Sunday, February 24, 2008
We're back online!
"B" is for Bagdad! Hello Everyone! This last month has been absolutely crazy (has it really already been a month??). We didn't have internet until the middle of this week because it took them 3.5 weeks to come set it up once we signed up for it...one of the many joys of living in a small town. Anyway, now that I have most of our 196 new inbox messages in our email cleared out, I figured I should update our blog!
So far, other than the huge culture shock of living in Bagdad, we are enjoying it. Dave is still in the stressful stage of learning and getting used to things in his job, but he likes it. He got his new truck (new 2008 Dodge Ram) a couple weeks ago and though the hassles we have been dealing with have been a huge headache (the dealership, etc.), he loves his truck and he is pretty proud of it.
One thing I am definately enjoying here is the weather, though I know I probably wont be saying that in the summer. It has been raining a lot here lately but I will take rain over snow any day! It is beautiful here...beautiful in a different way than what we're used to. It's all desert...rocky, hilly desert with huge cactus (and little ones too). If you look closely at this picture you will see them. This is in Bagdad, close to the mine.
There are some annoying things about our house, but we also love it! We have been very very fortunate. The Lord has definately blessed us in so many ways recently. It's so nice to have our own home! (well, it's not technically ours, but still) We still don't have it decorated quite the way we want it, but that will come with time.
We have met some wonderful people here and that part has been one of my favorite things about Bagdad. We were befriended and fellowshipped as soon as we came and everyone has been so great! They are friendships that we hope will last a lifetime. Our ward is absolutely tiny and so different than anything we have ever experienced, church-wise, but again, I absolutely love it.
Sam is now over a year old and doing good...crankier than ever, but good. His teeth have been coming in like crazy so it seems he is always in a mood. Whether it's his teeth, he's sick, or just plain tired from being off his sleeping schedule, it's always something with him. His personality and temper are getting more and more fiesty every day, which is such a huge challenge - and I know it will only get worse as he grows closer to the terrible twos. But with all that attitude he is getting more and more fun and cute. He is becoming more like a little boy and less like a baby all the time. :( It's a happy and a sad thing.
He is very close to walking...it will be any day now. He eats anything and everything and every time Dave and I sit down to eat something we feel like we have a begging puppy at our feet. He climbs up and smacks his lips and says "num nums" over and over again until we feed him. He can be full from just eating his own meal at his high chair, but he will still beg for food and eat it when we give it to him. And as we discovered recently when he "blew chunks" all over the family room floor, he doesn't even fully chew his food. He just swallows it in whole pieces. Hoepfully as he gets more teeth he will learn. He is so funny and he is our main source of entertainment in this house.
There isn't really anymore big details to report on. We miss and love everyone so much! We promise we will keep this updated more often. If you want to see more pictures of Bagdad and our house and stuff go to our Photobucket website! Our house looks really boring and blah because we don't have grass or anything else yet. It will get there!