Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Move to TEXAS!!

We made it! We are finally here in Round Rock, Texas! After a 26 hour or so drive we made it! We started on Wednesday because my brother-in-law just can't sit still so we headed down. However, the weather was pretty bad and we were super sleepy so we made it to Pocatello. Not very far, we probably could have gone back, but oh well. The next day we woke up early and headed out for a long drive. Reesa got a bit car sick and threw up but luckily Leisha was in the car with me helping out. (Which meant she got throw up all over her! Poor Leisha, she's a trooper!) After that both the girls just did their thing...ate snacks, colored, watched movies. They were so good! It was a long day with about 11 hours. Then we stopped in New Mexico for the night and woke up early again. We wanted to go all the way this next day, but could only make it to some place in west Texas called Snyder. We stayed at this super nice hotel and went to get some steak at some place called The Shack. Yeah, it looks like it sounds but the food was awesome! We were worried but it turned out super yummy. The next day we had about 5 hours left and it seemed like it was the longest day. I was just so excited and it seemed like it shouldn't be too long, but it was crazy. We got here and sat down to some pizza and chit-chatted with Tad's brother and sister-in-law. It was so nice. They were sooooo sweet letting us stay here till we get into a house. We've got our own room and it has been so nice to have them around to talk to and show us the ropes around here. My parents showed up just a couple hours after us so that was nice too. We celebrated Afton's birthday that evening. Stacy was awesome and had a whole set-up for her...table cloth, balloons, presents, and ice cream cake! Delish!
On Monday we took my family down to UT campus in Austin and had so much fun. We all came back decked out in our Longhorns shirts and stuff. We went to this amazing place for dinner called the Saltlick. They are pretty awesome and have roast beef, sausage, ribs and turkey in this amazing sauce. They gave these huge portions and we were stuffed, rolling ourselves out the door. I had to say good-bye to my family that night, but it was for the better. My Dad had an interview at this place in Fort Worth. We are all hoping that he gets this job and is able to sell their house. If he gets it they'd only be a few hours away! How awesome would that be? So yeah, I was excited to hear about the interview but sad to say good-bye. Somehow it doesn't seem so bad as before because they are sooo much closer than before!! I don't have any pictures of the trip because I packed my camera! How smart am I? But it has been so awesome. Sadie, my 8-year old neice, just loves Afton and takes her around everywhere and plays with her all the time. During the school day she plays with Shane, my 4-year old nephew and they get along pretty well. So I feel like I'm down to one child. Even then, Reesa just follows them around and plays with all the toys. What a life?! Tad and I can't wait to get a house but hope that it will be close them Scott and Stacy and their kids! They are amazing and I am so grateful for their generosity. Stacy is the sweetest person and I have adult interaction all day! We have loved it so far and just hope that we don't drive them crazy! Well, I will post soon hopefully with pictures of Afton's birthday from my dad's camera.

4 comments:

Alesha said...

Congrats on surviving the move! I'm sad I won't get to be close to you, but it's good you are in your native land. Are you going to try to find a teaching job there in Texas? What are your plans now? Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Tara Johnson said...

I am glad that your move was mostly uneventful! That is always a relief. Well, I am so excited to see where you set up shop and I am sure you are too! Keep us updated!!

jonathan and andrea said...

congratulations on the making it! that drive is brutal...we drove from boise to del rio, and man, it was a good day when that was over! i'm excited you're in austin! the san antonio temple is our temple too - we'll have to meet up sometime (it's the most beautiful temple...so gorgeous) have fun being a family again and getting adjusted!

Meagan said...

So so excited for you and your fresh start! I hope you are having a wonderful time! You totally deserve to have a fresh start in a nice, warm place! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to see the updates you have and your new place (whenever you get it). I hope your dad gets the job too! That would be oh-so-awesome for you guys! Pretty soon Leisha and Jon will be out there with you too! Keep me "posted!" Love you!