Wednesday, July 22, 2009

on our way

A furious game of Dutch Blitz with Judy










Fourth of July fun!


Michael and Kevin in water balloon wars

Packing our suitcases for the trip - using Space Savers, a gift from thoughtful friends!

Wednesday, July 8th
Saying goodbye at the Seattle airport

Some snacks and books from Grandma and individual movie screens helped pass the 11 hours of flight time.

During our orientation in Manila with our guide at Fort Santiago, learning some of the Filipino history.















After a stop in Seoul, Korea, we arrived in Manila at 1 A.M. on Friday, July 10th. Here's a jeepney full of coconuts

















Most of our luggage - we traveled with 10 checked bags and 5 carry ons









We're here! We arrived in Davao on Friday, July the 17th.

Elise does some drills in the soccer clinic she and Amy are involved in each morning this week at the school adjacent to the guesthouse.

Amy poses by some Bird of Paradise flowers.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Blog! I'm looking forward to meeting you all in person soon!

Kay said...
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Kay said...

What an adventure! Can't wait to hear & see more from you. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for starting the blog! Please know that
you are getting major hugs right now from the girls and I~Ashleigh was the first to discover
the pictures and was very excited~May God
bless you all

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures! Can't help noticing that Michael is growing up. We're thrilled that the kids seem to be having such fun. Great that Amy and Elise are playing Soccer. That may be the one language that needs no translation. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Thank you for brighteneing our day with this blog.
Love always,
The Wades

Julia Brinkerhoff said...

Enjoyed reading about your journey thus far! Simeon says "hi"...crawling and climbing all over the place!:) Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're there safely! The blog is a great idea... we look forward to keeping informed and will be praying for you all.
--Steve and Susie Campbell

Anonymous said...

What a great blog! Thanks for doing it. We will check it frequently. Our prayers are with you. Hank n Jane

NEMOgal said...

Glad you have arrived safely and are settling into your new home. Girls...soccer's okay, but how about basketball? Don't forget the stuff I taught you! I never had as much fun coaching anyone as Amy and Elise and my Laura! I know many lives will be touched in the Philipines because your family is there. Blessings and prayers to you all, Christine Wallace

Rosalie said...

Love your blog! I'm looking forward to more pictures and hearing about life in Davao. Love you all, Rosalie

Anonymous said...

So good to see your pictures. Looks like you had a great trip as you changed locations. The Brown family just returned from 3 days at Disneyworld and we had almost as much luggage as ya'll. How did you ever decide what to pack?! Glad to know that you have arrived safe and sound and that you are getting settled.
Love from all of the IPC Browns

Anonymous said...

Clear Water to snorkel in!! Georgians with our brackish water are so envious! You look great and looks like having a wonderful time! We love you and miss you so much.