it's hard moving to a place and not knowing many people, especially when you don't have a car and you need a car to get certain things done! i'll admit it, there have been times these past couple of weeks where i have wondered if we made the right decision moving out here. i get kind of bummed when i think about the things we left behind...especially with the baby, and knowing that i probably won't get all of the nice things that my friends have gotten for their babies. we'll probably buy cheap used things. and i really wanted to make all these cute things for the baby, like my friends have done, and i probably won't get to do all that i wanted. and i think it's easy to feel lonely in the beginning, just with not knowing many people. but i know that part will change.
but then i am grateful as well, because i feel like being here will help me really appreciate what i do have. i feel like i will be able to learn a lot from being here. it sure is beautiful! it's not quite as nice and organized as orange county, but i expected that. but i love that the ocean is so close, and that i can swim in the water and not freeze to death! and it's so beautiful! it's fun to just see the different places here and just be mesmerized by it's beauty. i feel like i have been a lot more active, just in the last couple of weeks, and i love it! and i love the laid back lifestyle, and people seem to be really friendly here. i don't love the sticky feeling from the humidity, but i'm getting used to it.
i am excited to be here! i think it will be an adventure and that i will get used to a having a different lifestyle here. it definitely has it's perks. but luke and i both felt like this is where we needed to be at this time in our lives.
100 yards from our front door.
this was supposed to be me saying "woohooo!"
our front door
you open the front door up and there is our room!
a little bit of a storm, ended up not being too bad
gecko! first one i've ever seen
this guy looks familiar (Argentina, where i served me mission, was full of cockroaches)
first night, checking out the kitchen
our apartment when we first arrived
this is what happened after walking around all day on our first day. but i am happy to report that that spot is now a tan spot:)
we just had to buy a wave storm at Costco
pregnant belly at turtle bay (a hotel and resort)
i love him.
this is the highway. 35 mph speed limit, and nothing but beauty