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.