Category Archives: Leaving the States

Gracias

by Nicole Growing up, our family had a housekeeper/nanny from Mexico. When she moved in, she didn’t know a single word of English. She was an important part of our childhood and has had a lot of influence in who … Continue reading

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“Are you stressed out? It sounds like things have been really hard.”

We have gotten this question a lot this week from many of you back in the US of A. I guess the first two blogs last week gave the impression that we were freaking out or completely overwhelmed. That is … Continue reading

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What day is it?

We arrived in the UAE August 5th. Somehow, today is September 9. Especially before James had a regular work schedule, it was like we were in a casino or an airplane, with no idea what day or time it was … Continue reading

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Starting Over

Things you cannot possibly understand you will have to do when you start over in another country: Find things to sleep on and sit on. Find things to cook on, keep food in, and wash clothes with. Get these things … Continue reading

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Jet Lag

We have received several questions on how we are doing with jet lag, sleep, baby, etc. Here are our answers: Nicole: While JT and I were traveling around the week and a half before we left, he hardly slept, so I … Continue reading

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Second Day

Our second day was Sunday. Here, that is the first day of the work week, and the first day of James’s orientation.  Goals for the second day: Get up in time for free breakfast. check. see photo below. Eat only … Continue reading

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First Day

Goals for our first full day (Saturday): Get up in time for the free breakfast. NOPE. jet lag won on this one. Exchange some $ for Dirhams. check. Eat lunch. check. unpack stuff  trash hotel room with baby accessories. check. … Continue reading

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