Nov 02, 2007
posted in Uncategorized with 12 Comments

Hey all!  Sorry it’s been awhile.  We live a ways out of the city (I lovingly call it the sticks) and it was a challenge to find internet service we can live with.  We had to go through a few companies and finally have it, but can’t get our wireless up and running, so I’m blogging from the closet.  Seriously.  Does that tell you how disconnected I’ve felt?!  I’m desperate, sitting in the closet, using a box as a desk, taking some "me" time!  =)  I usually hide from the kids in the bathroom for a few minutes at a time but this isn’t too bad…nice and roomy, carpet, heck, it’s half the size of our old bedroom!

We are in Austin, it was so hard to leave Louisiana.  I think about it and start to cry.  I miss my mom like crazy, I go through my day feeling like I’m missing something and I am.  She’s the best though and tried to make it as easy as possible on everyone. 

Our new house is amazing, I love it and we are all starting to settle in.  It’s slow, but steady.  Still lots of boxes to unpack, but I’m trying to take it one room at a time.  This house is about 400 sq feet bigger than our old one and it feels like it already!  Jason had to return to Louisiana to work his last few days but is now back in Texas and has started his new job.  Ty started school this past Monday and is doing great, he loves it and always adjusts so quickly.  He went from a class of 30 to a class of 15 and dropped from a Middle School back to Elementary, but he’s totally digging the whole no uniforms things (for the record, I’m not, I liked the uniforms).  I love the school though, they made us all feel totally welcome from the first minute!  Little T is doing a bit better, she had a hard time on the way over here but gets it now, at least we think she does.  She’s having a great time getting into anything and everything she can get her hands on, and loves the park around the corner, we hit it daily.

Thank everyone for all your well wishes and amazing emails!  I have over 110 in my inbox and promise to get through each one at some point!!

I’ve picked up my camera maybe 3 times in the last few weeks….but I couldn’t post without sharing this.  One of the many reasons we love our new home….the amazing view!

We get to watch the moon rise every evening after dinner….this is the view from our living room, breakfast area and back patio….


and the sunrise each morning is just as breathtaking….


I’ll be back soon again, I promise!  Thanks for stopping in to check on us =)

  • So good to hear from you!! I’m glad you all are getting settled in to your new home. We miss seeing you around! 🙂

  • So good to hear from you!! I’m glad you all are getting settled in to your new home. We miss seeing you around! 🙂

  • Tina

    Glad things are going well so far. Good luck getting everything just the way you want!

  • Welcome back!!!! That view is absolutely amazing! Glad you guys are settling in! I hope your mom gets to come visit you soon!

    BTW, hope you don’t have any more morning sickeness! 🙂

  • I am so glad you are doing well. Your mom is amazing and I know she misses you but wants what is best for your family. That’s a great mom, knowing what is best and supporting it, even when it hurts. She is teaching me a lesson that I need to remember as my children grow.

    I can’t imagine the blessing of Ty being in a classroom of only 15. This place just sounds so perfect. I’m so thrilled for you guys!

    Love ya..Heather

  • Allison

    So glad that you’re settling in! Those pictures made us smile– can’t wait to be out there in the “sticks.” 🙂 Take care!

  • Lyndsay, I’m so glad that everything is working out. I’m sure I’m not the only one to do this, but I will admit that I check this blog on a daily basis (if not more) hoping each day that you would update us on the status of life… and to post more pictures! I’m SO incredibly happy for you guys!

  • GeeGee

    I’m counting the days til my first trip to visit – only 52 days!! Heather, I must admit it was VERY hard to keep a smile on my face during the packing and preparations for moving – as my heart was saying “NO – DON’T GO!!”. I am sure you remember that Lynds and I moved to Louisiana from Oregon when she was 11 and at that time I had no idea how it must have felt for my Mom – but I sure get it now! As they say…..Karma is a B*TCH! But I do know this was the right move for their family and it’s sure a lot closer than Oregon!! The hard part is getting someone to stay with Larry 24 hours a day. For some reason he thinks we are “joined at the hip” and hates to have me out of his sight. It will be a challenge to find help, but I WILL BE GOING TO VISIT at least every other month!

    I miss you Ty and T and Lynds and Jase! I drove by your old house once but it made me sad, so I won’t be doing that again real soon!

    Let’s hurry and get our webcams set up!!!!

  • Kimberly

    YAY!!!!! I’m glad that you guys are getting all settled!

  • tlbpt

    Congrats! Glad things are going well and what a breathtaking view you have!!

  • So good to see you are back to blogging. 🙂 So how are YOU feeling after the move?

  • Charli

    I am so happy you are doing well! I am sure everything will settle down soon! How are you feeling?