Jan 24, 2008

Life in the Shire

We still don't have Internet at home, sorry for not being able to respond to emails etc! We almost finally have it though! Otherwise life in the Shire is moving along nicely. We are now living in "the Shire of Baulkham Hills", it sounds nice doesn't it? It also sounds like I should be half my length with large knobby feet and have elfish ears. I love it, it makes me laugh. I also enjoy the fact that I could buy both Hot Cross Buns and Mincemeat Pie at my local grocers, true story.

Laine started preschool today which is GREAT for both of us. It is a full day here, I can't believe it. She is just going twice a week but next year when she starts Nursery School she will be going a full day every day. No complaints, but certainly different than home.

Ben is as busy as ever at work, he has traveled on short trips to both Melbourne and the Gold Coast. He was very disappointed not to have the time to catch a game at the Australian Open, but vowed to be front and center there as early as next year.

We have made some great friends, mostly at church. Our ward was fabulous, we got invited to dinner by at least 6 families! We have so far dined with 3 of them this week, that has been so fun for us and we have really enjoyed a break from eating on the floor or standing up. One family even lent us some towels and toys and some bean bags, much appreciated!


James and Heather English said...

It sounds like you are still don't have any furniture! How long until that comes along? I am also way jealous of the ALL DAY preschool!! That is awesome. Your ward sounds so nice. Are you in pretty close proximity to the people in your ward? Can't wait till you get the internet back!! Good luck on the shire! :)

JLR said...

Your life in the shire sounds magical!

Lindsay said...

You have to have hairy feet too (you know, like a hobbit) to live in a shire. I am excited to see pictures.

Melanie Whiting said...

Sounds like you are having fun. It truly sounds like an adventure to live there. I am a little bit jealous. I am so glad the people are so nice that makes a huge difference. Do you have internet yet? I miss your posts!!

Jenni said...

It sounds like things are going well. I bet it is a fun adjustment. I can't wait to see some pictures and hear more about it!

Napier Family said...

Natalie, I miss you so much. I am happy that you are getting along so well. You such a sweet and loving person, who couldnt love you!! Take care and check out our family blog when you can. thenapiers.blogspot.com or my email susannapier@yahoo.com. I sent you an email a couple of weeks ago. Take care girlfriend! Susan

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