Sunday, February 11, 2007

Boof sprouted his first tooth yesterday! I had a feeling it would be soon since the poor fella' has been so miserable and fussy the past few days.

Onto another bit of good news...We're moving! In a week or 2 we will be renting a house with a real yard. We are all so excited and can't wait! I've lived in apartments since coming to Mongolia 9 years ago and am soooo ready to get into a place that's on the ground and has a yard so that the kids can run around outside and we can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine!

Here's a list of things I will NOT miss about living in an apartment:
  • having to walk up (and down) 5 flights of stairs with 3 kids, Abi's bobby, a backpack, a laptop, and 4 bags of groceries.
  • noisy neighbors beating each other up next door and scaring the kids
  • stinky smells coming from the 4th floor
  • frozen loogies in the entrance in wintertime
  • entrance smells
  • people knocking on the door asking where number such and such is
At the same time I feel a bit sad leaving this apartment. Abi and Kenny were born here and we have Nate and Abi's heights measured on the doorpost in Kenny's room. Thousands of wonderfully blissful and uplifting memories fill my mind when I think about our 5 years here as a family. It will be difficult to leave but I am looking forward to the experiences my children will gain from having a yard with a garden, 40 black currant bushes, a greenhouse, a playhouse-gazebo and other Missionary children (A Brazilian family working with YWAM lives next door) in close proximity. Nate and Abi are overwhelmed at the thought that they will be able to go out and play whenever they want. They're not able to do that now because of the busy street and strange neighbors.

Anyway, here is a picture of the house! I'll post pictures of the interior once we move in. We're taking care of some repair work but should be done in a few days.

I'd better sign off for now. I had a little "accident" tonight. I was brushing the kids' teeth and went to put something back on the bathroom shelf when the index finger of my right hand slightly brushed against my make-up basket. When it did, a piece of the wicker (or whatever you call it) went under my nail all the way up to the cuticle. Go ahead and shudder... It hurts like crazy now and it's throbbing. Makes it hard to type!


Gombojav said...

Congratulations on the big move! I know how excited you must be!

amanda said...

i can't wait to see more pix of the house. i am so excited for you. i wish i could be there to help you move everything and get settled in. i'll be praying big time in the next few weeks!

Zach said...

Excited to hear you are moving!! Looks like it is going to be a great place to be. Where in Darkhan is it located??

Melanie said...

Hey, Zach, the house is out in the direction of the Woman's Palace, behind the Techinical University. It's quiet without being too isolated.

Someone asked if it had indoor plumbing and I'm happy to say it does! No outhouse, yay!