Sunday, September 14, 2008

One Year!


I wanted to post this last week on the actual year mark but I never got around to it. So it has been a year and one week today since we moved to Puerto Rico! It seems to have been forever but then I look at Remy and he is 8 months old and that time flew by. What an experience it has been moving so far away from family and from the States. I have grown a lot in the past year and am so grateful to be here with my Hubby and two boys! I don't think that I will ever get used to the humidity and hot weather! It is not so bad during the winter time, in fact I think that I might freeze when I go anywhere cold. There definitely will be a few things I won't miss when we move away: traffic, crazy drivers, bad roads, and the lack of customer service. I will miss the friends we make and the beautiful beaches! We still have two more years left here in Puerto Rico and I plan on making it a good experience! I remember walking into Stake Conference that first Sunday and siting down in the chapel . It was so hot and no air conditioning. The meeting was in Spanish. I was 6 months prego. I looked over at Travis and said " what in the heck are we doing here"? I have thought that same things many times. Then I remember that we knew that we were supposed to come here and we have blessed by following those promptings. So bring on the next two years! PR here we come!

4 comments:

Megan said...

I hear you. I have felt that same way living in Virginia. It has not been the easiest thing, but so worth it. We have two years left and I can't wait to go back home after, even though I have loved this experience. I am so proud of you for doing what your doing, it is not easy. Miss you.

Missy and Jake said...

How about "PR we are here". Ha ha. Anyway-I think we will love the winter too! I also cant wait for the humidity to go away.Man we have alot in common-why are we not talking more? Are you guys still up for florida sometime in the next few months?

Tara said...

I can't believe it has been a year! Crazy. Way to have a positive attitude Jo! (I'm workin' on it :)
Really we have enjoyed ourselves so far...just a few things to get accustomed to...like HUMIDITY!! AHHHH nothing like being a sweaty mess everywhere you go.

prRiggs said...

Hey Jojo,
Have you ever seen the movie "Vantage Point"? Well I too was at Stake Conference that hot summer day. I was walking the parking lot, searching for thieves and evil doers when all of the sudden, I saw a p.o.ed pregnant white lady walking out of the stake center with her apologetic husband (tail between his legs) following behind, arms full of kid and church gear. Travis and I seemed to make eye contact, and I thought, "Brother, what the heck are you doing here?" It's one of my favorite memories from the Isla del Encanto. It made me realize, I live a very normal life. Have fun for the next two years!
Kandace (but dictated by Jonathan)
P.S. We're glad you're here with us!