Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Our New Life

When I was growing up, it was my dream to live in Atlanta. After eight years of living there--three of which were spent sitting in traffic instead of actually living my life--we began looking for green pastures. Honestly, pale green would do in order to trump the concrete jungle.

So, we settled on Boise, Idaho. It really wasn't that hard since to decide since it had everything we were looking for--a slower pace of life, a smaller community, a great church (the Boise Vineyard), and activities outdoor galore. After some prayerful consideration, Janel and I felt like this community is what the Lord had for us next.

Instead of fighting traffic in the ATL, these days I ride my bike 5.5 miles along the Boise River on the city's Green Belt. Here are a few pictures from our apartment in the morning as Janel and I sometimes get out the door early enough to watch the sun rise.

Janel took these shots. I especially like the first one of the sun cresting over the mountains of the Boise foothills with the biker speeding away.

So, check back in from time to time for updates on the Chatraw family in Idaho.


Jonathan Corley said...

Congratulations! I'm happy for you guys and also a bit jealous. Ryan and I just took a trip to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole and we spent one night in Rigby Idaho at a B & B. The Snake River came right through the back yard.

We mis you guys at the AVC, but it sounds like you've found a great place to call home. My grandpa always used to say, "home is where your bible is."

Can't believe football season is right around the corner! Go Dawgs!

Darrell said...

I loved the roach dance.