Georgie’s First Injury

Tonight parental peace of mind cost a mere $25 (thank you, insurance).

Georgie was playing with plastic bowls and tupperware while I was cooking and…shoot! He tumbled onto the edge of one of the bowls. The tears were immediate, which was alarming, since he rarely really cries. So, I grabbed him and tried to comfort him. I was surprised to find out there was blood, and a lot of it.

He had cut his lip.

So, after a minor freak out, an failed attempt to have him suck on a cold washcloth, a frantic phone call to husband, then to my own mom, we decided to take him to the Urgent Care Center, just in case he needed stitches.

He didn’t. Thank God.

He thought the little field trip was pretty fun. Josh and I felt much better knowing that he was okay.

Is this like hazing into parenthood? If so, I hope there are no repeat rituals.

“THE BOWL” dun. dun. dun.

Didn’t look so bad after we got him cleaned off.

Our first visit to an Urgent Care Center.

This is the Life…in Flagstaff

Well we finally got internet, more than a week later than promised, but we’re connected now.

In the last three weeks we’ve officially relocated to a place where hummingbirds float outside, the altitude makes cookies flat and one beer feel like three, and every time we look north we are staring at postcard worthy mountains.

Flagstaff is like the lesson learned after a time of suffering. By that I’m referring to the drive. It was long, and a lot of desert. Then, just when you start to wonder if you are on a perpetual tour of purgatory, trees appear and the air cools. Josh and I were immediately convinced that we would like it here.

Despite my loathing of the moving process, and thanks to Josh’s helpful parents, we got settled quickly. I think it felt like home within the first few days.

I will post pictures soon. Promise.

This week is Welcome week for students at NAU. So, needless to say, Fall Outreach has begun and our family is going to be busy meeting new students during these next few weeks. In fact, Josh is out right now playing a campus-wide game of Fugitive (which I gather is like Cops and Robbers). This is an effort to introduce students to the Missionaries and student leaders. There will be about two hundred students gathering at the Newman to play.

Wish I could be there, but motherhood calls (aka a glass of wine and a few taped episodes of the Big Bang Theory). Pretty great. Though, I will admit, there will probably be posts soon about the difficulties of adjusting to a less than full time position.

I also promise to give updates on Georgie. Ah. He is the best.

Sending love from Flag.

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(photo credit: arizonaforvisitors.com)