you may or may not know, is we moved back to The USA in Utah, right before Christmas.
If you can tell, my kids are all enjoying the snow.
The only sad thing is, we had to leave my dear Husband in New Zealand to sell the house.
and we are still waiting...so hopefully he will be with us soon.
I am finally here in the Hawkes Bay. We are living in a little suburb called Flaxmere. We are living on the top floor of the Stake Presidents home. It is only temporary, until the house we are trying to buy either goes through or falls through. We do not have a set ward yet. The Ward we are living in have already petitioned for the children to be part of there Primary Program. And the ward that we might live in, have already requested our membership from Paraparaumu. We also have members in the other ward finding houses for us to buy there.
The children are now attending Flaxmere Primary School. The teachers are very excited to have them, as the oldest three have scored high on the tests the have given them. But all four have settled in very quickly.
One thing I have noticed being here, is how white I am. But the people have soon found out and commented, that I fit in very well. I guess it comes from, first being raised in Kearns and second, being married to Simon.
It is a lot hotter here then it was in Waikanae. I will have to live in sunscreen as the sun burns more here.
This past weekend we got to go to a "Justin Williams" concert. He was on the latest American Idol. That was fun. I suggest to anyone to find out about him. He is a great singer and a great role model.
I am still organizing myself. We don't have a phone, so hence, why I haven't blogged recently. I hope this finds you all well and ready for Halloween!!!!
As you may or may not know, we are moving over to Hawkes Bay, which is on the East side of the North Island of New Zealand. We are currently living on the West side. We were meant to move over there in August., but for some reason we are still where we are. We have been trying to buy a house. We put an offer on one the beginning of September, and after a few negoitiations we accepted their offer. All was well and then we hit a snag. ….. here in New Zealand if you are going to add a room to your house, or change is structurally, you have to get a permit. Which wouldn't be so bad, but it is very expensive. this is one thing where I think the New Zealand government is backwards. You want to encourage develoopment of homes, I don't mind the permit, but not at the cost they want. But back to the house, it wasn't permitted and it was going to cost way to much to get it permitted. So it fell through. We then have found another house, which my children were very excited about. ( it has a swimming pool). We got an evalutation on the house and it came in lower then what we offered, and once again it has some rooms that are not permitted. I am so getting over this... I know that we are going through this for a reason, but it doesn't make it any less stressfull. I am ready to pull my hair out. I keep on asking myself, what am I not doing that we havent't got a home yet? I do not like living my life in Limbo... my two oldest are getting frustrated as well. I keep on thinking there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and we will get there soon.