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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Settling In

We have gotten everything unpacked and we are starting to get settled.  Madison and Kyler are adjusting very well to the time difference.  Kendi keeps falling asleep in the evening wherever she is.  We have an hilarious video of her falling asleep while eating a cinnamon roll, but we can't get it to upload.  Hopefully we can get it posted here.

Isabel has her days and nights messed up.  She naps very well during the day but is up every 2-3 hours at night and is very restless and fussy.  She is up more now than she was as a newborn.  That makes adjusting to the time difference pretty difficult for Lincoln and I!

We have had a TON of rain.  It has rained every day and night since we arrived.  I had to wade across the property today in order to get to the laundry room.  The water was up to my calves in places.

Tomorrow Lincoln and my dad are going to Pretoria to try to find a car for us.  We are using a car that is also being used by several other people, so scheduling to use it when we need it is a bit of a challenge.  But we are thankful that there is a vehicle we can use until we get our own.

On Thursday we are taking my dad to Pilanesberg, a game reserve that is near Rustenburg.  Finally he gets to do a little sightseeing!  So far he has seen the inside of our disorganized house, and the grocery store.  It will be fun to be able to take him on safari.

We are gradually getting back to work here at the shelter.  We are so ready and excited to see what God has in store for us!

Right now we don't have internet access in our house.  We have to sit on one of our neighbors' front porches in order to get a connection (thanks Jeff & Abby and David & Janis!)  So, we probably won't be updating our blog very often until we are able to get connected in our house.


1 comment:

  1. Prayers for the days and nights adjusting for you all.

    You do know that you'll have to come and play on the International Forum again don't you?? :)