The Beginning

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This is my first attempt at a post.  Might be deleted.

Once upon a time a boy and girl met and shared their dreams.  They met in a hospital under bright lights and long hours.  Across the OR table their eyes met and they knew they were meant to be together.  After work they would sit together and talk for hours.  Sometimes late into the night they would sit in the boy’s pickup truck. The icy winter snow would swirl outside.  Inside they were warm with their excitement of the shared dreams they had.  With twinkling eyes and hearts beating faster they would talk about what life could have in store for them.  The cold winter marched on far from their island inside the truck. They had dreams about family, life and adventure.  They dreamed that they would have many adventures together but one day when they had children to share their adventures they would set out into the world.

They worked for many years. They planned, they saved, they had dreams.

We will teach our children about other parts of the world!  They can go to school somewhere far from home. They will make friends and understand another culture.  They will learn another language.  The boy and girl already spoke a good amount of Spanish between school and working in the hospital so it seemed like a good plan to travel to una pais Latina.  The girl had studied in sunny Sevilla during college so they decided to return.  They went on a fact finding trip 2 years before the planned adventure. They visited small villages and large cities.  They decided on a small town called Alhama de Granada.  Alhama was a warm, ancient village not too far from the sea and nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  The people were as warm as the sunny climate.  They found a school for their little Kezmoh’s and made a plan to return.

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  1. This will be such a wonderful experience for the girls. So excited for you and your family….can’t wait to read your next post and follow you on adventure!

  2. I can’t wait to read all about your adventure! Be sure to post lots of pictures too! I’m very excited for you and your family. What an awesome experience!!

  3. So excited your adventure has finally begun! Let us know when you’re open for visitors (just in case I get a little wanderlust…) So happy for you. Viva Espana!

  4. Estimado Leslie y Miguel,

    Que le vaya bien! No podria esperar hasta su proxima carta :):) Un dia, me gusta a caminar a Santiago a Compostela.

    !Disfruta! Vaya con Dios,

    Julia, la enfermera especializada

    p.s. como es su trabajo alli?

  5. Loved getting to see you for Grampy’s 98th, before you take off. Looking forward to hearing all about this great adventure. Good luck and Bon Voyage! Hugs and Kisses.

  6. I love this update and all the beautiful pictures. Zorro cracks me up! The butterfly is so cool and I love the gymnastics photos. Miss you guys already!!

  7. Dr. Lindgren: Thank you for sharing your blog with me. I am so happy for you and your family, expanding your knowledge and culture in Europe. Praying for your safety, protection, and God bless you all with lots of fun and joy. I enjoy reading your adventures:))) Love, Nikki Lucas

  8. Wow, Christmas day and I can not stop reading about your adventure!!!! The culture, the adventure and the running trails……brings back soooo many great thoughts about my times with you all!! Makes me REALLY want to come out and see you:) Stephen was out of control as he takes Spanish and is obsessed with Spain (LOVES FCB Barcelona) lives in their jacket!! You all look so fit and healthy!! Would be so amazing to see you after all these years. I have had some injuries, however, made a comeback and got back into tri.s this year after a 8 year break to focus on kids stuff!! They are now 13 and 16 and still even more of a challenge!! Do you still remember Dayton, OH?? Sugarcreek is still a fun place to run and your old office is still intact with Jill!! Wow, such memories so much……the snow run in a foot of snow, all the talks while running at Sugarcreek…..not to mention Stephen’s delivery…….!! So much and such an amazing part of my and my family’s life that can NEVER be forgotten:) Wow I miss you Les, your girls are amazing as are you and Mike!!!! The last I TALKED with you was 2002, do you remember the Sushi bar with Sky?? We ran the marathon together and had SO much fun! I will stop as I could go on and on as you know…..that is why we use to get along running together:) Would so love to visit, you will have to let me know as Stephen has a spring break first week of April, he and I want to jump on a plane!!!!! Oh Art and Matthew want to come as well and doing well (Art will be in tax season and Matthew in school) Matthew is going to Spain in 2015 with his Spanish club:)

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