So what's new? Doug's in heaven with the perfect egg salad sandwich on sale everywhere!
We've taken full advantage of the theater scene this week! We bought same day tickets to War Horse.
|War Horse theater...it was great being so close.|
|Royal Theater where Charlie was performed|
|My handsome dates for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory|
Tanner seems well adjusted now, with a bit more spring in his step. We've ventured to both Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill, short walks from our house and gorgeous areas.
|Tanner making friends on the tube!|
|Mr. Tanner on the bus|
|He likes the rumble of the tube on his belly!|
Today has been back to grammar school as I've sought to learn the coins! Learning the money is a big part of starting to feel familiar with being in a foreign land and the coins are very confusing!
|Learning the coins...|
We've got our iPhones working nicely with UK sim cards now. One funny little mistake...I texted Doug: Now you have my number. Love you, Jodi so he could just load my number in. Except I wrote his number down wrong and some dude named Jimmy was getting my messages. Whoops. Nothing like a little cyber stalking our first week here! It's all sorted now although I did get a text from Doug yesterday when I went to the park to meet a friend, "How do I know you are not meeting Jimmy?!" He continues to make me laugh.
In other British way of life things: English muffins are just called muffins here.
|Just muffins, tasty too!|
I've only almost been run over once and am adjusting to looking for cars in the correct direction. It's great being in a foreign country but one where your language is spoken, at least most of the time. We've been cleaning and sorting in the house, making it our own and our shipment arrived today so we have more clothing and books and of course, some treats from Bath and Body Works to make it feel like home.
The weather has been quite good thus far. Mild temperatures, a bit of sunshine, of course, some rain but overall not too oppressive. I'm walking a ton more than I was in CA...well over the 10,000 steps on my fitbit and that's mostly from just simply doing life.
We'll attend church this Sunday as "spectators" and begin our public ministry on August 30. We are taking meetings with folks and working at getting set up to function here in the UK. We feel remarkably at home and are really enjoying taking in the English neighborhoods, watching the BBC and figuring out life.
We remain utterly blessed, humbled and honored that we've been given this opportunity and greet each new day with eagerness.