Saturday, October 9, 2010


We've arrived in the Kingdom.
Well, about four days ago we technically arrived.

We still don't have Internet at the house so I'm using the computer at a friends house to do a little updating. So this also means, no pictures just yet.
Things have been ok. Not great, not totally bad, just ok. I suppose they will get better, and we know they will in time. So for now we are hunkering down and trying to get a lay of the land, figure out our new life here and what that means for our family.

We have been really fortunate to meet a few wonderful families here that have had us over for dinner and helped us get around town for some grocery shopping and such. That has been heaven sent in every way possible. Going into their homes and being surrounded by things from the US, makes you feel less homesick and less like you are on the other side of the world. It's comforting and makes me realize that once our shipment arrives in a few months our home will feel more like a "home."

Today is Mike's first official day at work. (The weekends are Thursday and Friday here- we go to church on Friday and start the work week Saturday.) Carter also started preschool this morning. So this morning it is Owen and I catching up on emails and chasing our friends dog around the house.

Perhaps the most exciting news is about Owen, seems that our almost two year old is a big talker now. We joked that he might have received a gift of tongues on our international move. He's like a parrot and can repeat almost everything we say. It's clear and his vocab. has exploded. He also has the MOST adorable little voice, I may have fallen in love with him all over again.

So much more to write and update. Soon. Just waiting for the Internet at our home and then I'll get updating. I'm hoping once we have that I'll start to feel more connected and less like I've been dropped off the face of the world.

Love you all and miss you terribly.
hugs, A


lynette said...

so good to know you survived the flight and that you are beginning to settle in. and, how cute that owen has begun to talk all of the sudden!so sweet!

once you're a little more settled, you'll have to do a q&a post. i know we all want to know what life is like in SA!

The Youngblood Family said...

i'm glad you guys made it safely. I can't wait to see pics of your new adventure. :)