Friday, January 28, 2011

Far From Family and a few Professional Pictures of Sully

A few pictures of Sullivan that my brother took back in November.  I love all of them!!

I have been thinking about this post for a while now.  I know that I am not the first new mom to live across the country from friends and family.   My family is in Phoenix, my husband's family is in Puerto Rico, and we are in the "wild and wonderful" state of West Virginia.  That really is the motto on the welcome sign as you drive into the state.  I think that the cold is just a reminder that our little family of three is out here alone because the weather is so different than what we are used to.  I don't want to come across like I am complaining because I'm not.  I am so thankful that my husband was accepted and is excelling in dental school here.  Its a very special opportunity.  We have so many blessings and a very long list of things to be grateful for.  I have just been thinking that its hard for a mom with a new baby to make friends.  I don't even know where to start looking.  The other issue is finding a person you trust to babysit maybe once a month so we can go out to dinner.  I really miss my family in Arizona and am looking forward to visiting them for two weeks during Arty's spring break in March.  I am curious how you all handle or would handle being away from friends and family and how you have found a great babysitter for date night.  



  1. I know exactly how you feel! If you have not already tried it I recommend's a free computer program that allows you to do video phone calls. My parents and most of my family live 9 hours up in Canada. J's parents are 2.5 hours away. I do have one Aunt who actually lives in WV as well. The babysitting issue is still hard I don't like leaving K with just anyone I'm very protective but we met a few good friends threw our church that I know I can trust to look after K. Sorry for the long comment..hope you have a great time in March!!

  2. I feel the same way!!
    I haven't really found a babysitter so I can't give you a tip on that. all I know is its super hard and Im considering going to church, find my support group and little family of trusting friends through them {haven't gone yet though}
    If you have just the one little one, think about going to those mommy me classes or mommy me swimming classes you could meet alot of moms just wanting to meet other moms! I found a site called I don't know if they have a group where you are at but if they do you should be able to find a group of moms who get together on a regular basis and do fun activities with there little ones and even better you could swap babysitting so it doesn't cost a thing :D that's what works best for me!