When we first got here 8 years ago, our first home was a 12' by 12' room with a small bathroom attached to the back. It was very small and warm, but it did the job - we were forced to get out and make acquaintances and learn the language. With each passing move, and with each additional child, the homes have become larger.
Our new home has 4 rooms. A bedroom for us, for the kids, and for the baby. We also have a beautiful kitchen complete with cabinets (what a novelty!). In the small backyard the previous renter (also a Westerner) built a two story play area with a slide and three swings! We can look out the kitchen window and see them happily running around. We've also been blessed with a small office off the back of our bedroom. When the door is shut you cannot hear the kids playing - of course, they can still come in the room, but it's a good start. :)
We are looking forward to this next season of life overseas because of the wonderful provision of this home.
|The front of our house|
|Side of the backyard with Mama's great helper|
|The dining area with one of the bedroom doors behind us|
|Living room with the door to the backyard behind that cute guitarist|
|Backyard during our Easter egg hunt|
|Abi in the play set looking for eggs|
|The kids sitting on the play set's steps|
|Mama's new dishwasher!|
|The front yard after an intense rain|
|Dining/ living area with our bedroom door in the back|
|Tea party in the backyard|
|Some cute kids welcoming you to the front porch|