't claim to be great at double tasking! :)

Anyway, we thought we were busy before, but life has certainly picked up the pace!!  Packing, projects, packing, planning, packing (did I mention we're doing a lot of packing! :)  Yes, it's hard to believe we'll be in Germany before we know it - just a few more days left!!  We are so thankful to everyone back here on the home front who is making it possible for us to be gone.  We couldn't do it without them - thank you!!!  Okay, I hope I'm not going overboard with exclamation points - I guess there's just a lot of excitement right now!  We are also very thankful for daddy's safe arrival in Germany - God is so good to us.  What a blessing.  We miss him very much, but are so excited to be able to see him again shortly.  And the time will go by very quickly as we have MUCH to be done and finish up this next week - prayers would be appreciated - thank you!!

Face-time works out great and certainly makes being separated much easier.  It's really special to still be able to do family worship with daddy.  We even got a tour of his German hotel room - neat!!

Two things before I forget:  
First - I had several inquires in regards to Stasia's military ID (here).  But to explain further, members of military families when they reach the age of 10 are eligible for their military ID (I remember when I couldn't wait to get mine! :).  It is not mandatory in most instances for children, but adults must have them to get on base as well as shop at the base facilities etc.  It is mandatory however, that all eligible persons have a valid ID in order to take a military hop (flight) which is how we plan on getting to Germany.  I hope I did okay answering questions and that it all makes better sense now!

Second - I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who have commented on our blog!!!  I know for the most part anyway that we don't often respond, but we do read all of the comments and they are greatly enjoyed and appreciated.  Keep them coming - we love to hear from our readers!!

Now without further ado I will get some new posts up and coming.  This is going to be a full week of blog posts!  Also, be sure to check back often while we're away.  I plan on keeping you frequently informed of our adventures in travel and European living (really, I do!! :).

Because He Lives,

Savannah ~ for all the rest!


Mikaela said...

I love that you are able to continue family worship long-distance. What a creative solution to keeping up an important commitment!

Veronica said...

Thank you for taking time out of your BUSY schedule to keep us all updated!
Is someone keeping all your animals while you are gone? And did you already answer the question in a previous post as to how long you will get to stay in Germany with your dad??
I am praying for you all as you make the final preparations to be reunited with your dad!

Lisa said...

Praying for a safe trip for you all!!! Looking forward to more posts...miss you :)


The Ahlgren Family said...

We're praying for you all as you prepare to depart on your Great German Adventure! :D
Praise the Lord for technology that keeps us all connected! How wonderful to see and hear your dad even though he's sooooo far away! Very cool.
We missed you all on Sunday and are praying for you to feel perfectly well before you leave and for the Lord to protect you from sickness while you travel!
Have a wonderful time packing and preparing, and try to calm your excitement long enough to get some sleep at night! ;D

Cochran Family said...

Thank you everyone for your comments!! Hey, I'm actually responding!!! No guarantees in the future though. :)

Mikaela: It was great to hear from you. Yes, it IS such a blessing that we're able to talk face to face and do family worship with daddy!

Veronica: Thank you for your prayers! Yes, we have some good friends that will be keeping our animals for us. In fact, I've got a blog post about that coming up soon. :) We aren't yet sure how long we'll be gone. More on that later...

Lisa: Thank you for your prayers too! They're all very much appreciated right now as things are pretty crazy. Miss you too!!!

Katelyn: Thanks to you for your prayers as well! We know that the power of prayer from all the saints has been keeping us going right now. God is so good! I was so sad to miss you on Sunday too. I had hoped to hold Keith one more time. :) I'll be sure to stay in touch. We still need some better health so continued prayers are appreciated!! More sleep would be nice too. Mommy especially has been burning the candle at both ends lately...Hopefully she'll get caught up on some much needed rest as will all the rest of us too!!!