Thursday, August 28, 2008

Getting settled

We're finally in our new house and getting settled! Our shipment arrived last Thursday, and we've been unpacking, organizing, hanging pictures, and putting toys away. The kids were so excited to see the big orange truck drive up, and they were even more excited to see their things being carried into the house. It's really starting to feel more like home now--especially since my new washer and dryer arrived yesterday, and I haven't stopped doing laundry since! :D I'm thinking about doing some painting in the kitchen, dining room, and a few bathrooms, but that's going to have to wait until all the stuff is put away first.

The weather has also been gorgeous, and Kyle and Natalie are really enjoying their new backyard. We took some time this past weekend to do some driving and sightseeing, and it's amazing the way the ocean just sneaks right up on you when you turn a corner in some places here. We're trying to take advantage of the beautiful weather while it lasts!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We're in St. John's... but still waiting for our shipment!

We loaded all of our things onto the 'big orange truck', said good-bye to all of our best friends in Sugar Land, and boarded our flight to St. John's on August 7th as planned! After a prolonged (can I say I never want to see the Newark airport again?) but uneventful trip we checked into our hotel at 4 a.m., managed to get a few hours of sleep, and awoke to the drizzle that has characterized the weather in St. John's since our arrival. We were hoping for our shipment to arrive late last week, but it looks like it'll be later this week sometime instead. We've had three really beautiful days in the last two weeks, however, and the gorgeous days really do make up for the rainy ones! And the people here in St. John's are amazing. Everyone's been incredibly welcoming and friendly. We're all really looking forward to getting out of the hotel and into our new house and starting to make some new friends here in St. John's! Cross your fingers that our stuff gets here soon!