Thursday, May 29, 2008

The 124th good thing about Lagos: a family member came to visit us!

Well, last night we said goodby to our son, Jordan, who was here to visit for 2 1/2 weeks. It was so great to have him here and to now have someone else in the family who can more easily relate to our experience here. He kept saying he really enjoyed being here. I would ask him if he was bored, as there really isn't a great variety of stuff to do here, but he continued to insist that he was fine.

This picture is of him at Lekki Market with our driver, Sunday (no, we weren't shopping on Sunday, that is our driver's name).
We had a few social outings, and a few cultural outings, and he made himself very useful helping his dad out with some projects at the office, but he also had time to sleep in and watch movies and read and get some things done on the computer. I think some down time was probably just what he needed after a busy college semester and before a challenging summer internship. He enjoyed choosing a mask at Lekki market from the many options available, to add to his already interesting mask collection. He learned how to play Lagos Hand and Foot canasta and we took home money both weeks he was there -- the first week I won the "big money", and the second week he lost and took home the consolation prize. I'm hoping his trip home is less eventful than his trip here and he is able to make all his connections. It's a long, tiring trip, but we are so glad he was able to make it! We love you, Jordan!

5 comments:

Lindsay, Steve and Spencer: said...

Im so glad Jordan got to visit you guys too-- that probably was a really cool experience, and I'm sure he really did enjoy it.

Brian, Laura, & Felix said...

I happened to stumble across your blog looking for information about pianos in Lagos, Nigeria.

We actually have two things in common: I am LDS and love pianos (I work for Steinway & Sons in NYC). I'd like to get your help resolving a question for a customer in Lagos if you wouldn't mind. Thanks.

Brian

Carolee said...

Brian - I'm not sure if I should respond here or send a note to your blog -- but I'm happy to help if I can. You can email me at caroleew at byu dot net.

MOM THE BOMB said...

Hi Carolee! It looks like you're enjoying Lagos. I can't believe Jordan. It seems like just yesterday he was in my Primary class. I finally joined Mike in Mexico City, and we're having lots of fun there. We plan to stay until we're fired, retired, or dead, whichever comes first.
Susan Reed

Anonymous said...

My family and I are moving to Lagos in a matter of months(work), and was checking the LDS presence there. Looking forward to reading up on it from your perspective. Maybe see you in Sacrament soon...

david