Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Texas Update


So we're here in Texas and moved into our new house.  Our new computer (remember, the old one died) is up and running...for the most part.  Life is starting to come together, so I thought I would write a quick update to let you know how we're doing in our new life in Texas - so far.

John is absolutely thrilled to have us all here with him, and we are excited to have our Daddy and husband back with us.  John enjoys his new job and thinks it will be a good fit.  He likes the people he works with and the goals of the company.

Our children are adjusting well; kids are so resilient and adaptable, aren't they?  Of course, they didn't want to leave Florida and their friends there, but they are already making new ones here.  Our homeschool co-op Classical Conversations is a national co-op, so we got plugged in here for the last three weeks.  That was so nice for all of us:  we're all making friends through school.  And there is even a little girl next door for Sarah Beth to play with.  Hooray!

Mary is almost sixteen months old and still not talking.  Well, she's not speaking English although she talks all the time.  There's nothing wrong with her, and she can make herself understood with hand motions and her "Mary-ese."  She's just not interested in talking to us in our language.  It'll come...when she wants it to.  But I must admit that I'm ready to hear, "Please, Mommy," instead of grunts.

This neighborhood seems friendly; we've had several different neighbors come over to meet us.  We've never had that before.

We have three acres, and it's so nice to be able to send the older three children outside to play.  We're making plans for what to do with our yard.  We bought blueberry bushes already, and we plan to get chickens soon.

Meanwhile, the house is an absolute wreck.  My mother left this morning, but she unpacked a bunch of boxes over the weekend.  Now I have to find places for everything, but that will happen more quickly than if I had to unpack the boxes as well.  And I still have boxes to unpack, but the living spaces are getting more livable every day, and I think that's what counts.

Now we just need to find a church and a doctor for Rachel, and we'll be all set!

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