Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I never in my wildest dreams believed I would be moving out west. But here I am, with my amazing husband and adorable son, living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We bought a 2000ish square foot corner lot pueblo that has a rock garden and a gorgeous view of the Sandia mountains. The house was the first built in the neighborhood in 2003. It is custom designed with hand carved doors, gates, and ceiling planks. It is full of sky lights and tiled floors (including custom art in the tile). Instead of air conditioning we have a "swamp coolor." (which is really strange..we have to keep a window open at all times so the hot air blows out..it doesn't circulate the air like air conditioners do...) I will post pictures as soon as I take some...which will be today! The movers FINALLY arrive this afternoon. Apparently the truck broke down along the way...with ALL my possessions!

Langston has been a trouper at 5 weeks of age! He did wonderful on the plane...I breastfed him at take off, though I am not sure he needed anything more than a pacifier! Mom has been a huge help! It took all that was in us both to move out and clean the house in Starkville. I know I pushed myself too hard too fast...but I really didn't have a choice. I would have been a nervous wreck in the airport without mom as well... you should have seen me changing a diaper in the airplane...having Langston pee all over everywhere...then changing his clothes... what fun memories we have!

Michael started his first day on the job yesterday! He works at Sandia National Laboratories where he is a computer scientist who researches, designs, and programs cool stuff for the government! I am so proud of him! He is so intelligent and has surrounded himself by even more intelligent people (as he says...which is hard to believe).

As for my job, I start July 5. There are around 40 Walgreens in the 2 districts combined that I will be floating between. I have my schedule for 3 weeks and have noticed that one is down in Carlsbad...which is over 3 hours away...I am DEFINITELY going to contest that...I can't do that with a new baby..not sure WHAT they are thinking... This is going to be a lot different than what I had been doing in the Birmingham district. I only floated in between 3 stores before I got my own. I am really nervous about how I will be handling a baby and work...I might just have a mental breakdown. But with $100,000 in student loans, I have no choice but to work full time.

Mom has been helping me decorate the house..we are going to make curtains, and a window seat... I hope she can show me how to make some cute pillows as well! I will post pictures of everything..I promise!


  1. I'm so glad ya'll made it out there safely! Good luck and we will miss ya'll in starkville!

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