We are back in New Mexico and things have been busy. I have to admit...I am not too fond of ABQ. Maybe you have gotten the vibe before but now I am admitting it. I know I just need to give it some time. I know it was the right decision to move here I am just having trouble adjusting to a new place. I don't like the woods. It is lonely, and there are tons of bugs. Plus we have 3 lizards living in the water fall in our backyard. Kind of creepy, don't worry they are harmless, but the kids love them. I still haven't really met any mom friends so that is hard too. We did join a playgroup so hopefully something good will come from that.
We are looking for a new house to rent but the housing market here is awful. The realtor of our current house is being ridiculous. She came into my house while we were gone and changed all my furniture, made Brandon take down our family pictures, and even made him scrub and clean parts of the house that weren't even clean when we moved in. I hate feeling like I am living in a prison. I feel like we can't live here. We can't decorate, we can't make messes, we can't even have a picture of Christ in our house. Plus we live at least 30 min away from everything. It is getting old having drive an hour every day if we want to do something. The houses we have looked at are all tiny and ones that we like are way overpriced (like $2000/month in rent). It is ridiculous and frustrating. I feel like I have looked at 100 houses in the last week and none of them seem to be working out. I guess I just need to keep at it. I just wish our house in Mesa would sell so we would have some money to put down on another house here. Unfortunately there hasn't been much interest. I loved that house. It was so nice compared to what I have seen here, I can't imagine why no one is interested in it.
We are also looking for a new car. After our road trip we have realized that our car is small and cramped and we are in need of an upgrade. Plus when it snows here we are going to need something to handle the weather. I feel like there are so many changes going on I am not myself and I feel crabby and unhappy which is not good for our family. I know this is a somber post, I think I just needed to get my feelings out so I can move forward.
On a happier note here are some fun pictures from our last week in AZ. Hopefully we will be able to make some great memories here soon.
Jackson pretending to be Harry Potter.