Monday, August 18, 2008

I missed it!

I was going to do a fun post on Saturday. Saturday was the day that I had officially lived in Texas for a year. You know how it goes, you think about it all the time, except for that one day. It always happens to me on birthdays too! I'll remember someone's birthday, every day, for 2 weeks leading up to the day, but then on the day, I don't remember until I lay in bed. Then I feel weird calling the next day, because I forgot.. so I don't call at all. sorry.

Anyways, I guess I can still kind of do a post about our first year in Texas, so here it goes:

1. We lived with my in-laws for 3 months
2. We made a fun trip to Europe
3. We celebrated both Thanksgiving, and Christmas at my in-laws
4. We have seen all but 1 of Joe's siblings (Josh is in the navy, but getting out next month Yippee)
5. The kids love and hug great grandma. At first, Ginger wouldn't be touched with a 10-foot pole by here.
6. We bought our 3rd house
7. We pretty much gutted the whole house
8. We went from having no pets, to having an average of 40 animals
9. We moved from a postage stamp lot, to 21 acres
10. Now 2 of my 3 children go to school
11. Joe has traveled more this last year, than the past 3 combined. So much for moving to Texas to minimize travel!
12. We have gathered with many cousins
13. The heat hasn't knocked us out (yet)
14. We have really started missing: mountains, friends, greenery, accessible outdoor activities, free time with Joe
15. Things we don't miss: noise

So, here we go into our 2nd year in Texas. I hope we will be more productive in regards to our home renovation, and get to have Joe around more. We also have a dream to start our own company, and are getting started on that! (on the side)

6 comments:

Monica said...

Congrats on a year! You are missed. Boo hoo. You guys have had a lot of fun adventures! Too bad Joe is not home more.

wannabee free said...

it has been a great year for you guys. (except for joe being gone so much) we are so happy for you!

Amber said...

Truthfully I think your blog is so much fun to read because of the adventures you have at your house! There is always something going on! Do you guys have any plans to come back and visit us up here?

Farmer Joe said...

About that cat...and the bag....Ang....(I just generally hate talking too much to strangers (or even friends) about stuff that doesn't exist yet.)

If I can just comment here, I absolutely love that Jessica is talking in terms of "we" about this bidness. That is certainly a good sign for us. That is the "support" I have been searching for in my many diversionary entrepreneurial false-starts. It looks like the training wheels are coming off and we are getting serious :)
Anyway - thought I'd chime in here to say thanks, Yes.

Stillman & Michelle said...

Jessica, Hi. my sister found your blog. don't know if you remember us. From good ole Del Sol. just wanted to say hi!

Stillman & Michelle said...

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