Monday, September 21, 2009

New Ward, New Habits, New Beginnings?

Yesterday we to all three blocks (a big feat for me!) of our new ward. It is really hard for me to sit through all 3 blocks, but since we are homeowners now I really wanted to change that so I prepped myself all week about how excited I was to sit through three hours of church. And it worked! I don't know if it was my attitude or the fact that we are rooted homeowners now and not just another newly married couple "squatting" in a ward, but our reception at this ward was much different than any other ward we've been to. Already we have been introduced to more people than in the entire 6 months we were in our old ward. We even got treats brought to us by Mormon neighbors across the street. Relief society was great, too. I haven't been able to go for so long since we've been in primary. I am looking forward to becoming more of a permanent fixture in this ward!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Home of Our Own

Let me just start by saying that I highly recommend buying a house. They are great for putting your stuff in, protection from the natural elements, and hiding from wild beasts. I love having a house!

We are finally all moved in and with the exception of my sewing room, we are all unpacked. It feels so good just to plop down on my couch and just breath a sigh of relief that there is not a used car lot litterally outside of our door, or there aren't a billion cats living in our garbage can, or there isn't a guy honking a bicycle horn and pushing a shopping cart down the street selling cotton candy.

Laveen is great! We have a Walmart, a Fry's and a Target! Our neighborhood isn't bad either, it is filled with bike paths and parks. We went to our new ward on Sunday and it was very nice, or at least the nap I took at church was very nice! We hope all of you can come visit soon!

I want to give a shout out to Sweet Lo for all the cleaning she did in the apartment and in the new house. I don't think that apartment has ever shined so much! Whoever moves in after us is really lucky.

Pictures will come very soon!