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!


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 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!