Hardest Thing

The hardest thing about moving (so far) has been our kids not being on their normal sleep schedule.  That has made for tired, grumpy, whiny, kids!  Naps went well today and the kids actually stayed up past 6 pm tonight, so we are praying for a full night’s sleep!  Maybe our second week here will…

Grocery Shopping (Part 2)

After visiting the 2 stores the other day, we went to the local market.  It was so great!  Fruits and veggies here are way cheaper than the things at the grocery store.  It seems so backwards, since in the US fruits and veggies are more expensive.  So I guess we will be eating more fruits…

Driver’s License

Today I got my driver’s license. As you might be able to tell from the picture I could have made my own with a printer and laminator and saved 90 Kina. But it probably would have been an obvious fake since I would have tried to get the lines straight and all the information inside…

Grocery Shopping (Part 1)

On Saturday we went shopping in town with the couple who has been showing us around and the other new family who arrived about 2 weeks before us.  We went to 2 stores and the market, but I’ll save the market pics for a later post. The first store we went to was called Papindos.…

Old Friends

Yesterday* we got to eat lunch with some friends of ours from our time in Missouri. They live here on the base full time because Mike is a pilot who flies people and supplies in and out of “bush” locations (in an helicopter.) Here we are enjoying a delicious meal: And here is their view…

Tour of our Home

Welcome to our home! Here’s the door: Here’s what is to your right as you walk in: And to the left: Here’s another view of the kitchen: And another view of the den: Here’s a close up of that contraption on our kitchen counter.  It’s our water filter. Eating one of our 4 am b-fasts:…

The Flight(s)

We started our “adventure” by waking up at 3:30am on Monday. The picture below was taken by Harry as he dropped us off at GSP with our seven bags + one double-jogging-stroller to check and four carry-on bags + 4 “personal items” and a car seat. It was hard to tell the difference between carry-on…