Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Buddhist Temple in Santa Ana

I love living in Orange County. The weather is so beautiful, and there is so much more to see and do here. Steveo and I went to see a Buddhist temple today after school. He has never been to one and I wanted him to see something beautiful today. So after going to Juice it up, we headed out and saw this one. I'm so glad he appreciates these little outings. We are only here for one year, so I want to live it up as much as possible.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First 2 weeks in San Clemente

Steveo is adjusting well. He made one friend at his new school and I gave him the option to go back to the desert and he still wanted to stay. I'm extremely proud of him. The first thing I wanted to do was get his room organized. There is a lot of clutter in this house. In my father-in-laws defense, he is never home, so things pile up. So it took a week but I re-did the room so Steveo can have his own space. Here is the before and after. (I'm proud of this, hope Toms dad approves when he gets back from Afghanistan)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Moving to the beach

I finished enrolling Steveo in the elementary school in San Clemente. We walked around the school that overlooks the city, and we love it. Steveo is excited to start Sept 7th. I keep reminding Nick that this would be a great place to live (until next August)and a nice change of scenery. He still insists on staying down here. I love the fact that he has made friends and actually loves his high school, but even though this is a temporary move, I don't feel 100% okay with leaving him. I hope that he and Steveo will miss each other and enjoy the weekend visits together and maybe not fight as much. So now that this is the last week in the desert, I am trying to relax and be cautious about having unrealistic expectations about the move. I told Steveo we need to take this one day at a time and if he isn't okay with the change we can always go back. The door is also open for Nick to change his mind. I don't know how this will work out but I am looking forward to the change (and big trees and an ocean breeze)anyway.