Monday, September 12, 2011

We Are Alive

No pictures but I thought I should post everyone knows we are alive and well and living in Las Cruces.
Cory has settled in to the 4 day work week like a champ, he enjoys the dentistry but not so much the office politics. I told him when you work with a bunch of women the drama drama drama is just a part of life. He has decided that when he buys his own practice when his contract is over he will hire mostly men.
Jonece is in middle school, she has a cell phone, a cute new haircut, a fun bunch of friends and she is really liking school. She hates the constant swearing and can't figure out why the "cool" kids are the ones with the trash mouths.
Dene is again surrounded by sweet babies and loving every minute of it, she loves her new teacher who incidentally doesn't yell and I love her too. Dene has made some new friends too and she has overcome her allergy to chores.
The girls are growing up and so many people say enjoy this age because they grow up so fast...blah blah blah. It is true that they grow up fast but I love it, I love watching them move from one stage to another. Jonece is starting the teenager years and I can see the mood swings but along with the mood swings come the growth and I love watching her grow into a woman I would be proud to know.
I still love me some babies and there is no shortage in that department in this new ward...I especially love handing them back to their parents when I am done. I love the freedom Cory and I now babysitters and we can take off for a date here and there whenever we want.
I am busy with my new calling...counselor in RS...I have a new respect for those who have served in this capacity...I am loving it but I spend hours each day doing it.
I have given up the idea of working outside the home for now...I get home from dropping Jonece off at school and Dene is home in about 5 hours. Cory and I don't want them home alone for hours and eventhough I was willing to work nights Cory didn't like that idea much. So I will do crafts from home and try not to lose my marbles. I really love working...people telling me how talented I am and all that crap...its such an ego boost. I am toying with the idea of taking some courses here at the times that won't interfere with me being home for the girls.
I don't hate the apt. but I don't love either...I just wish we were more a city we could call home. A place where we would be happy to live forever. A place where Cory could have his own practice. We thought Cruces had so many opportunities but since we have moved here 5 other dentists have moved into our ward...crazy!!! so there might not be as huge a need for a dentist here but on a positive note...I really love all the guys and their wives. We have had a few dinners together and it has been a blast. I wish we had a place that was more company friendly but right now inviting more than just a few people over at a time is too many.
I will try and include some pics of the girls next post...won't be tomorrow but I won't leave it too long...promise.
Love yins
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