Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Arrival in USA

We made it!  We are in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (or "America" as the kids call it).  We are starting to come out of the jet lag fog.  The busyness forces us to stay awake during the late afternoons and the early sunrise aids our awakening at 6am. 

We've been running errands like crazy.  The kids each have a well-child check-up at the doctors this week.  They also went to the eye doctor yesterday for a thorough check-up.  Matthew definitely needs glasses and they are rushing them so they will be ready before we leave on our vacation.  Abigail also needs glasses for astigmatism in her left eye.  Her vision is actually perfect in her right eye and accommodates for the left eye but she often complains “my eyes are sleepy” which equals “eye fatigue”.  She only needs to use her glasses for reading and she’s likely to outgrow this by age 11 or 12.  They picked out frames and we’ll send pictures when they have them! 

George is in Timothy Leadership Training all week.  On Saturday we leave on our 20 hour trip to South Dakota and then on to North Dakota (another 7 hours) for vacation with my sister and family.  We are all ready for some "down time". 

World Missions provides housing for their missionaries on home service.  There are 4 duplexes all together.  We are in 2955.  Here are pictures of our "home" for the year.
Driveway with 3 of the duplexes - ours is on the far right
Our half - 2955
Playground between two of the duplexes
Living room

Watching TV in the living room


Elizabeth and Matthew share upstairs bedroom

Our bedroom
Upstairs bathroom

Abigail gets her own bedroom downstairs

Downstairs family room - or should I say golf closet
Office for George to work in

Laundry room

Downstairs bathroom
Sunday we were invited down to a family's house on a lake.  It was a very good afternoon of relaxation and swimming!

Pleasant Lake


Abigail spent most of the time in the paddle boat

Jumping from the dock

Finding shade under the porch


  1. Looks like you're having a blast so far! Is the place you are staying the same place we saw you when we visited you in MI one fall!?!?

  2. Glad to see that you made in MI safely!

  3. You seem to be settled in well. Glad for you))

  4. The report was read by all our family. We really enjoyed it. Happy for you!