Monday, July 19, 2010


Oh wow. A lot has happened since my last post. Must be because that was over 3 months ago...
[Disclaimer: I never read long posts like this, so feel free to skim it]
We moved. Jed got a job in his field and we live in DFW now. We got here at the beginning of June and had a month of corporate housing while we looked around. We went to the ward closest to Jed's job and met a couple who happened to be moving that week and was going to be breaking their lease. The apartment was exactly the size we were looking for, and in our price range, so we took over their lease. It was definitely Divine intervention!

I got to go to my good friend, Micheyl's wedding the first weekend we were here. She was a beautiful bride and I'm so grateful that I was able to be a part of her special day.

My whole family, minus Tom who is on a mission right now, came in to town for a week when my sister blessed her new baby girl. It was a blast to be with all of the family and I wish they all lived closer. My sister Emily lives on the east side of Dallas, but it's about an hour drive, so we don't get together as often as we would like. It's still nice to have someone that close.

Jed likes his job. The handful of people on his team are all over 50, so I guess we won't be making any good friends from work... oh well.

I'm having fun being a stay-at-home-wife, but I also get pretty lonely and bored from time to time. I'm wanting to get in to some volunteer work. I'm thinking about Big Brothers Big Sisters, a local food bank, a hospital, or something else. Any suggestions would be great!

I'm going down to San Antonio to visit my friend Heather for a few days this week. I wish the drive was shorter so that I could go more often, but at least I don't have to fly.

Hopefully I'll be more frequent with posts now that we're mostly settled in and I have the time to sit down and express myself.


The Hicks of Kentucky said...

Do you like Texas? There is a high chance of Trent getting a job near or around Dallas or Houston and I am really nervous about that... not sure I want to live in TX....

Amanda said...

Yea! Your back to blogging! Now I need to get my blog updated but I have no idea where to start...I hope you are able to find some fun volunteer opportunities!

Kristin said...

Ali so glad things are going well for you guys! With the volunteering thing, there is always the Red Cross, and also AmeriCorps Vista program. Those are two that I have looked into...both seem great. Also, sometimes local libraries need people to volunteer to do story time with kids, etc. I think it is great you are looking for opportunities like that, best of luck!

Heather said...

I had so much fun last week. I'm glad you came to visit and I'm glad you worked out with me. :) I'll have to call you next time I'm in Dallas which will be the weekend of December 4th (as far as I know at this point). I'm glad you're blogging again.