Ray got a new job in November 2011 and we put our house up for sale in Bryan. Ray is really happy with his new job and is loving the fact that he gets to spend more time with his parents. This job is the Communications Coordinator for the City of Baytown and it has taken us back to what we both consider our hometown. The town were we met as a 12 year old and 16 year old and have been together every day since. Ray has been staying at his parent house in Baytown during this time.
I stayed in the B/CS area to finish my job out for the semester at JLMS. The girls stayed with me and stayed in day care and had as much consistency as we could manage while their Dada was in Baytown.We got to see Ray on the weekends and they talked to him on Skype every night. But as you could imagine the girls did have a hard time without having their Dada around. So we decided that when my work at JLMS ended the girls and I would come down and stay for a week at a time until I got a job or the house sold.
Well my time came to an end at JLMS on December 16th. During the entire time the girls and I were in Bryan and Ray in Baytown we would spend week nights look for jobs for me and weekends together packing up stuff in the house. I got to enjoy a nice off period with the girls for over a month before God set his plans into action for me. It was at the end of January that I had an interview for a 6th grade Reading/Social Studies position in Pasadena. This campus just happens to be in the old neighborhood were Ray's great grandfather and great aunt used to live - a bit of fate playing a hand in this I believe. I interviewed on a Monday, was offered the job on a Wednesday and accepted the position. I had to be at their HR department on Friday and I started my job the following Monday. Things are falling into place, the girls and I are now in Baytown with Ray and his parents full time with my new job. Our house is still up for sale in Bryan - praying God assists us with a quick sell.
The girls have started their new school and seem to love it. Emma is potty training at full speed and loves wearing her big girl princess panties. Both girls are loving all the time and attention they are getting from their Nana and Poppa while living with them here in Baytown as we wait for the sale of our house. Both of our beautiful girls are starting to slim down some. We came to realization that Abigail at 9 months is already as big as Emma was when Emma was only 1 year old. Abigail is crawling, pulling herself up, and is starting to take steps.
Our new jobs have also brought us closer to all of our family. Ray's parents live in Baytown and my mom lives in Beaumont. So all the surrounding areas of Houston, Clear Lake, Pasadena, Deer Park, La Port, etc... are also filled with Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Siblings, and Grand Parents. We look forward to spending more time with all of our loved ones and creating those precious memories for our girls as the years go by.