Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tonight is our final night in the hotel. We go to our host homes tomorrow. I’m anxious to meet them and get settled in. Today was good; I think we’re all tired of hearing about what training is going to be like and ready to see for ourselves. They’ve given us a lot of helpful advice, though. The language is coming along for us. I feel like I’ve learned much more than I thought I would in three days. Hopefully this feeling continues J.

I've been trying to upload some photos and it keeps timing out so I will try that later. We may not be able to update for a little while because we won't have internet near our home. Keep reading though! God bless!

Oh, and happy birthday to my brother, Matt! Also to my cousin Andrew whose birthday is tomorrow and Jory's whose is also today. P.S. Derek's is in four days (the 8th). Love you all!


  1. xAWESOMEx


    Keep writing!



  2. I don't know how soon you will see this, but Happy (early?) Birthday, Derek. We're thinking of you both and praying for you. I'm sure things will get much better, and Alicia will find some food there she can enjoy. Keep plugging away!
    We love you,
    Mama Toni

  3. I'm so sad I didn't get to talk to you before you left, my silly husband didn't even wake me up when you texted and were about to leave! Miss you and am proud of you! Give me some funny things to read!
    Love you both

  4. Happy birthday on Thursday Derek. Love you guys.

  5. happy bday, derek!... and we'll be praying as you continue to adjust--esp. getting settled in your new home... much love, shane & sara & family:)

  6. love the internet; somehow makes you a little closer...praying your transition goes step at a time is what He tells us. Be patient and soak it all in. Praying you "click" with your host family. (do they have little kids?) we're praying for you. love you both.
    Happy 25th on Thursday Derek!

  7. Happy birthday derek! love the updates, hope all continues to go well for you both!!
    katie and barrett

  8. Hi guys,

    Love reading what's going on! Happy birthday Derek and Happy 1/2 birthday Alicia. Hope things are going well. Chess is a black dog.

    Love you guys,