Monday, August 11, 2008

Here we are

I've been trying to figure out what to say. We're here. Obviously. If the photos posted correctly, there may be some shots of the beautiful park just three blocks from our house. I was there yesterday with the kids after a family trip to the library to get our cards. The kids are making sure that I speak to people, because Graham found a friend at the library. He joined a little boy named Van in reading a story about "Tippers" -- what we in the States call dump trucks.

We've been really blessed the last couple of days. We made it to church with ample time yesterday & received a much warmer welcome than I ever would have anticipated. Lots of people said "Hi" and I was asked by more than one person why they already know me -- or who I look like that they should know. My mother-in-law says I sometimes resemble someone noteworthy (anybody want to take a guess?) and so I told everyone to let me know when they figure out why they think I look familiar. We'll see if Jeanne's theory holds true.

Anyway, not only were we warmly welcomed, but we got adopted. An amazingly warm family invited us to lunch. It turns out that the Bowles-Taylor family live about a five minute walk from us, so they not only had us over for lunch and a couple hours visit, but they also walked us home and their 10-year old stayed to play for a while. Our fears about being isolated were short lived. Cami already has a friend -- as do I.

So, because the park is so close our friends also went to the park with us. I like having friends. And, for those of you who are reading this, we miss you, too.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that you are already settling in well, but not at all surprised to hear that you were warmly welcomed. TAfter all, the Brits are known for their good sense.

Tricia said...

I'm so happy you guys have found a great niche. And, I'm very proud you already have library cards. :)

Marie said...

Oh Starr, I am so glad to hear that you are settling in well and making some friends! How wonderful! I think Northerners are a very friendly and warm lot of people! Mind you, I have found people in the church to be very friendly and welcoming no matter where I have gone!

Kristin said...

That is wonderful - Starr. Proximity to friends is not all important, but it is pretty imporatant, huh? The way you felt at your ward is the way i felt at East Brunswick. BTW, what famous noteworthy have you been told you look like? I get Joanie from Happy Days a lot.