I went to Rexburg this week and rented a place in Mesa Falls Apartments. Nothing I saw compared to it just because it was a new apartment and I just loved it. If I end up staying in Rexburg a while I may buy a house, but for now this will have to do.
While I was in Rexburg I stayed with Br. and Sister Keller. They were in Jerusalem years ago. They were so nice and took me around and showed me the area. Sister Keller made me German pancakes and they were just heavenly. I'll have to try to make them, they are so easy to make. Here are some pictures
They raise Elk (and these don't have horns) as we saw on the way to Sugar city.
I actually considered living in Sugar city. It is so much like Beit Sahour. It is a very small town. Sister Keller knows everyone there. I bought a bedroom set from a guy there and didn't have to do much except tell him I was with her. He was fine with us paying later (he didn't take cards!).
I am just trying to shop for furniture and getting it all set up. I'll move in on the 6th of March. The hardest thing to buy will be the mattress. I still have problems with my hip and from what I read online I should probably get a foam mattress to decrease pressure on my hip. I guess we will see what I find.
My nephew got married yesterday and I missed the wedding. It is sad, but I was able to see pictures and videos and that helped. I love technology.
My friend Jennifer had her baby. Here is Eliana Sahar Pond. She's cute! She may have to answer a lot of questions about her middle name when she grows up =)
I wish we could all be as innocent as a child. Children are generally happy and don't worry too much about a lot of things we worry about. I heard about a study that indicated that we get more and more unhappy as we grow older. I hope we can all choose to be happy and content in whatever circumstance we are in. When I lived in Zababdeh I didn't have a fridge, and didn't have hot water. I had to heat water in a small pot so I can shower. I had a rat who entered my place every night and had large cockroaches everywhere. But, after a while I managed to be content and happy.
Sometimes we forget to be grateful for what we DO have and focus on the negative things. I feel so blessed right now. I can't thank Heavenly Father enough. He has been with me every step of the way. The path to happiness is easy...Happiness comes as we follow the Savior Jesus Christ and walk as He walked. Because if I ask you "Was the Savior happy?" you would say 'of course'. But, He was rejected, persecuted, spit upon, tortured and crucified. If He can be happy, so can we, but only if we follow Him.