El Mirage, AZ is quite the little town. Dayne says that parts of the town make him feel like he's back on his mission in Jamaica. Pretty sure we are the only Caucasians and members of the church in the entire neighborhood. Although this is something that I've never experienced before, I'm looking forward to this grand adventure. Last week the temperature got up to 113 degrees. To say the least, it's HOT down here! However, the good news is that we are still alive:) Here's the family update:
Dayne: Started PA school this past week. He really likes Midwestern University and is already crazy busy with homework. However, he enjoys learning and really likes his anatomy lab. He got into a little car accident our first week here, but luckily everything turned out okay. He loves all of the authentic Mexican restaurants around town so we have enjoyed a lot of really good food.
Gunner: Hates this heat! However, he likes chasing all of the lizards in our backyard. He loves lizards so much that he brought one inside yesterday. He keeps me company while Dayne is at school and NEVER leaves my side. He enjoys going to the dog park in the evenings when the weather has cooled off (to like 98 degrees haha).
Me: Through a lot of prayer, I passed my nursing boards! Wahoo! However, still sick and throwing up around 10 times a day. Dayne likes to make remarks about me "kneeling down at my porcelain throne" haha. I've been job hunting a little bit though because I can't stand being home alone all day every day with nothing to do. Hopefully I'll start feeling a little bit better so I can work. I've had some requests to post a "preggo" picture. I look terrible, but here's a picture at 21 weeks:
I can tell already that life here will be a definite growing experience. However, Dayne and I are up to the challenge. We have so much to be grateful for including the love and support from our family and friends no matter where we are!