Saturday, November 21, 2009

Updating Again

Its been awhile, sorry about that! What can I update you guys on...well, David started a seasonal job at See's Candies this last week, he looks very dashing in his "uniform". hee hee I really need to take a picture so you all can see how awesome it is!
Also we're done with all the Guard testing and are getting ready to sign on Tuesday (I really HATE to say that because it seems like everytime we think we're going to sign, there's more paper work or something comes up and the day gets pushed back, so here's hoping its ACTUALLY tuesday!) And THEN I can finally tell you when Dave's going to Basic Training and everything will start moving for us! He did very well on his first test and scored high enough to do the job he wants to (which is Military Intelligence--no stupid puns please about how thats an oxymoron, I've heard it plenty) and he passed his physical (barely!), although we learned that his hearing isn't that great (I've been saying for years!) and his eyesight isn't perfect anymore (I've been saying for years!) and he's partially color blind (also been saying for YEARS!), but he passed so thats good. He also took a language test to see if he would qualify to learn another language and go down to California but he didn't score high enough to do that. BUT he can retest in six months so thats still an option. I think thats it about that for now...atleast I can't think of anything else! :)
Lots of things to get used to here still, like that it takes FOREVER to drive anywhere around here, the traffic is bad and it rains A LOT. Not that I didn't know that before, just getting used to it again. Trying to get used to have a smaller ward, where Bethany and Maddie are in the same Primary class because there aren't enough kids to have separate classes--its weird! :) Other things going on, besides Thanksgiving, it will be Maddie's birthday next Sunday and she will be FOUR YEARS OLD! Crazy kid, will be four but still wears two year old clothes, sheesh! Bethany's doing good with school, she's handling it really well I think, if I could just get her to stop throwing massive tantrums when she gets home, also sheesh! And Sam's getting bigger and talking more every day, its so fun to watch him talk because everything sounds like a question and he's trying so hard to make sentences, so cute!
Also still really missing everyone so much! So hard to not be able to hang out and see everyone! Hope you all know I've been thinking of you and missing you!

Friday, November 06, 2009

What's Going On?

Its been almost a full week since we got here and we've been pretty busy. David has been putting in applications, going to interviews and talking to the army guard. I think we've done pretty good so far, and it looks like hopefully Dave can get a seasonal job at See's Candy (I know, crazy right?). I really hope he gets it and it all works out! Also, he's supposed to go in on Monday for his first test with the Guard, and I think the next test is on Thursday. We're really hoping and praying he scores well, so your prayers would be much appreciated too!
Bethany finally started school, we got her in on tuesday and then had to turn around and pick her up a few hours later because there was some miscommunication about her peanut allergy. We had to get that all worked out before she could go back, so she started again yesterday. I really think she's doing good, I worry so much that this is going to be so hard on her but she's a friendly girl and seems to be adjusting really well. She really likes her teacher and she said she's already made three friends (although she can't remember their names)! We drove by her school yesterday and saw her playing out on the playground, made me tear up a little to see her out there! (But I'm a little emotional anyway, ya know?)
We miss everyone down there so much, its so weird not to get to stop in at your houses' and say hello! I think we're starting to really settle in and get used to all the changes, but still lots to do and lots to get used to! Oh and get this, I already have an appointment to see the Bishop on Sunday, they must really need the help here! haha Wish me luck that I get an easy calling right? Oh, and I really am starting to feel (i.e. look) pregnant, it's weird. We'll get to find out soon what we're having too, well, ya know, after I get a doctor and insurance all set up...that won't take long will it?

Monday, November 02, 2009

We're Here!

Hey everyone, just stopping in here to say we got up to Washington just fine and are settling in. I wish I could put pictures up from Halloween but I didn't take any pictures! Sad huh? Not from the ward party either, maybe someone else took some pictures and you can catch a glimpse of us in the background. Thats the best I can do!
Hopefully I'll be able to give you a better post soon, until then I just want to let all our great family and friends back in Utah know how much we love you and miss you! You really were wonderful to us and I hope you know we appreciate your friendships' and the time you gave us! So hard to move!