Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Midway, UT

Being without internet has put a damper on my ability to blog, but after the itch to blog for a few days, I decided to investigate alternative methods of posting. As the proud new owner of Joe's old jailbroken iphone, I can access the internet by phone. Typing is a little bit tricky, but doable.

We survived the ridiculously long drive, and even the first few days of unpacking. We have been amazed by emormous size of our new ward, and felt welcomed into Midway by the Calderwoods as well as the principle of the school who gave us a tour on his vacation day.

The kids started as Wranglers at Mideay elementary yesterday, and seem to be adjusting very well quickly. One of the strangest adjustments for me is having Ginger home with me in the morning. Both in Holland as well as in Texas she attended full day kindergarten, but many Utah schools still do half day, including Midway. This will be a good opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with her, to try and catch up on her reading skills. She was reading very well in Holland, which
means she is having a hard time switching to English. She is super smart though, so I'm not too worried about it.

Midway itself is lovely. Unfortunately there is no snow yet, and it's very warm for this time of year, but we're gearing up for some snow time, and all the fun things that go along with it such as sledding, snowboarding and general snowplay.

The apartment..... well.... It's an apartment..... We are living in the basement of a fairly large house. There is adequate space (except for the lack of a garage or shop), but when we got here it was filthy. I don't care if the landlord tells me he shampood the carpets 4 times, when there is still a layer of dust and dog hairs along all the edges. It just makes it difficult to unpack and get settled when you first have to clean everything.

I' so excited to be here, abd know we'll be here for many years. I can't wait to make new friends and get involved in the community. The hunt for a purchase home is on, and I guess I have time to get ready for this babuly to come too now


Maddy S said...

It's so fun to read about your successes. Not so long ago there were so many uncertainties. I am glad you like the city you are settling in. You have worked a ton.

Wendy said...

Well I am glad you found a way to blog. I too know it can be hard and tricky on a little phone so I congratulate you for writing uch a long post with it! Loving the update and will love seeing you even more!!

Emma said...

Same as Wendy, except the seeing you more part ;) haha. But who knows... Maybe I'll be a bit closer too in the future..

Nancy Sabina said...

Wow! What patience to type all that on a phone!
I'm glad you're a little more settled for the moment. Good luck with all the continuing transitions and finding a house, etc.

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