Monday, October 4, 2010

Ways to keep me busy







We have been down here in Texas now for 2 weeks and have already decided to move out of the apartment we are in and to get on base in a home. Things just haven't really worked out all that well according to plan since we got here, we are in a beautiful apartment but are surrounded by scary influences and an unsafe enviroment, so now that process begins to move. Luckily our belongings haven't gotten here from our home in Utah so we won't have that much stuff to pack up and move over. Sean leaves the house at 4:30 a.m. and comes home between 5 and 6 p.m. so until he gets here me and the kids just find anything to keep us busy and not drive eachother nuts. As soon as Sean's scooter gets here I will have my beloved vehicle back and I can start taking Porter to preschool and her to daycare for a few so I can get things done ... preferably working out at the gym. They offer a ton of classes and I don't have to pay a dime so you better believe it I am going to take full advantage of that!!! San Antonio is big and so far we have seen downtown a few times and some of the out skirts. It is so much greener than I thought it would be, it really is beautiful and the weather has been okay. I still am sad to know I will not see snow until I go home for Christmas, but honestly I can do without driving in it for one winter. Porter has missed all of the family alot, but can I just say Skype is a lifesaver. Who ever invented it deserves a huge kiss. What a great tool to have, to beable to see your family and friends from thousands of miles away. We are finding our favorite things down here beginning with Blue Bell icecream, seriously a brand of icecream that takes up 4 sections of the freezer aisle. There is such a huge variety of food down here, not just all bbq like I expected. That for sure has been one of my favorite things to do with my excuse of having no utensils to cook with we go out to eat atleast twice a week, which will soon end once we get into our new home, but I also am excited to beable to create food for the family. Cooking and baking are such a great stress reliever for me. We love you all and miss you dearly!!!

5 comments:

Curt, Lace and Harper said...

Amen about Skype!!! It makes it a little easier for sure. Love ya and miss you guys too! Can't wait for Christmas. Love Ya and keep me posted about your move. Also if you want anything shipped to you just let me know I don't mind searching and shipping it to you. Love Ya Lots and Lots!!!!!

The Walker's said...

I ran in to your mom and dad at La Casita, I asked them how you were doing and she mentioned to me that San Antonio is kind of a scary place and you have had to keep the kids inside a lot...I'm so sorry, I hope you get on base soon!

The Burtons said...

Your little Lo is so adorable and already not a little baby=) I am so glad that I got to see some pictures. I hope that you are able to get settled soon. It was great to do a quick catch up!

Chelsie and Trace said...

Hey I'm sorry it is has been a struggle down there so far!! My mom told me that you were going to call sometime next week I can't wait to talk to you!! I hope everything else is going good though? I wish you were going to be around for the shower but I am excited to see you around christmas you will have to come over since I will be stuck at home for a little while. Well keep me posted love ya miss you lots!!

Dena Penelope Reay said...

Haley
i love the pictures and being able to read what is going on. the kids are soooo cute,i miss my po. can i just tell you howmuch ofa stress reliever baking is for me too? i miss it, i cant wait to see you again i love you
dena