Friday, June 29, 2012

Our Backyard

Last night we went out walking behind our condo property and we discovered that we live right on the edge of Colorado Springs' largest natural park! So we went out tonight for a picnic and brought the camera. This is what you will get to see when you come visit us!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Hey Everybody,

We don't have much new to report, but just wanted to let everybody know that we are still ok. We are located quite a ways east of I25 if you are looking at things progressing with the fire maps. Our area is not evacuated or even under a pre-evacuation warning. Some of the people I work with are evacuated and have no idea if their homes are still standing, and our hearts go out to those who have lost their homes. Just keep praying for safety for fire-fighters and that the weather will cooperate more. We hit 101 degrees today, and someone told me the average temp for today's date in Colorado Springs is 68 degrees. "The perfect storm."

We should have internet in our own home by Monday, so we won't have to pester the people at Starbucks anymore. We'll keep you all posted!

Anthony and Allison

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Smoke on the Horizon

Hey Everybody,

Took this picture from the McDonald's parking lot that we are sitting at right now. We can see the fires, but they are not super close to us. We can smell the fires in the air (sadly smells good), and the air is a little hazy, but we are not in any danger here. People are getting evacuated from the cities up in the mountains, and they are coming towards us. They are taking shelter in a high school just down the road from us, so we feel pretty safe where we are.

Other then that, we are doing well! I start work tomorrow, and Allison is looking forward to a fun day of organizing our things : ) We have all of our boxes unpacked, and pretty much everything is where it should be. We have had some really great luck with craigslist, and have a nice new kitchen hutch and entertainment center. Allison cooked our first home-cooked meal tonight in our new place, pretty amazing, not going to lie. I'm a lucky guy. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Nelson for the table and chairs, they actually match our wood floors and new kitchen hutch perfectly : )

Thank you all for your prayers and support! We don't want to post our new address online for obvious reasons, but if you want it you can either facebook or email either of us.

Anthony (and Allison)

(Just realized the picture we posted looks a lot like our background : )

Saturday, June 23, 2012

We got a place!

Hey yall,

Sorry it has been a while since we have posted,  we have been really busy because we got a condo! We are renting it from the guy that owns it, and we are very excited about it! It's a two story place with two bedrooms, so we have a room for you to visit : )

Allison's parents shipped our stuff our to us, and we got it all loaded in yesterday! Take a look...
Roughly a billion boxes, each weighing about two billion pounds.

We are still in the process of unloading boxes, but it's going well and we are having fun! Thank you all for the gifts, it is fun to open them again for the second time : ) 

We bought a mattress also, and had a good time strapping it onto our car...
Luckily the guy that sold it to us was a pro, so we got it back safely.

We don't have internet yet, but we are going to figure that out soon. We are at Starbucks right now using the free wi-fi : )

We'll try to post again soon!
Anthony and Allison

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Date Day!

Well, we decided that with all of the stress of traveling, moving, house hunting, job hunting, and the general stress of being somewhere new, we needed a date day. So today we decided to drive to New Life Church in Colorado Springs for the 9am service, and we happened to run into none other than my old youth pastor in St. Cloud, Josh Mabe and his wife, Jennicca. This was such a blessing, because not only did we feel like we had no friends, but they also introduced us to several of their friends! Good day at church, Allison and I are very excited to get to know them all more.

We then decided to go to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, which is where I am trying to get into for employment. But today we were just there to enjoy it. A beautiful day in the mountains, a warm 92 degrees. Here are some pictures....

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is famous for their giraffe exhibit, very close and personal experience!


There is a cool building at the zoo where there are hundreds of beautiful parakeets, finches, and parrots flying around and you can buy little sticks with seeds on the end to feed them. We both got to try when another family didn't want two of their sticks and gave them to us, score!

Great date day at the zoo! Can't wait to spend a lot more time there. We are now members, so we can go whenever we want : ) and we will. Until next time, Anthony and Allison Nelson.

Wedding Pics

Well we got our pictures back from our amazing photographer, Emily Elizabeth, and thought we would post some on here for you all to enjoy. The family pics we will make sure to distribute at some point in the future : )