fun times....

Thank goodness we have a Maggie Moo's ice cream shop close by. The boys loved it! It's perfect for the hot weather.
Jodi and I took the kids to a park today. It was fun but we only lasted about a half hour because of the humidity. I think we will be hanging out at the pool a lot more! West loved going down the slide backwards.
G carried his scooter all the way up FOUR flights of stairs!! I tried to take it for him but he was determined to take it himself. I wish I had a picture of his face when he was done. He never complains about the stairs, sometimes he'll even help me carry groceries up them. He's a good little guy!



I thought it was interesting that the traffic lights in Beaumont are horizontal instead of vertical like they are in Utah. I'm sure it's because of the strong winds, but it took me a long time to get used to it. Also while I was driving I noticed on busy streets the mail boxes are turned to the side, probably so people don't hit them but I thought it was different. Living somewhere different for a while will be a good thing. I don't get out much!


the pool.....

The boys loved hanging out at the pool. I think they like playing on the stairs and eating snacks the very best. The water is pretty cool, so it will probably take them a while to start enjoying the it. Lately I've been taking the boys on a walk to the pool before bedtime. They love it, they always sit on the side and put their feet in. We might have to start wearing swim suits because West somehow manages to get soaking wet! I think it's their favorite thing to do, It is so nice to have a pool so close.


the hard worker

Just thought I should post a picture of the hard worker. We're so glad he's home with us on Sunday's or we'd never survive! G can't seem to get enough of his dad. Hopefully he'll turn out to be just like Kev.


Mother's Day......

I had such a fun Mother's Day. We ate dinner and hung out with our friends. Kev was home all day today it was a lot of fun. I'm so glad we have our friends here. We've been having so much fun with them.
Look at this cute flower G made me in nursery today for Mother's Day. I had to show you a close up of his face. He looks like he's in pain, I love it!! Luckily he is loving nursery here. The teachers are so awesome.


Getting haircuts!!

I took the boys to get their hair cut and we found this really cute place. They had little cars to sit in while your hair was getting cut. My boys loved it, Garrett is really into Cars the movie right now so he had to have the red car. They did an awesome job, the lady was so fast. It made it so easy for me.



We finally made it to Beaumont Texas!! Kev drove out with his friend Reno, it took 24 hours or so, that's why I decided to fly. My mom offered to fly with the kids and I. She is so sweet, I feel so blessed to have her as my mom. It ended up being such a long day for her. We left at 5 a.m. to make it to the airport on time. Not to mention, my mom stayed up until midnight to help me finish packing! We had a layover in Pheonix and then we made it after a 4 1/2 hour flight. We arrived in Houston at 2 in the afternoon, my mom had to get right back on a different flight and go home. I tried to get her to stay for a while but she didn't want to intrude. (we would have loved it though) She had a layover again in Denver and when they were about to land in SLC the pilot decided to wait because there was a storm, so he circled around until it looked clear. I felt so bad, I would have been so sick. She said she was fine, but I don't usually believe anything she says, she never complains!!! I could never have done it without her. I would have been so stressed and sad to leave. She made everything better! I hated leaving her at the gate, I cried and cried (now I'm crying again) I Love you mom, I owe you big!! The picture above is where we will be living for the summer. It's such a beautiful area. We like it a lot. There are so many fun shops and they have a really neat pool at the club house. We haven't had a chance to swim yet but we will soon. It is really humid and warm here, it's not as bad as I thought but it will get worse, we've beeb warned. We met our new ward on Sunday and they are all so nice. It is such a small ward, I think we met everyone already. I feel like we've been here for a long time. I am so happy we have Jodi, Troy, and Reno here to hang out with. Jodi and I hang out during the day and I love her, she is so fun to be with. We can't wait for Mel, Reno's wife to get here and hang with us all day! We miss home and our family and friends so much but we are doing good.

This is Jodi's little guy, Noah. He's a little stud. The boys love him, how could you not? He's got the cutest face ever! You should see him in person, he's even cuter! We're so glad he's here to entertain the boys.
G and West have been getting along better lately, they are so fun to watch. West just follows G around everywhere. He's a little tag-along, and I think G loves it!