Thursday, November 27, 2008

3 Weeks! (Actually Less...)

I'm a little late in posting my 3 weeks countdown post.... time is slipping away from me! Today is Thanksgiving and although it's 90 degrees outside and sunny so it doesn't really FEEL like Thanksgiving, we really have a lot to be thankful for. We are happy, healthy, have great friends and family, and have really been blessed with more than anyone could ask for. So, on that note, the number 3 thing I will miss about Grenada is...

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(Grande Anse Beach)
The beaches here are beautiful! I love being able to walk literally 5 minutes down the road to our local beach and borrowing one of the local resort's lounge chairs and just relaxing. I've been tryinig to make it a part of my weekly routine since we've arrived. I love just being able to unwind for an hour or so and soak up the rays. What people spend thousands of dollars trying to find, we have in our own backyard.

The number 3 thing I will NOT miss about Grenada- the HEAT!!! All I do is sweat. I'm so tired of it. The heat has its benefits, but not when you don't have central AC. I'm hot. I'm cranky. You get the point :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

10 months?!

I can't believe my baby boy is 10 months old! The time has gone by so fast and I can't seem to keep up with his aging process! :) He continues to grow and impress me every day and I am so proud of him. So here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure...

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Oh no, he's already figured out the TV!

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Being sneaky and getting in to the pots and pans....

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Caught in the act!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

4 Weeks!!!

I can't believe that in 4 weeks from today, we will be waking up in Washington! It's amazing to think that after 9 months of living here, our time in Grenada is soon coming to a close. I've been reflecting on our time here, and there are some things that I will miss a lot about Grenada, and things I won't miss at all. :) I've decided to make a list, and each week I will update our blog with one of the top 4 things I will miss, and one of the top 4 things I will NOT miss. :)

The number 4 thing I will miss about Grenada is living a simple life. It definitely has its advantages. I wake up every morning knowing exactly what to expect. I can pick one out of my 5 outfits to wear, and nobody cares that it's not stylish, or whatever. It's always hot, so I can wear flip flops every day. In fact, its a rare occurance that you see Todd or I in actual shoes. Jackson wears a short sleeved onsie every day and that's it. He's OK with it, and so am I. We don't have much here, and not a lot of options, but that also means less choices and there's something kind of liberating about that.

The number 4 thing I will NOT miss about Grenada is living a simple life :) OK, it's great and all, but sometimes TOO simple. I am tired of my same 5 outfits, and can't wait to walk through a mall and see all of the pretty shops with their stylish clothes. I can't wait to wake up in the morning and have options. What should we do today? Go to the library? Go to the park? Go to a playgroup for kids Jackson's age? Go visit family? It's going to be so great to be a part of our normal environment again. I can't wait!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Recent Pictures

Not much to report today- Todd's busy studying for more exams this week, Jackson is finally asleep for the night, and I need to get to the dishes, but here are some recent pics of the little J! He's developing his personality more and more every day. :)
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He's such a ham!

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He loves his buddy Ralph!

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Super baby!

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What a smile :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Baby shower extravaganza

I got the priveledge of throwing a monster baby shower for four of my girlfriends here in Grenada! They all looked beautiful and we had such a good time. Pregnancy is such a wonderful and special time and I'm so glad I've been able to share it with these ladies.

Thanks so much Bri and Marca for all of your help. Couldn't have done it without you!

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The four pretty prego ladies outside Marca's house :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Story Time

Yesterday, I heard Jackson talking up a storm, and when I went to see what he was doing, here's what I found..... enjoy!