Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Settled but NOT Settling

All is well! We finally got internet yesterday, so I'm back. We are settled in and loving every minute of it. I can't keep the kids in the house to save my life. It's definitely a dream come true to finally have a house with a fenced-in backyard.

It's been an easy transition - especially since Steven didn't have to begin work until yesterday. We are all but unpacked. I must admit I had a hard time at church. I was looking around the congregation and thought 'wow, everyone is white.' I immediately (and to my huge surprise) missed the character of my old ward. Yes, its "character" meant I had to give rides every Sunday and have slightly more responsibility/callings within my ward, but it still had character. In the middle of Sacrament, Bradley looked up at me - his eyes brimming with tears - and said, "Can't we just go to our old church?" That did it for me. I couldn't stop the flow of tears for about 10 minutes. I assured Steven we were okay but I'm sure he was a little distraught at his son and wife sobbing. But we sure missed all our friends. It also didn't help that one of us is pregnant and the other is a very sensitive 5 year old.

The lack of character was made up with everyone's warm hospitality. We were welcomed with open arms. Teresa and her family had us over for lunch on Sunday. My kids were in heaven in there home - not to mention their ever-entertaining backyard and puppy. Thanks for the hook-up, Tara.

Besides our ten minutes of home-sickness, we have been blissfully happy. With all the stuff there is to do here, we are debating whether or not to even bother finding Bradley a school until next fall. We'll see.


Lori said...

Good for you, I am so happy you are all settled! Fenced backyards and awesome huh. I sure love mine and this last week has actually been warm enough to use it!

Emma said...

We miss you. I know it's going to be hard to leave. But I hope I will be able to adjust like you are. I'm sure you will make new friends, but don't forget us!!! ;)

Natalie* said...

I am seriously dreading leaving our home - it seems like we grown up here, having spent more time here than anywhere else. I'm sure that our first sunday will be difficult, too. hugs from a distance and congrats again on such a beautiful home and a great job!

Audra said...

Hah, that made me smile! Our first Sunday here, I started crying in sacrament meeting and I could not stop. I was a mess and we ended up going home after sacrament meeting. I was sick with a sore throat, but ya know. I miss our H friends so much!

Your ward is lucky to have you guys.

Anonymous said...

We miss you so much too! I was sad on Sunday too, thinking about how none of you were here. I'm glad you're doing great otherwise. I'm sure you'll have a zillion friends in no time.

tara said...

I'm so behind on my blogging! I'm glad to hear that you were able to get together with Teresa's family. She really is so nice, I have great in-laws (bros&sisters included) and I know not everyone can say that so I count myself as blessed! We will definitely come say hello the next time we're out there. Moving just 40 minutes away was hard for me... HP and MW2 (since they're now combined!) really do feel like home. I agree with Natalie... it does feel like that's where we grew up since we spent the 1st 4 years of our marriage there 'growing up' (o: {{hugs}}

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