Sunday, February 28, 2010

Only On Guam


Today marks the 6th month anniversary of our arrival in Guam.  I can't believe how quickly time has gone by.  I mean there have been some days/weeks that I thought would never end, but overall it feels like we just got here yesterday.  Hopefully, the next 30 months (I think I like the sound of 2 1/2 years better) will go by as fast and be as pleasantly surprising as the first 6 months.

Almost daily, we have OOG moments.  OOG is short for, "only on Guam", it's a term we transplants use frequently to describe something that would probably happen only on Guam.  For instance tsunami warnings (which thankfully turned out to be a non-event), the inability to procure fresh chicken, a fondness for misspelled signs, really bad drivers, seeing no fewer than 6 people you know waiting for the same plane to arrive at the airport, an abundance of rainbows, amazing sunsets, feeling almost like you were on permanent vacation if not for reality creeping in on a daily basis.  It can be frustrating and challenging living here and it will always be far from family and friends, but it's probably one of the most unique places we will ever live.  And contrary to what some of my posts may indicate, I really do try and make the most out of our time here and remember that even on the really bad days, I'm more than likely going to get  a good story out of it at some point.

Here are some pics from a recent family photo shoot we had with one of Don's co-workers at Gun Beach.  We keep getting blessed by knowing budding photogs who need subjects to practice on...

The photo collage was made at Photovisi.com, a free on-line collage making website.

5 comments:

Stacey said...

Think of it this way, you are already 1/6 of the way through your time there!

Terrell said...

Stacey- I like the way you think!

Amy Ray said...

TAlk about cute pictures!!!!

frosty said...

awesome post! that was so great running into you last night, sorry about the introductions, i'm lousy at etiquette stuff like that. you wanna try to go to the beach sometime this week? maybe the beach in tumon?

Terrell said...

Thanks Amy R.

Amy S.- YES to the beach- for sure!! I am going through withdrawal :) I also found another fabric store this morning that I want to check out sometime this week, maybe we could go there on way to beach. I also got all excited because I thought I found that ballet studio you and Jeff couldn't find, but then I realized it wasn't the one you had been looking for :( Don may be heading to Chile this week, if so I will be up for getting out and about more than usual.

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