Happy February, all! It's been a while since we last updated the blog. I've decided that I should start posting some, because Curby's starting to be "blogged-out" from grading 21 blogs and maintaining four blogs for his own classes.

We've been busy since classes started up. At the end of January, we went to the National Archives, so that I could find and copy historical files on the health care of Native Americans from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Specifically, I found many letters and files describing field nursing among the Five Civilized Tribes. It's all very interesting and will (hopefully) prove very helpful in shaping my historical paper.

Joe and Katie were gracious enough to host us in their apartment, and they provided us some more "firsts" in Virginia---first trip to "Mango Mike's" for some Caribbean food, first time to eat "pork roll," and first time to go into the Washington Monument, all the way to the top. We had a great time and really enjoyed the view of D.C.

The Sunday after our visit to D.C., we joined the church that we've been visiting, Christ Community Church. And the past few weeks, we've visited some small groups through the church and enjoyed one in particular that has an emphasis on prayer for international students.
We look forward to spending more time getting to know the members of our church and adjusting more to the community as a whole. This will be a challenge at times, though, while we continue to stay busy with classes and work.

We hope that you all are doing well and that you enjoyed Valentine's!

Thinking of each of you,
Curby and Gina