Thursday, August 13, 2009


i hereby devote this blog to informing my Texans about life in Maryland.

i got to Maryland early Monday morning. the airport was really weird. first you start out getting off the plane in one building, then you find a strange bus like thing that takes you to another building were security and baggage are. then after meeting with your very sleepy family you exit the airport and drive for ten years to get home.
Maryland is very green, theres a thick wall of trees on each side of the rode like a screen. my mom let me drive yesterday. it was very different from Texas. the rodes here are curvy and a little narrower. I'm always scanning the surrounding forest for deers that are going to jump in front of me and smash my car.
my mom and i finished unpacking my room yesterday. i was so excited to have a normal sized closet of my very own :}. weird huh? i bought a new bed spread and this awesome chalk sticker that you put on your wall.
we went to my new high school and registered for classes. I'm in mostly AP classes and psychology. on the first day of school I'm trying out for orchestra, having music in school will be quite a change... but then again every things going to be quite different. the counselor was friendly and nice and very helpful. theres an open house on the 24th that i have to go to to get my schedule and map out my classes. apparently everyone rides the bus here. my seminary class starts at 6:30 and ends an hour later. the bus picks everyone up from the teachers house and takes them to school. that means my day will begin very early until i learn to get ready in 10 minutes flat. the high schools here end at 2 which is nice. another weird but welcomed difference about school here is that it starts on Wednesday so the first week in only 3 days long. only 3 days or torture.
I'm babysitting the kids right now while rob and mom are at the temple. they left at noon and wont be back til later so its been a long day. a very boring day. grace and i, in an attempt to entertain ourselves, played dress up with all my old formal dresses, watched endless episodes of what i like about you, played with Tommy, did each others hair, read books, and cooked dinner. the rest of the kids didn't want to play with us so they spent their time in the basement watching TV. none of us have gone outside all day sadly and I'm thinking of dragging everyone out there for a little fresh air.
maybe ill make them play soccer or something :] what an evil big sister i am
i miss Texas alot. i find myself very lonely and bored here and I'm dying to see my friends soon although it probably wont be possible for a while. I'm sure things will be better when sierra gets back from her trip. cant wait!


Mark and Beatrix Houghton said...

We are glad you made it safe and we are happy to see you on the blog again. We love your new picture.
MD sounds very beautiful! Watch out for the deer!
Where is Sierra?

Once school starts, maybe you meet nice, new friends and will not miss TX so much.

We sure miss YOU. You are so far away!
Love you,
Daddy & Bea

Robin said...

Miss you guys too... Texas just isn't the same but Maryland will be good soon.