8.27.2009

the journey

Well we made it!

That was a huge accomplishment for me. I know feel like I can move mountains after traveling 24 + hours with two kids. The kids did amazing and exceeded every expectation I had (my expectations included screaming kids for 24 + hours).

We arrived on Monday and have been trying to settle in and adjust to our new home. It is a little different to say the least but we are slowly taking it in...baby steps!

My friend Sam has been my travel buddy aka guardian angel, aka life saver, aka Jacks new best buddy! I could not have done it without her and I would hate to see what would have happened if I would not have had help...i'm invisioning world war 3 but possibly bloodier.

A little about my new home. Its hot, it's humid, its total chaos. But its also beautiful, the people are AMAZINGLY nice, and there is culture to be seen around every corner. I think it is going to be this constant balance struggle of me loving it and not so much loving it at the same time.

Our little Jane is a celebrity. I expect to see her face plastered all over Asian Facebook very soon. Everyone wants to kiss, hold, and take her picture. Jack on the other hand always has a grumpy face so they usually go for jolly miss jane!

Here are a few pics. I have been so bad about taking them but I promise I will get better.

Jack feeding Zumbo the elephant. Literally a dream come true for this boy.

Riding the elephant!






The royal palace gates




National muesem


A very common occurance. People clamering all over the babies. Can you say hand sanitizer!
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7 comments:

The Lybrook Family... said...

Wow! What a new life journey you and your family have begun! Good luck to you:) Your kiddos are just the most adorable!

Lance and Em said...

Hurray!!!! I have been hoping things were going well. Glad you made it safe... we miss you like crazy!!!

Brittney said...

Hey! Keep in touch for sure! brittneyfreed@gmail.com I miss you already, and I never really saw you before :)

Barnhisel Blog said...

You are amazing. I've been worried about you. Glad you all made it! Sean is super jealous that Jack is RIDING an elephant. That must have been worth the whole trip. We miss you already. I think Randy is in Dan withdraw. Hope we see you soon.
Melissa

Adam and Cami said...

We are so glad you got there safe! All is well in Draper. Tell Dan to get on MSN messenger or Skype. Keep in touch and we will talk with you soon. Enjoy the new life and adventures. Take care and let us know what we can help out with from our end!
We love you guys.
Adam & Cami

Kaesy said...

How amazing! You're so lucky!

Natalie said...

I MISS YOU! I keep reaching for the phone to call you...then I think..."WAIT A MINUTE- SHE'S IN CAMBODIA!"
How are you? Love the elephant pics! You definitely have an adventure ahead of you. So when are we coming to visit?