Monday, May 28, 2012

The Masts are in Kuching! (and we like it here) --QM

Moving Day--Those eight pieces of luggage are all 50 pounds each, and are the sum total of what we brought with our carry-on luggage, which somehow expanded during our flight over. I really felt like an American with my many bags to carry through in the airport! At least the children had lots of books and toys to keep them quiet--they traveled so well.

This picture was taken just before boarding our flight from Singapore to Kuching. After 38 hours in flight or in an airport Ethan and I were feeling like these two were looking. It was so good to get to the hotel!
This is the view from our hotel window. We are staying here for a week, until our temporary housing is available.
Here is part of the lawn of the house we will be staying at for two months. Our temporary housing is such an example of God's provision for is furnished, and is larger (and more affordable) than anything we have lived in since getting married.

My first time driving in Kuching...its a little crazy driving on the left side of the road! This city is chock full of cars; there is no public transportation to speak of, which baffles me because cars are so expensive here.

My Dorie girl checking out our drinks at a street-side cafe. This is the city of a thousands beverages.

Dorie was having a hard time tonight with the food; she started to cry and asked to go to a different restaurant. Then the vendor brought our order of Satay to the table; once she bit into the skewered meat, Dorie couldn't stop grinning and talking about how much she loved the chicken.

Two tired kiddos say goodnight.
I'm feeling the jet-lag, so this post might be a little choppy and unpolished, but I would like to end with some prayer requests.
Praise: Traveling was a good experience.
Praise: Our teammates are such dear and special people, we are so excited to get to know them better and to be a part of this team.
Praise: The housing seems like a little miracle, praise him.

Pray: For a is such a necessity in this city, but I'm feeling a bit of whiplash at the difference in quality and price. We will be looking for a car tomorrow, so this is a fairly urgent request.
Pray: For long-term housing, that we would be led to the right neighborhood.
Thank you and goodnight (as I fairly drop from my chair)!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saying Goodbye in New York--QM

James love puzzles but he loves his Omi even more!

Dorie and her Uncle Samuel--and her Uncle Sam's shades

Trampoline fun! L to R: Omi (Esther), James, Rhoda, Phoebe

Fishing at the family pond

Dorie caught a little trout!