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Monday, September 26, 2011

Our life in Texas so far.

We have really enjoyed hearing about everyone's experiences back home, and thought that we should try to be better with our own updates.
For Matt, school has been going really well, he is busy but enjoys his classes because they pertain to his field in which he is going into, instead of all of all the random prerequisites that are required in an undergrad. Matt has also been called as the 1st counselor in the Sunday School presidency, which is really nice because it doesn't take much of his time so he won't be too busy out side of Church.

Jaime has been busy at home. Our Ward has a Mommy and Me group on Tuesday's as well as a Music Makers music class every Friday for Toddlers and preschoolers, they also have a lot of field trips planned throughout the year, one in which they will be going to the Kyle Field Texas A&M's football stadium, along with a lot of other really fun outings for Mom's to do with their kids. Jaime has recently been called as the Primary Pianist. She is really nervous but Really excited as well.

Talia is having so much fun in school, she loves her class and she enjoys learning. They get to bring a book home from the Library every Monday and she has been trying to read everything she can, which has been really fun for us to see her grow. She loves the structure at school and has a lot of friends. She comes home and teaches Aerom and Avenlea things she has learned and it is fun to here her try to say words like "Y'all" and "howdy" and "yes Ma'am" it doesn't come natural but you can tell she thinks its pretty cool, because we will catch her trying to say things in a southern accent.

Aerom just had a birthday! He is now 4. We went to the Zoo and got an annual pass that also has a lot of good discounts for other sites to see all over Texas, as well as other good perks. We went to the Zoo on "Enrichment Day" which is where they give the animals enrichment so they are more active for everyone at the Zoo Aerom had a really good time, and thought it was really excited to see one of the Jaguars trying to figure out how to get a dead chicken from off of a pole and then finally climb up the pole and get his meal. Aerom got a Bike for his birthday and he loves that he now has a big bike like Talia. Aerom has a lot of fun in his Sunbeam class. His teachers are really fun and good at helping him have a good experience.
Avenlea is as cute as ever. She is talking up a storm, and becoming smarter everyday. Her new thing is clothes. She loves to get dressed and won't except help she will always say "do it my elf", she with then get undressed and then change into something else and then repeat this over and over again throughout the day. We don't mind as much except when she gets each one dirty and then we have a lot of unnecessary laundry. :) Avenlea loves to sing, she doesn't quite get in every word but she is always singing and for the most part you can pick up what she is saying. She doesn't love nursery yet. We really hope that things with calm down for her but her whole experience of nursery, Jaime has been the Nursery Coordinator so she hasn't had to go by herself. So it has been a little bit of a struggle.
All in all we have had a really good experience here. We have tried to do all that we can to make friends and make this a home, and so far I think we have been able to do that, even though we are far away from the ones we love . We have seen the lords hands in our lives in so many ways, we are so blessed to have the gospel in our lives and to have family where ever we go because we have the church. More than ever Church is a place of refuge, it is nice to know that no matter where you go the gospel is the same, and the people believe the same things. We hope to be better at this blog thing so that people will know whats going on with us. We appreciate the love and support we feel from everyone. Thanks for the prayers. Love y'all.

p.s. they don't have any good breads here. They are all so dry, so we have taken up making bread here. the first two were with old yeast and they were bricks. We then got new yeast and whalah! delicious yumminess! go Jaime!

And there's nothing like homemade jam to go with our bread ;)


  1. Love your blog! Thanks for the updates on what you've been doing the past couple of weeks. I loved the pictures and the news, it makes Texas seem not so far away:)
    I am also trying to make homemade bread. In fact, I am going to make some today! And by the way, I have a really, really, really good recipe for artisan bread. The only problem is, I need a cast iron pot to make it. I don't know if you have one, but I thought I would pass along this recipe anyway. It is from the blog, under the recipe "crusty bread", or something like that.

  2. AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! I miss your kids so much! I love the pictures!

  3. Fun to read what's happening with "y'all"! Glad you are making the most of Texas and enjoying it!

  4. Cute! Sounds like you guys are doing great! At family reunions we should overload the non Texan family with our southern traits we are picking up :)

  5. Love it! You're kids are so cute! I'm totally picking up with all the Texas southern slang word as well so I agree with Summer. We should make the rest of the family jealous that they're not cool enough to live in Texas like we all do! :)

  6. So Cute. I'm glad you're doing so well. I can't believe how big everyone is getting!!!

  7. I MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!