Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Home Sweet Home


I think we have a good excuse: we didn't have internet because we just moved into our new house! We're loving it, except that we're really just camping out until our stuff gets here from Spain. At least the air shipment came on Saturday which had Joaquin's crib (which is awesome, because now he just wakes us up at 5:00 a.m. instead of at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:00) and some bedding for us. The rest of us are sleeping on air mattresses, which is in fact an upgrade from the lousy mattress we were on in the temporary housing where we were staying. We bought new towels and a pot and a pan at wal-mart, and the old owners left their dishes so we have enough stuff to shower, make food and eat it. It's really all you could ask for.
And more, considering the old owners also left their cool projection t.v., which unfortunately, only really works at night because it's too bright during the day. But I'm not complaining, because now that we got cable, phone and internet installed, I can watch t.v. or browse the web on a big screen on my wall (the projector is hooked up to a mac mini, also thrown in by the old owners). We're all enjoying our new house so much, we can't imagine what the place will be like with furniture. In the meantime, our awesome new neighbors are giving us a chair and a loveseat to sit on while we wait for our boat shipment to come. I hope that isn't too long. The moving company said the boat was scheduled to arrive today, but it would take 10-12 business days to clear customs. We've lived four weeks without most of our stuff, I supposed we can get along a little longer.

I started work again last week. I'm rotating through a different practice group than what I've been doing the past two years. Normally, our new associates try out three different practice areas for six months each before settling into a specialty, but since I was pretty much specialized from the start and didn't get that experience, I'm getting it now. It is a little weird starting all over again and feeling I don't know anything. But it's also nice to have a bit of change of pace.

We're really enjoying our new ward. It's nice doing church in English. They didn't waste any time in putting us to work. Our second week here I was called as a counselor in the Elder's Quorum Presidency. I'm sure they have something big in the works for Eryka. Well, I better wrap this up and get ready for work. I just wanted to say we're happy to be back, and looking forward to seeing more of family now that we're in the country again.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you are in your home even though you are waiting on your furniture and other things. Looks like Stella is enjoying the lawn to play in. J looks so happy. You all look happy in front of your home. Hope to see you more often now. Can't wait till we can get to get acquainted with J in person. Sounds like you acquired a few items with your home how nice. Be sure and get an address sent to us so we can get Isaac's birthday gift to him on time.
Love you
Granny & Grandpa

Amberly said...

welcome home!! you guys are troopers, hope your stuff arrives soon and that you continue to find things to love and be grateful for all around you.

Tim and Nancy said...

congrats home owners!!!
I am so excited for you guys to have stability once again. Love you guys.

debbie said...

welcome back! i love the picture of your house and it is only of your front door. i can only imagine how beautiful the inside is:)

Jordan & Jodi said...

Welcome back! I hope you get your stuff soon. It would be hard to live like that for long but looks like you're doing great!

Lesli said...

Welcome Home - I'm so glad you are enjoying your new home - I hope everything settles in soon!

maggie said...

I love the style of your front door. I can't wait to see the rest of your home. It was so great to talk to you the other night. We really miss you guys! It will be so fun to see you in a few months. Good luck with your furniture, I hope it arrives soon.

citymama1 said...

Welcome Home. The house looks darling. I love the door!

Janae said...

Hey Erica,
What part of New York are you in? If We came would you show us around? We are glad to have you back

Jaime said...

Let's see more pics of the house! How exciting that you are home owners and we are soo glad you are back!