2 weeks ago we started language learning. 2 hours/day each weekday. The week before last was GREAT. Then last week I added in homeschooling Z, and John started working more, and I didn't do so great. Man, I'm being stretched. I'd really appreciate your prayers...for me to know what God wants our days to look like, what homeschool should look like for our family this year (it's certainly not turning out to be my creative/artistic dream!!), for energy, that I'll learn how to give grace to myself, that I'll cling to Truth when I'm overwhelmed!! I'm trusting that times of pruning are a grace from God and will reveal beauty in the end.
We've had some house repairs that were needed...some pipes needed fixing, some rotted cabinets, a broken fridge. But now everything is working! We're in our house. I'm hoping to take pictures or a video and give you a tour soon.
We had our first doctor appointment here last week. Our doctor does an ultrasound at every appointment, and he saw that this little baby we're expecting is a GIRL!! Here she is...isn't she a beauty?!?
There are so many things here that don't feel normal yet. Like a donkey in our street (that was a fun one!), trying to communicate, taking taxis everywhere we want to go (we can't buy a car until we have our residency), and so much more!
Homeschooling DEFINITELY doesn't feel normal. Doesn't this picture look so sweet and amazing? That's the crazy thing about blogs, I think. You can take a snapshot and make your house, life, parenting look perfect. This was a super sweet moment. But we haven't found our groove AT ALL, and we're trying to figure out what to do so that we can all THRIVE in this season of transition!
I'm thankful for friends here. A friend who works for the same company we do gave me these sweet flowers the other day. I can't imagine being here alone! Those friends have helped us in a million ways to get settled.
We're also trying to keep things normal in other ways, too.
A date night!!
Cooking together (chocolate chip pancakes)
Family game night
Making Mimi's FAMOUS biscuits
Well, I'll try (no promises) to do better at blogging. In the next few days I'm hoping to show you some AMAZING pictures of a camping trip we went on. And a glimpse of our street. And a peak at language learning. Thank you for praying for us and encouraging us in these first weeks in a new country!!