Tuesday, July 20, 2010

beach...a REAL one!

Here is where we will be spending the next 2 days...

My sister-in-law has to go there for work for the next few days, and she has invited us to go with her...its all paid! Brian has to stay home to work, but I am taking the girls. Bree is super excited to go to the beach, the only beach she has been to is Ocean Shores...boy, will this beach be different or what?? The weather should be perfect, 70 degrees! We are actually looking forward to that temp, considering it is 105+ at home everyday!!

I will post pics hen we get home! See you all then!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

California here we are!

Well, i must bring you all up to date. Most of you know, but for those that don't...the McGovern family has recently moved to sunny California! Brian got a job offer that we could not turn down at the mineral power plant here, and because his ENTIRE family also lives in the same city...we felt it was time. Time to uproot the Washingtonians and become Calfornians.

But, let me tell you...the past few months have been the busiest ever in my life! All in a matter of 3 months, I have: found out we were moving, took care of a 4-year-old, 2 dogs, and a house, by myself while Brian had to leave for CA to start his new job...while being 8 months pregnant mind you, AND still working 40+ hours a week. I have also: gave birth to my second daughter, packed up an entire house (okay, my mom and step-dad did most of it), continued to look after the 4-year-old, and now a newborn at the same time...Brian still in CA. Yes, I am SUPER MOM, hee hee.

So, after a lllooonnngggg 3 day car ride with my mom, Breanna and Colbi, we finally made it to Ridgecrest, California. For those of you that don't know where the H-E-double hockey sticks Ridgecrest is (which I am guessing is most of the planet), it is smack dab in the desert! We are really close to Death if you can guess the average temperature here, it is about 99 every day. I have not worn a pair of socks since I arrived here, nor a jacket, let alone a sweatshirt! not even at night!! I now thank God for AC!

Am I working? No, I get to be a SAHM (stay at home mom). We have a community pool in our neighborhood that is open from 8am-11pm every day, so we spend a lot of time there. Colbi has not been in the water yet, she is now 10 weeks old (wow, time is flying!) Breanna would not step off of the steps in the pool when we first got here, but all a matter of 3 weeks, she is now jumping off the edge into mine or Brian's arms, and then swims to the steps on her own (with a life jacket of course).

One thing I do miss, of course besides my Mom (we just did a web cam chat last night, so cool!), and Heidi, is TARGET! All we have here is Walmart and K-Mart. Those are the only "big" stores. This town consists of 28,000 people, so it's not REAL small, but it's definitely not Olympia. If we could just bring the town of Olympia to this weather, all in life would be swell. Actually, we would have to bring my Mom and Heidi too.

Anyway, I have been waiting to download these pictures to share our new life with all of you, but we just got our internet hooked up yesterday. Enjoy!

I look horrible, no shower yet

Papa-D and Grammy-J in Gardnerville

Bree and her Papa-D

We stayed at my dad and step-moms house in Gardnerville on the way to Ridgecrest

Taking a night walk around the neighborhood

This is our community pool

And the clubhouse

I miss you all.
Stay tuned for more posts and pics.