We’ve Arrived!

We made it in on Sunday.  It was a long trip with three flights and 30 bags but we survived.  We had several minor issues come up but HE worked them out beautifully.  On Wednesday, our house FINALLY closed!  We are so relieved and thankful that we are now free from commitments back home.  Today is Thursday of our first week and I think we are almost over the jet lag.  So far, we have met our small team, unpacked, eaten out, cooked from scratch, grocery shopped (which isn’t easy), ridden 2 kinds of buses, the subway, and walked what feels like a 1000 miles up hill.  It has all been good and we are so excited to be here.  We are starting our language school tomorrow. Thom and I are in the same class and the kids will have a lady come to the apartment and watch them.  She doesn’t speak any English so I know there will be an adjustment period for all of us.

Today we were sitting down with the kids talking about all that has happened and explaining what they can expect for the next several weeks.  During our discussion, L who just turned 6 said, “are we on the field now or are we going to be on the field later?”  We laughed and realized that no matter how hard you try to help your kids adjust, sometimes it is just confusing.  She has been through a lot in the last 6 months and I guess she isn’t as clear on what is going on as we had thought.

Please remember to lift us up as we try and get adjusted to our new life.  We haven’t met many people yet but that will take time because we can’t talk to anyone yet.  We are looking forward to the adventures ahead of us.  Thanks for reading this.  We’ll keep you posted.

Published in: on July 3, 2010 at 2:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hello world!

Welcome to our Blog.  This is where we will discuss the goings on in our life as we journey from our normal little American dream lives to the heart of Central Asia.   Over the course of the last two years we have endured the probes of “The Company”, sold our home, given away or sold all our stuff, and are now saying our goodbyes in Alabama.  We are trying to pack up all the stuff that we can take with us (only what we can check on the plane).  And, in April we head to RVA for 2 months of orientation.  So, stay tuned as we will keep you up to date on what we are doing, and where we are at.  This blog will not list our names, or our country so we  can be honest and straight forward about how we are feeling, and what we are doing, so please be conscience of that in any comments that you may make.

Published in: on March 2, 2010 at 8:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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