Tuesday, July 29, 2008

More on our house

So, I was suppose to blog Sunday night, but I want to get some pictures from mine and Steve's phone before I catch you up, so I have put it off and still haven't sent the pictures. oops

Instead I will just tell you what is going on now.

We have been enjoying relaxing here at the house with no beds, couches, kitchen table, etc., etc. Our main shipment of stuff is due to arrive on Monday the 11th of August. So 2 days after the boys and I get back from our Tahoe trip. Steve also told me today that he is going on a training to Ft. Gordon in Augusta, GA that week, so I will receive the furniture myself with the 2 youngest Hughes boys hanging around. That is also the day Steven and Nathan will start school a week late, so hopefully I can get it all taken care of without my husband here, because I really want our furniture.

Now for some pictures since I can't think of anything else to say.

Our beautiful house with another of my favorite features:the front porch. Everyone here in Georgia has a couple of rocking chairs on their front porch and I can't wait until they move up high enough on our list for us to get some. Every time I talk to you guys on the phone I sit on these stairs out front, because my phone gets bad reception inside.
Life without furniture. And the reason I can't spend long amounts of time on the computer. I am getting carpet burn on my elbows.

the boys keep pulling the blow up beds out of there rooms so they can watch TV comfortably. I would like you to notice our new TV too. We had to leave anything electric in Germany so this is one of our new purchases. We are very happy with it.

I have the boys sit on this tablecloth when they eat to avoid getting the floor too dirty. But having a crawling baby with bowls of milk on the floor can be quite a challenge. The boys do a good job of guarding their food.
More of our new purchasesBrandon is completely done nursing, and he Loves his bottle. His night feedings are tapering off now too. Back to sleeping all night for me. YAY!
One of our many treasures that made it here with us from Germany: Ginger the cat, and I still think she is cute even though she is not a kitten anymore.
Steve took the boys on a much anticipated fishing trip on Saturday, and they all had a fabulous time. Nathan was the only one to catch anything, and Steve says this pictures makes the fish look much bigger than it really was.
This weekend we had a big evening thunderstorm. It dumped a lot of rain in a short period and it was pouring off our roof in big streams. The boys went out and stood under the streams like it was a waterfall and got themselves soaking wet. Steve and I were thrilled because not only do we love thunderstorms, but it helps us out on watering the grass since we don't have a sprinkler system. Also, notice what is across the street from our house. Nothing. :) A family owns the whole street on that side and it has a pond a grass field and a bunch of trees. It is kind of nice not having neighbors on all sides of us (even if we do love our German neighbors.)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Residents of Brooklet Georgia

Well, two months later and I finally have my computer back to continue my journaling. I was telling Mom it is unfortunate when you have your journal on line, and then don't have your computer for a length of time. There has been so much going on in our lives that I should have been recording, but have missed out on. I will try to catch up though.

First and for most....we are SOOO happy to be back in the states. It is wonderful and it feels like Germany was a lifetime ago even though it has only been about 6 weeks. We have successfully purchased two cars, two cell phones, a new camera (Yahoo!), a nice new TV, a pool, and a beautiful home since the last time I wrote. Plus spent a million dollars at walmart for other odds and ends. I swear I don't know what I would do without that store.

The home we bought is in a very small town called Brooklet Georgia. It is a PERFECT place for us and we are so happy to be living here. It is about 15 minutes from a bigger city called Statesboro, home to Georgia Southern University. The students have been gone for the summer since we got here, but they will be heading back in the next couple of weeks. I am curious how much we will like Statesboro when there are college students all over the place. Our house is a short two blocks from the elementary school and we feel like it is a very safe and close knit community.

Although it is a 4 bedroom 2000 sq ft. home, it feels SO small to me. I am very stressed about what I am going to do with all of our stuff when it finally gets here. Steve and I have had about 100 conversations on how we can add-on since we got here a week and a half ago. I didn't think I would come back to America from Europe and say that anything was smaller. There definitely is more space here, just not in our home. haha

So here are some pictures:

This is with me standing at the front door looking in to the house.
Now I am standing in the doorway that Steve is in the last picture.
In the same doorway just turned with my back to the front door.
This is the dining room where we are hoping our table fits.
Here is the screened back porch that is behind the door in the picture above.

My bathroom with the deepest tub I have ever seen. It is awesome!! (sorry I forgot to turn the flash on.)

Awesome laundry room
My favorite feature of the home. Now I just hope I can decorate to make it look nice. The thought of decorating this place is stressing me out!!
And a much needed add-on to the home.

There are a few more pictures, but I will let you enjoy these for a day or two. I really do love the house and want to make it look nice. I am just not sure I have the ability to, but I am going to try.

I have registered the boys for school and we have gone to our new ward and absolutely love it. It is one of the friendliest wards I have ever been in. Our Branch in Germany was very welcoming too, so we have had lots of luck in that area. The boys even behaved this Sunday after a month of lectures from me that they better behave in primary!

K, watch for another blog soon.