Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Starting To Update

Here we are! We moved to Toledo on  the 3rd of August.  We love the house.  Although it is stressful to still own a home in Cincinnati.  I guess I will start with now, and eventually move back to how we got here.

Today we went to visit the elementary school where 4 of the kids will attend starting next week. Coy Elementary is a new building.  The kids are really excited about it. (I think the younger 4 are most excited because they are in an air conditioned building.)  The very nice lady principal gave us a tour.  We got to meet 3 of the 4 teachers that will have my kids. 

On Thursday, I will take Grace up to to Fassett Middle School on Thursday.  I hope I am ready to have a middle school student! It didn't seem like a big deal when my niece, Maddy, went to middle school as a fifth grader.  In fact, I remember reassuring my sister that it would be just fine.  No big deal.  It is different when it is your own, I guess. Unfortunately, Grace is NOT in an air conditioned building.  Something her siblings love to remind her of...often!

Oregon (pronounced Oregone) Ohio is a really pleasant little town.  Toledo is so different from Cincinnati.  Much less suburban sprawl.  On one side of Oregon is Toledo proper, on the other side is farmland. The school district goes right up to Lake Erie, although we haven't made it to the lake yet.

I haven't really met anyone yet, besides our neighbors.  On one side there is a very nice couple with a 14 year old son and 17 month old daughter.  A single man lives on the other side. I am hoping to make some friends with parents once the kids are in school.  I am going to start to work on  paperwork to substitute in the Oregon City Schools.  That should give me more opportunity to make friends.

I know all of us are missing our friends and family in Cincinnati (but it is such a blessing to have my mom closer as well as my cousin.)

I will start to get some pics and give you all a tour of our new home later in the week.


Dawn said...

Welcome home! I'm sure the transition will be smooth, you have a lot of people praying for you guys!

I can't wait to see photos and hear more about the move.

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

I didn't know you were in Cinci. For some reason I thought you lived up near Toledo. Sounds like a nice change of pace. Hopefully you make new friends soon!

Andrea said...

Already missing you! Thank goodness for technology so we can keep updated through blogs and facebook!

Our 7 Blessings from God said...

Can't wait to see the pics!! Glad to see your getting settled in:)