This is my online journal about my life here in America as a wife,Mother, and as a working woman.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Hi guys, how’s life back in the states? We hope all is good with you.
Well here it is February 3rd and I can’t believe it’s been a whole three months (four since we left Prospect). So much has happened to us and we are doing very well.
We have posted all of our vacation pictures and videos on Annie’s facebook and her blog (The Baker’s Corner). The trip across the U.S. was lots of fun and we recommend it to anyone, especially for the kids. Patty still talks about the places she has seen, even being sick in Nashville and Orlando (5 days trying to get over the flu in a Hotel).
As you already know, we bought a house, bought appliances and furniture and got moved in. I no longer have a savings account, but we’re very comfortable and Patty loves her new room. Patty’s attends level 2 Preschool (no kindergarten here) at Ateneo Elementary School, a Christian school run by Jesuit Priests. My Aunt Annie Adams would be thrilled to know that Patty attends a Catholic school.
We found a nice church and Patty is already planning sleepovers and pool parties with her new Sunday school mates (called mates, not friends here). Our church is very small and we are the only non-Filipinos attending. The Pastor is a Chinese-Filipino named Patrick San and he is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Church. We really enjoy his sermons and believe him to be a very knowledgeable, well rounded leader. I told Annie that “If Pastor Tony were Chinese-Filipino, he’d be Patrick San or vice-versa”. We see a lot of similarity between Pastor Tony and Pastor San. The other church members have welcomed us very openly and we think this church will be a good fit for us (no air conditioning, I usually sweat thru my shirt during church, ayyy man!!).
Well as I said, it’s Feb. 3rd and we are planning a trip to the Blue Jazz Resort on Saturday morning for breakfast and a swim. It’s a small resort just across the harbor on Samal Island. We go down to the Blue Jazz pier and take their ferry boat across. It’s about a 10 minute boat ride. They have private cabanas, good food, both kid’s and adult pools, kid’s and adult waterslides, plus the beach and ocean swimming; all for about $10 a day for a family of 3, $20 with food.
We really, really miss the cold and snow! NOT!!!!!!
Well that’s an update for now. We love you and miss you and hope to see you in Davao!
Steve, Annie and Patty