We know you all have been anxious to see some pictures so here they are!!!
(Remember, you can click on the pictures to make them bigger if you want!)
|Carrying 20 boxes out of the U-Haul and into the airport is not a small task. Good thing my hubby has strong muscles (and a strong dad to help!).|
|All of our luggage ready to be checked in!|
|The little Zai man was excited about his first international flight!|
|Having a snack...he wasn't sure if he was going to be able to eat on that big noisy airplane thing.|
|One last walk with Poppy.|
|Last family picture in the U.S.! About to board our plane.|
|Isaiah slept the entire first flight....and woke up with a crazy hairdo!|
|He was such a good traveller. We were so proud of him. He seriously was amazing!|
|Some friends of our who live in London picked us up and we spent our 10 hour layover with them. It was Martin's birthday!|
|The Durham family... London's finest! It was so great to see them!|
|This is the first day we arrived in Kampala. Isaiah was so exhausted he just passed out on our bed and didn't move a muscle!|
|He was so tired yet still such a good boy the first day.|
|At breakfast the next morning Isaiah was fascinated watching the workers build.|
|The view from our guesthouse.|
|Isaiah loves this dog. Her name is Mimi! He's leaning in for a kiss here.|
|"Ewww mom, she licked me!"|
|Leaning in for another kiss.|
|"Oh man! She licked me again!"|
|So....Isaiah has started making super silly faces whenever we say, "Isaiah, Smile!" Apparently, this is his "smile." We're going have to work on it....|
|"Ok, Isaiah, smile again!" Oh dear....|
|And...one more time!|
|The guesthouse we are staying in until we find a place to live.|
|Driving our new car for the first time. Good thing Drew is a GREAT driver. The roads here are small, there's lots of traffic, and they drive on the left side of the road!|
|This was quite the road. We weren't sure we'd make it back up!|
|We are using our map alot! It's going to take us a while to learn our way around here.|
|Traffic comes from all directions!|
|Notice the cows in front of the gas station...|
|I love this little man. He can sleep through anything...even crazy traffic.|
|Not so much for me....Haha!|
|Such a sweet boy.|
|The view from one of the houses we looked at to rent.|
|"Isaiah, smile." Looks like he's getting the hang of this. We're improving! =)|
|Our new vehicle! A Toyota Rav 4. A HUGE thank you to those of you who contributed towards our car fund. We raised enough money to purchase this great car which will be a wonderful help to us during our time here.|
Well, we know you mainly wanted to see pictures but we'll post a small update as well. =)
Things have been going so well since we arrived! Isaiah has adjusted extremely well. From the first night we were here he slept his normal 12-13 hours straight through the night and a 2 hour nap during the day. Praise the Lord! None of us really had any trouble with jetlag- we have all taken the time change (7 hours ahead) very well.
Another praise is that we were able to purchase our car the day after we arrived. We got a wonderful deal on a great car and it was such a blessing to get wheels so soon after arriving. It has really helped us do many things since we have been here. Thank you to those of you who gave so that we could afford this vehicle! We are so grateful!
Drew has been able to meet several of the people from IJM already. We are hoping to visit the field office tomorrow so Isaiah and I can meet everyone. We are so excited to be a part of this great team and begin doing the work God has called us to.
Next on our to-do list is to find a place to live. We have looked at many houses and apartments. Now, we just need to figure out which one would be the best setup for us. We feel like we're on House Hunters International! =)
Thank you for all your love, support, and prayers! We will update again soon!