We are all doing really great here in Texas. I'm still working for a good hospital and learning lots. Allan is doing great at his job too! Lilly is in the first grade and has had her first two spelling tests and made 100 on both of them. Olivia is growing like a weed. Emma has came to visit us a few times since we have lived here and is about to come again in a couple weeks. Life is good. We found a church we like and I have been taking the kids even when Allan isn't home to go with. Our good friends the martins moved to Texas too and we have been visiting with them and their kids a lot. It's nice to have friends in town. They have also started going to the same church as us which is awesome because they have been Mormons their entire lives. They are now saved and on fire! The weather is starting to change here which I'm happy for. Our yard has went from brown and dry because of the drought to overly green after just two storms. Allan has been working on his old truck lately when he has been home and we have been contemplating some work on the house. Our house is just fine but it's just things we would like to do. Like adding and fixing the back patio up a bit. I've started to know people here. Sounds funny but that takes a while when you move. Now I go to the store and usually run into at least one person I know or work with. It's nice. Life is good.
This first one is of her after she got the medal! She was so proud if herself!
Lilly has started soccer this year. Yes this post is just to brag on my big girl! She is just an amazing little girl! She got the principals award this 9 weeks. They only give it to two students in a class each nine weeks so 8 students per year. She wasn't even there for the first 9 weeks of school so I am so proud that she has done so well and been such a good girl at school. She got it for being responsible, respectful, and safe. She also got her report card last week and she only had two things that weren't marked. They don't get the letter grades yet it just has marks for everything they are expected to learn before leaving kindergarten. The two things were : He (its a sight word) and she didnt know what a dime was. I laughed when I found out she didn't know the word HE because as long as I can remember she has always said him instead of using he in sentences. "Him went to the store" Or "him's outside" we have always thought it was cute. Guess she has to learn the word he though. She is reading me books now and can count way past 100. Such a smarty!
And now she is an athletic smarty. She had her first practice today and two of the girls from her class are on her team. (Yes we moms may have had something to do with that) she seems to really like it so far. Boy did she fall right to sleep tonight. I guess it wore her right out. Anyway here are a few pictures of my cutie pie!
Determined look in her eye huh? That's her game face! Opponents beware!
The garden picture is what we are trying to go for.
It's getting close to valentines day. Is love in the air? Lilly is filling out her valentines for her class. She has been doing so well at school. Her teacher seems to dote on her. She came home and read me her first book the other night. It was great!
Emma is coming to visit for a few days. She gets here on valentines day. She is just staying the weekend because they dot have school on Monday for Presidents' Day. Everyone is excited for her arrival.
What else is new?? Hmm.. We bought a truck yesterday. It's an old one. Older than me in fact. A 1977 Chevy C-10. Cherry red. Got a good deal on it from an ex military guy. So Allan now has something else to tinker with and something else to use to haul the trash and yard stuff away. We have started working on our little garden we are going to have this year. I have seedlings going in the house and Allan is about to start digging in the yard. It's just goin to be a small backyard veggie garden. Nothing too big. Just something fun to do with the kids outside and hopefully get some fresh food out of. Crossing my fingers.
Olivia is doing great too. She is getting bigger by the day and turning into a cute little girl. Well toddler really. She isn't quite two yet. Her birthday is coming up soon though. Her hair is just getting long enough to put in pig tails and braid. It's very cute.
I've been working some and I really think I made the right choice on my job. I enjoy it a lot and it hasn't been overwhelming at all yet. The nurses there are very nice and actually very helpful. I'm learning a ton and holding my own at the same time. The pay has turned out to be way better than it was in Arizona too so that was a great surprise.
Today we have a fire going in the fireplace cause its cold out. I'm enjoying laying around by it in my free time. Tomorrow it's suppose to start warming up again but I work the next two days. This weekend is suppose to be in the 70's all weekend which is perfect here.
Anyway just wanted to post a little update and a couple pictures.l
I graduated Nursing school last year and started back for my BSN. Our family moved to phoenix after i graduated and so we are making a new life here. So between a new place, a new job, and raising kido's theres always a whirlwind of stuff going on in our life and you can read about it here.