Sunday, February 6, 2011

Welcome to Texas!

Three weeks ago today Lance and I arrived at our new home in Houston, Texas!  We quit our jobs, said goodbye to family and friends, and prepared to live in a place that neither of us had ever even visited before.

We were very blessed as Lance's new employer payed for a moving company to move our apartment so all we had to do was live on an air mattress for a week and make the drive in our two cars.

The last week in our Utah apartment.  Living out of suitcases and sleeping on an air mattress.

Even though we had to drive separately, it went very smoothly and it was a pleasant trip.  This is the route we chose to take:

We started our journey Friday night after work.  Because our journey would take us right through Moab, we took advantage of the opportunity to spend some time with my Grandma Shirley.  She took us to dinner and then we went straight to bed so we could start again early Saturday morning.  Saturday took us from Moab, UT to Wichita Falls, TX.  Here's the summary: We caught a beautiful sunrise in Monticello, UT; enjoyed the scenery from Mesa Verda, CO to Shiprock, NM; were glad when we were past Albuquerque, NM; witnessed an amazing sunset in the great wide open of Amarillo, TX; and ate at the most bizarre Arby's before catching some shut eye in Wichita Falls, TX.  What a day!  The drive on Sunday from Wichita Falls to Houston had me white-knuckled on the steering wheel as we experienced our first real Texan downpour until about an hour outside of Houston.  As we approached Houston we could feel the air getting thicker and thicker with humidity and we were finally greeted with the beautiful skyline of the city we now call home.  We drove straight to our apartment complex, signed our lease, and started our new adventure of living about a mile south of downtown of the fourth largest city in the US!

We left our first home together in Draper, Utah so Lance could continue to work with Dr. Michael Belfort, who was just hired as Department Chair of OB/GYN at Baylor College of Medicine.  Lance is a Research Coordinator for Dr. Belfort and he loves his job.  And, thanks to Lance's new co-workers' connections, I was hired to work as an Ophthalmic Technician for BCM.

We are completely unpacked now and getting settled in our new city.  We feel blessed to have the love and support of our families when we are so far from home.  We know this is the place we are supposed to be and are grateful for all of the blessings and good fortune we have experienced thus far.  We love exploring our new city and we will keep you updated on all of our new adventures here in Houston!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! You have a blog! I'm glad you guys are enjoying Houston. I'm not sure if I could handle the humidity. My hair would be a catastrophe. Can't wait to keep up with your adventures on this blog!