Posted (Tina) in All Posts on May-25-2008

The boys woke up and decided to start their trip around 8:20CST. They are headed on I-70 straight through Kansas City, the rest of Kansas and into Colorado. There is supposed to be rain and thunderstorms throughout Kansas today, so we’re praying for safety. The drive lasts for about 13 hours, similar to yesterday.

UPDATE 2pm EST: Josh and Doug are 20 miles east of Topeka, KS. Only 8 hours left till they reach our Colorado home! Ella is having a good day too!

UPDATE 6pm EST: Continue to pray for safety – – Josh and Doug are in Ellis, KS and there is a tornado warning until 6:30pm EST! We think that they are past it, but there is hail, thunderstorms and a tornado warning. They stopped off the highway and are listening to the local radio. Based on what we can tell, they are better off to keep driving and getting out of Kansas since the tornado activity seems to be behind them. After just talking to them at 6:15pm EST, they have decided to continue driving towards Colorado.

UPDATE 8pm EST: Josh and Doug are almost in Colorado – – 15 miles away. They started driving away from the storms (thank goodness for cell phones and Internet), once they confirmed the exact location of the storms. Many nearby were taking shelter and instead, they hit the road and started driving. That was a wise decision as the tornado ended up going directly through Ellis, KS. They are only 3 hours from our house in Colorado!!!

And back here in Gainesville, Ella is having a great day hanging out with me and Jeanie.

UPDATE 11:15pm EST: Josh is going a route that is 20 minutes longer because he wants to show his buddy the lights of downtown Denver. They just drove past Invesco Field at Mile High. This means that they are about 15 minutes away from our house. It is getting close!

UPDATE 11:38pm EST: Home sweet home for Josh & the cats!!! Now, the boys will sleep good and wake up to catch a 9:45am flight from Denver to Orlando, so they can come all the way back to Gainesville by tomorrow night.

Thank you Lord for keeping Josh, Doug and the cats safe on the trip out to Colorado. We praise you and thank you for this new chapter of our journey. May you continue to watch over us and guide us as we finish our pilgrimage back to our home. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Williamsburg on May 25th, 2008 at 7:55 am #

We feel like we’re right there with you, minus the rear-end fatigue! Yea! =)
Stay safe. XOXOXO

Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on May 25th, 2008 at 12:12 pm #

HOMEWARD BOUND! How exciting! Really…. amazing how far you have come! ALL of you! Wow… I stand back and am amazed.

Jim and Char Jordan on May 25th, 2008 at 12:45 pm #

Hugs and Kisses. Praying for safety and easy driving. LOL Aunt Char and Jim

The Weir Family on May 25th, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

Yahoo!! How exciting! We’re keeping the guys in our prayers today. 🙂

The Weirs

Eve Johnson on May 25th, 2008 at 5:53 pm #

Praise God for guiding you through Kansas!

Chambers Family on May 25th, 2008 at 8:07 pm #

Noticed the WEST sign — hmmm… And all that healthy food you are enjoying! Have an apple pie for me!

I am sure you have made it home – and greeted by Grandpa!

Tara Hayes on May 25th, 2008 at 8:13 pm #

I hope the guys have made it safely to their Colorado destination – I know it has been a long drive home. Ella looks so beautiful in that precious outfit! In the last photo she looks as if she is wondering where her daddy is hiding. Praying for a great move home!!!

Kelli Billman on May 25th, 2008 at 8:26 pm #

So close I’m sure they can taste it. Weather is great here in Denver! Welcome Home Josh!!

Joel Snyder on May 25th, 2008 at 9:35 pm #

Josh and Doug great job and welcome to Denver. I just came home to walk the dogs and saw you made it home. Have a great night and great flight to Orlando tommorow. Ella,Tina,& Jeanie it won’t be long and the boys will be back. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Motormouth on May 26th, 2008 at 5:16 am #

Our Disciple III group is praying for your traveling family this week!

the Lizotte family on May 26th, 2008 at 7:05 am #

Must feel real good to be home for Josh and so close to being home for Tina and Ella. The Bun looks as beautiful as ever
Thanks for all the updates

Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Wootton on May 26th, 2008 at 7:16 am #

Our entire church prayed for travel mercies for your family as you make the move back HOME. God has worked miracles in Ella’s life. We praise Him for his many blessings. Dr. and Mrs. R.D. Wootton

Fran on May 26th, 2008 at 7:53 am #

Our church has been praying for Baby Ella and her parents along their journey so far and are now praying for their journey to their home in Colorado. God bless you Ella,Josh and Tina . All your family and friends look forward to your return. Blessings to your friends Doug and Jeanie as well!
Love, Fran

Barbara Mullins on May 26th, 2008 at 10:19 am #

Praise God for His travel mercies and for the wonder of modern technology. So glad you missed those tornadoes in Kansas and that Doug and Josh made it home safely. I noticed that Ella is definitely showing some baby fat – she looks wonderful! Praying for your trip back to FL and back to CO. Blessings!

Barbara Mullins

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