Our new city is called the “Green Island.” No, it’s not an island. No, I don’t get it either. But it is green and we really like that part of our new home. We get a sea view when it’s not obscured by fog, lots and lots of walking paths and lots of opportunities to enjoy new adventures as a family.
This is our apartment complex. Lots of paths for the kids to run on and a beautiful walk along the sea just outside our gate!
This was unfortunately my first homemade dinner after we settled in. Import pasta, pricey cheese and a whole chicken landed on the floor when the bowl slipped out of my hands. Wawa. We had been fed well by our new foreign friends in the days leading up to the dropped-dinner incident, so we weren’t hurting for a meal, but it wasn’t my favorite part of our first week!
There are lots of other little girls here amongst the families we spend time with. Nora has already been blessed with three bags full of hand-me-downs and each time she has tried on everything that interested her before we got all of the clothes put away.
We debated about sending Jonathan to pre-school before we moved here. Tuition is a part of our benefits package, many other kids his age attend and he is super active. So as hard as it was to send him off to school three days a week, we have been so glad for this opportunity. He LOVES school and is making friends quickly. He gets to learn Chinese, run around like he needs to do and interact creatively with others. And did I mention that he loves it?
Nora and Jonathan have been able continue some favorite activities…like grocery shopping with the cool car carts.
Our days are full. Chris gets on his bus at 6:20 and gets home around 4:45. J is at school three days a week from 8-3 and Nora and I buy groceries every day…but more on that and other kitchen adventures later. We love our Green Island home and are grateful the Lord put us here!