Friday, November 19, 2010

It is official!

A letter to Grandma, is that official enough for you?  We finally have our passports, visas, reservations, everything but our bags packed.  We are moving the contents of the house first.  Our family will stay in our home for a few days after our things are shipped out.  A few of the contents will be left behind to be stored.  The kids have a break from school for five days so we will go visit family and have Thanksgiving with our dog.  We will return to our house and finish one more week of school, stay in a local hotel and fly out on Saturday, December 4.  It is official, we are moving to Delhi, India!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Honoring our Veterans

We are trying to make the waiting part of the adventure right now.  In doing this we are constantly trying to point out the positives to each experience we are able to do here that we would have missed had we left in October or by now.  (It's actually a very healthy approach to life even if one is not moving out of the country.)  We had another chance to do all the Halloween events here.  We had the chance to celebrate great Grandma's ninetieth birthday.  We were here for the NHS induction ceremony.  We had the chance to participate in the school's Veteran's Day flag service.  With a clip, we share the wonderful music from some talented orchestra students led by their fantastic teacher.  Enjoy! And thank you Veterans!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I want to jump...

Recently, I had been corresponding with kid 3's teacher regarding school so when I got the message from my husband I just had to share.  At the end of my reply I asked if she has the opportunity, please whisper into my son's ear that the passports have arrived.  I was told his reply was "I want to jump up and down, but that would just be weird."  That is how we all felt when we finally received the passports, all five.  Now for the visa process, which we are told can be very long...
The popular question, "So when do you leave?" still does not have an answer, thank you for asking.

Monday, November 1, 2010


“Arrrgh!” Could be my cry if I were dressed like a pirate this Halloween night.  I didn’t dress like a pirate and yet I need to scream ARRRGH!  October is gone.  We aren't going in October, pushed to November.  November starts tomorrow, yet remember the passports we applied for back on October 8th?  That is okay if you have forgotten, so has the process.  We are lost in yet another shuffle.  Our passports which are expedited (ask other family members what happens when you just go through the regular passport process, right D?) still have not arrived so we have not even applied for our visas.  Now we're thinking November is going to become December and my excitement is lacking the luster it once had.  Let’s go back to the beginning and pray for health, strength and patience.  While we're at it we can also go back to our original enthusiasm while we hurry up and WAIT!