Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cheerio Mates!

After months of anticipation we're finally here in London! We're staying in a flat downtown for 2 weeks while we look for a permanent place. I feel like we've walked about 50 miles in our first few days here. I'm usually exhausted and completely spent by 2 or 3 in the afternoon, but luckily I'm married to Mr. Positive so he keeps me going all day. I love being here with Ty, everything is "SO awesome" and "so incredible". I'm not as comfortable in this city yet, it's so massive I just can't imagine fitting in here. But I know I will grow to love it more and more everyday, especially once we our settled in and can get into a routine.

I was thinking that 2 weeks was going to be plently of time to find a place to live, but now I'm not so sure. We think we've narrowed it down to either live in Islington or Hamstead Heath. There is so much diversity here. We had an awesome experience at church today. Church was held in an elementary school in downtown London. There were only about 80 members, 70 of which were African immigrants. I had a hard time before trying to understand British accents, but throw in an African accent as well and I felt like they were speaking a completely different language. Many of the women in the ward were wearing traditional African clothes and headdresses, it was so cool to be there. Unfortunately we don't think that we'll be in this ward permanently!

We hope to see you all soon! Let us know when you're coming for a visit, we have blow up mattresses all ready for you! I'll post pictures of our flat as soon as we move in.


The London Bridge
Our first dinner here
We love the market at Portobello Road! I don't know who this random guy is, I just liked the sign
In front of the Marble Arch by Hyde Park
Ty in front of the building he's going to work in at Bishopsgate

13 comments:

Nanette said...

EMily, I miss you already!!!
Is that a blue sky that I see??

Your place looks so amazing! Why don't you just rent that while you're there. London isn't that expensive is it??

I can't wait to come visit you!!!!!

Maxfield Family said...

Have you seen abbey road yet?

Karen said...

How FUN! It looks cold there though! Altough we had our first snow the last two days here. Good Luck on finding a place to live! That sounds hectic with only 2 weeks to me! :)

Marnae said...

Hooray you are safe and alive. It must be a pretty overwhelming task trying to get everything in normal mode. I hope you know I love you guys and you are in our prayers.
P.S. I will get the "Negative comments only" blog up and running if you need a place on-line to let it all out.

Jared & Jen Christensen said...

We miss you already. We're seriously thinking about heading your way for our annual summer trip. We've done the tropical beach thing quite a few times, we're thinking we need something different this year. Keep us updated!

Matt and Nat Family said...

How beautiful, I love all the pigeons and the london bridge. How exciting for you to start this journey in a new big city. We for sure need to come and see you,cohen says he wants to travel..and we love new adventures! good luck finding your flat and ty good luck on your first day at work...

Eric, Maere & Max said...

I am glad you guys made it there safely. Good luck on finding a place, love ya!

Nicole said...

Good luck finding a place! Yeah, the place you're at does look nice!

Sarah said...

em- so happy you posted. it looks beautiful there! have a wonderful few weeks and good luck finding the right place.

Caitlin B. said...

Em! I was so excited to see your pics and that you are there safe and sound!!! That is so crazy that you are there!

That is a sweet flat that you are eating in, who's is that? Em I miss you girl and seriously can't wait to come see you. Last night at TNT Cait and I were seriously talking about when we are coming and when we are going to quit our jobs!! I love you EM! So has Ty started work?

Dave and Miranda said...

Em, Yay! It looks amazing! I hope to see you there soon, too. Oh and by the way, I've tagged you! The rules are you post 6 things about yourself that people may not know. And then "Tag" six friends. You can see on our blog kind of how it goes.

Cheers!

Miranda

Seth and Heidi said...

I'm jealous of you guys! We were there this summer and loved it. I hope you can find a place soon!

Larson Family said...

Emily! This is Suzy. That was our ward, the Whitechapel ward. It was very interesting and a great experience. What are you doing there?