Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Texas Living

We've been in Texas for almost a month now, it's taken a little bit to get use to.
The way of living here is so much different than in CA.  The people here are so nice.
I've never had so many people wave, say hello or pay so much attention to the girls.
Just driving out of our development, each car that passes by they all wave.
When I was driving down the highway to our friends house, people even wave to you there.
I think its awesome that people are so friendly, its just way different than I'm use too.
I don't think I've ever been stopped so much in the grocery store by people admiring the girls and talking to them.  The girls eat it up and think it's the coolest thing.

Back in CA, seeing a deer was pretty rare.
So moving here and in the ranch development that we are in, we see them everyday.
It has been awesome.  It's surprising how close you can get to them before they run off.
The spotted axis are by far my favorite.
I love that the girls will be able to grow up with nature right in there back yard (literally)

Across the road from our house are some amazing trees, they have become my new favorite spot to go and take pictures of the girls.  The light that comes through the trees is just amazing.  The girls love to go over there because they can climb the trees.

I'm still getting use to where everything is.
The one thing I am really missing is Starbucks, the closest Starbucks is 30 minutes away.  Back in CA we had like 6 within 5-10 minutes.  In the town were living in things are little further away than I'm use to.  WalMart is 30 minutes, Target and all the other good stores are 45 minutes or more away.  That is the one thing I miss the most about CA.  Other than that things in Texas have been great.  Kaylee is doing great in school and really likes it (minus being sick 2 twice already since she's started 2 weeks ago).  The weather here is all over the place, one day it will be 75 and really nice and then the next day it will be raining and 50, then the next day it could be 25 and freezing. 

The girls and I are by ourselves for about 8 days before Jason returns home from work on a 4 day break.  It's always nice to have him home and we soak up all that time with him.  He has one more well pad and then he will be on a long 1-2 week break.   The girls and I are looking forward to Jason's mom coming to visit on Feb 21.  She will be here Fri-Mon.  His mom plans to come and visit once a month.  When she is here Friday she gets in and we'll do an easy dinner (pizza) and the big girls will go spend the night with her.  Saturday she'll watch all 3 girls for half the day giving Jason and I the chance to do something together (if he's home), Sunday we will all go and do something fun together (the zoo, botanical garden, museum) and then Monday grandma leaves to go back home.
The whole house has been unpacked and now I've just been decorating like crazy.  I will be doing our house tour soon, we are just waiting for a few things that we've ordered to come in.  I cant wait to show you the house.  It's been so fun to decorate it and make it feel all warm and cozy.


  1. I'm so glad that everything is going well and that Grandma is coming soon. =) I love that everything is going so well. We live in OK and people are very friendly here too. I didn't realize how much until we traveled to other states.

  2. I'm so glad to hear you guys are doing well in Texas! Where I grew up all the stores were over an hour away so I feel your pain there. It's hard especially if there is something that you really need. But you will get used to it. I love the deer! They are like that here too, and Emma loves feeding them stale bread if we have some! haha =)

  3. I would absolutely LOVE to live in Texas! ...or really anywhere in the South again. I miss all of the friendly people!

  4. Glad you are all settled and getting into the swing of things.