Friday, March 29, 2013

At a Glimpse

We hope you enjoy a glimpse of our week. Most of these photos reflect common activities or scenes in our day-to-day lives here.
Sunday began in typical fashion -- Dunkin Donuts with Paula, Cathy and Sherri. The kids love donuts (of course) and Dayna and I enjoy a toasted bagel sandwich. In this photo, Molly is with our friend Cathy, a CPA and the financial director of our organization here.
This is our Sunday international fellowship. Only foreign passport holders can come.
After lunch, we shopped at Tesco, a British-owned store similar to Wal-Mart. There are several foreign-owned stores in our city: Wal-Mart, Tesco, Carrefour, IKEA and Metro (American, British, French, Swedish and German). As long as you're willing to pay for import prices, most anything is available here ... well, except avocados. We miss avocados.
This is the view as soon as we exit Tesco. There are two Buddhist temples between our home and Tesco, which is a five-minute taxi ride or a 20-minute walk.
This is another view from Tesco. We hailed a taxi with all of our stuff.
We live in the apartments directly behind this well-known restaurant. We use it as a landmark to tell the taxi driver where to take us.
This is what we see when we are walking to the kids' school or to my office.
Our charitable organization is located on the 9th floor.
The kids were so excited to get bunk beds! We are very blessed to have so many friends who help us, whether with translation, transportation or even bed building.
Sweet dreams, Molly and Hudson!
For most of the winter, our apartment has been very warm. However, to save some energy and money, our complex shut off the heaters two weeks earlier than expected. It has been between 15-30 degrees outside, so it's been cold indoors. Thankfully, we have warm blankets! And thankfully, the outdoor temperature should begin to reach the 50s soon.