Monday, September 6, 2010

Where have we been...

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Has it really been since July 27th that we updated the blog... well the last thing I wrote about was our trip back to Texas (was suppose to be permanent) and that Blake and I were going to Maui and Pierce was staying with ViVi and Grandad for a week... well lets just say we have alot to update you on... but today I am going to give you the cliff notes...

Yes we did go to Maui with some friends for a week and it was a great vacation (there will be more on Maui later)... we had a blast with our friends and we left there saying "we saw Maui" and we did...
While mommy and daddy were playing so was Pierce... he learned all sorts of things while staying with ViVi and Grandad... how to stand on Grandad's hands and say "king of the world", he became an expert at hunting for bugs and digging for worms, he learned how to ride a bike (with 2 extra wheels) and ViVi made sure he ate like a champ for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We sure were ready to see the little man when we returned... we got to spend another week in DFW seeing the family before we headed back to Houston.
While in Houston we got to go to a baseball game... and thanks to JuJu and KW we got some of the best seats in the house for a great game. And of course while in Houston we got to spend alot of time with friends and hang out with Grace... which is Pierce's best friend.
While in Houston we decided to put our old house up for rent again... so if you are interested let me know. We had alot of cleaning to do and fixing up... but we got it done and when I took this picture I got a little sad... the Realtor told me that when you have a rent house you can not look at anymore as your home but an investment... not sure if that made me happy or sad...
We even got new carpet...
I donated my hair to locks of love... I kept it long while in Singapore but it stayed in a pony tail... and thought it was time to cut it off... I usually donate every 2 years but this time I waited longer... got to donate an extra 2 inches for a total of 12inches...
So this is the part where I can tell who is reading the blog or who is just looking at the pictures...another big decision we made while back in Texas was that we would move back to Singapore for another couple of years. Blake was in Texas for about 2 weeks and then Pierce and I stayed for another 4 weeks. We are now back in Singapore hence the delay in writing on the blog and we have been here for a couple of days but before we got here we had to pack again... here is a picture of some of the packing that took place... there will be a whole blog entry about the packing so stay tuned... oh how I hate to pack.

Blake is now a Noble Drilling employee... our first gig here in Singapore was as a contractor but he decided to take a job there again. As an employee versus a contractor there are many perks and one of them is traveling in business class... Pierce and I had only been in business class one other time (a fluke in Vietnam) but never like this... we got to lie down FLAT for 30 hours... we had to ride a total of 2 planes and the first was from Houston to Newark (3.5 hours) and the second from Newark to Singapore (18.5 hours)... lets just say the last 5 hours were brutal but worth it... we are now back in Singapore and still have alot to do to get settled again but we are making good head way.

I know this blog was kind of short and left out alot of details but you get an idea of our life for the past 5 weeks... we sure have missed you but we are back... more details later... leave comments if you have any questions...thanks for all the emails and comments asking where we are... it is nice to know we were missed...

11 comments:

Lisa said...

Hard to believe you guys are already back in Singapore. I LOVED seeing you at Hawaiian Falls and I'm looking forward to catching back up on the blog. :)

Boonie S said...

Looks like you folks have been having a lot of fun, and have a lot to think about too. Good on you!

All the best, Boonie

Boonie S said...

Looks like you folks have been having a lot of fun, and have a lot to think about too. Good on you!

All the best, Boonie

erin said...

Thanks for the update! I'd been wondering about you guys!

Jordan said...

WHAT!!!!? Exciting and unexpected! Your hair is super cute too. Good for you that you can take this time to travel and living somewhere different and "see" the world! Hope all is well and you are resettling.

Renee Westcott said...

Fun that you chopped your hair again! I want to see new "new hairstyle" picture soon! Hope you are settling in quickly.

Corrie said...

What in the world? BACK to Singapore? After packing up and moving all the way home? You pretty much win wife of the year. I'd be like "Really honey? You couldn't decide this BEFORE we moved???". But I'm pregnant and hormonal so it doesn't take much these days...

Your hair looks great! But it always does!

Suzanne said...

How exciting...and unexpected!!!! Thanks for the update. I've been wondering about you guys!

Melanie said...

Wife of the year is right!! Love the hair :-)

Allison Volpe said...

Sorry we missed you guys when you were back in Texas! You both look great so keep doing whatever it is you are doing! Maybe we can make it to see you in Singapore since you are back there:) Take care! Sending you our love and prayers!

Allison & Kevin Volpe

Leone said...

wow ..... just catching up with news!!!

great to hear that you have another 'position' here and that it is obviously a good one for you both.

Have three US based friends that left Singapore this year and all three have returned within 4 mths ... incredible. But undrestandable too.

Welcome back.

 

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