Hey Y'all! Never knew how much we all said that until the people in Cali started pointing it out. We are loving it in Paso Robles, California. Christian is doing so well at his job and has made some big changes that have been very successful thus far. The company foresees great things in the future and is amazed at all that Christian has accomplished in the little time he's been here. This past weekend he started a tree house in the back for Bella B. He has been really motivated lately to build something so decided a tree house for B would be his project. Needless to say B is excited as well!
Speaking of Bella B, who has currently changed her name to "Barbie" and is fast to correct us if we forget. LOL! That kid is growing leaps and bounds and has learned so much this year at school. She is very artistic (like her dad) and draws on everything all the time. Her and Christian are constantly creating new projects. I find drawings, papers cut up, markers, etc. everywhere I walk and I can't keep the printer stocked with paper. She sees a fresh sheet and goes to work. It's funny, She is learning to write and loves to write me list (because I am the queen of making list) or she'll get mad at us and draw a sad face with a tear on it and a broken heart. She is quite the mess. Never know what that kid will do. She got ticked off at Roar this past weekend and drew a picture of Roary then placed a big X over the drawing. Guess Roar was placed on the "hit" list. LOL!
As for Roar, she is doing great as well. She's has now outgrown me by a couple of inches and is surely becoming a grown girl. Can't believe she is 13.5 yrs. She is doing great in school as well. We are so blessed to have found this little school co-op. Solid Rock Christian Academy has been one of the greatest things we have done since we've been here. The girls love it and we've all made some amazing friends. Roar comes home everyday excited about school and enlightens me on everything she learned each day. She has never been this excited about learning and developing her faith. She wrapped up volleyball in November and will be starting Softball the end of this month. I have to admit I'm excited to get back in softball as well. She did so well last year I'm ready to jump in and see how she evolves this year.
Me...I'm doing well. Really homesick, but well. I've accepted a position with Care Medical, a medical supply company here in Cali. They have a branch in Templeton(town right next to Paso) and hired me as Account Executive or "traveling salesman" for our area. This is exactly what I wanted when I decided to return to college back in 2002 and now I finally have the chance to go for it. I start training next week then will do ride alongs with other salesman in the area and by mid February I should have my own territory. So pumped!!! As for the girls since they only go to school 4 days a week from 8:30-1:30, I'll take them to school then we've hired a nanny to pick them up and stay with them in the afternoons until we get home. They're excited, the nanny is actually the girl that has been helping with RoaraBElla, so they know and like her alot. Speaking of RoaraBella, I will continue to do some weekend shows and keep that going via Internet and Facebook. The original idea was to build it for the girls to have when they went to college as income so I will eventually fully turn it over to Roar to run and operate. Well, guess that's all for the Garretts. We miss everyone and hope that with my new job (extra income) we'll be able to fly home in the spring to see everyone. I want to get my hands on all those new babies. I check Facebook daily for new pics. Can't wait to see them in person. I also have posted tons of pics from expeditions we've had here is Cali so be sure and check out our page. Hope this finds everyone well.
Love and miss you all bunches!!!!
C, D, R, and B.B.