Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Back to the Lone Star State

I can't locate the camera cord yet, so a verbal update will have to do. (I need some major pics update, Miles birthday...moving...) We are in Houston and LOVING it. It took a bit to get here but are so grateful we made it!

We left our place on Saturday afternoon (the 20th) after some very nice friends came and helped me spit shine the house while the men moved everything. Another good friend took the kids for the day so we could get everything done! We left the house, D driving our car, and my brother Drew driving the moving truck. It took us 6 hours to reach Flagstaff (which normally takes about 4). The truck wouldn't go faster than my sweet husband put Drew in the car with me and he took the moving truck. Drew and I went ahead and made it into my parents place around 12 on Sunday (no stopping) and Dustin pulled in around 4ish (he took a brief nap while driving...but a hero for driving the monsterous moving truck the whole way).

We played for a couple of days at my parents place- riding horses, driving go-carts around, playing games. Then went to my mother-in-law's for Thanksgiving lunch (fabulous as always) then after naptime we headed to Houston. We made great time down and checked into a hotel (3 kids, and two cats in a hotel room = lots and LOTS of fun). Then Friday morning we moved into our apartment! It is super nice, and we live in a fabulous area. We went to church on Sunday and met some great friends (also ran into some that I haven't seen in years). Monday morning Halle started her new school- HOLY COW. They go from 7:50 to 3:10 everyday. There are only 17 students in her class, (say what?? BIG CHANGE FROM VEGAS!!) She gets computer time, recess, PE, library time (every day). Her teacher is fabulous, and reminds me alot of a childhood friend who for the longest time I have been telling that she will be teaching Halle. The school system is so fantastic here (don't think I can say enough).

We live about 40 minutes from the beach, the area we live is super nice with lots and lots of grass (coming from Vegas you would understand), and we have already seen more rain in the past week than we did the entire time we lived in Vegas. We are excited for this new step in life- I will have to put pics up soon!!



Emily B said...

I'm glad everything went well with the move and that you are enjoying Texas. You're going to love being closer to family. We miss you guys already.

Jessica said...

Sounds fun and SO different from Vegas! Glad you're enjoying it. :)

Katie said...

I'm so excited for you guys. It sounds wonderful and I'm so jealous that you live near the beach.

Maegan said...

oh samye, i think you're a little bit nuts. this sounds like a crazy time!! good for you for getting all of that accomplished so quickly. i'm glad you're happy. i'm very jealous of the texas schools. oregon schools aren't so hot.

Mo-Reen said...

How fun that you got to move back to Texas! It sounds really nice.