Sorry it has taken me so long to update our blog, but we have limited computer access. And it took me awhile to find buttons in English - even the computer is in Arabic!
After a 1.5 hour plane ride from Tulsa to Houston on the smallest airplane ever (I'm not sure how it got off the ground with all our luggage!) , a 4 hour layover in Houston, and a 15 hour plane ride to Dubai on a 777, we finally arrived inDubai Wed night (we left Tues morning - 9 hr time change). The kids are still sleeping all afternoon and evening and getting up at dawn. Chris started work this week (weekdays are Sunday through Thursday). We are staying in a furnished apt while we get the house ready.
Our "villa" has been sitting empty since Chris left July 1, and some sand dust has blown in around the doors (no weatherstripping!). Some sisters have a batch about 1 hour from here, and they came to help us clean up before the furniture arrives. So far we have plates and silverware! Shopping for a car and furniture has been trying - it is very expensive and not that much fun for the kids. They do like the pool in the backyard even though the water is at least 95 F.
I have spent the last 2 days doing laundry - in a tiny washer and no dryer. Everything gets hung out on the porch to dry on a rack. It doesn't take too long when it is 115F - but the humidity doesn't help. Some people have dryers but they are not vented, so they don't work that well. Another thing to buy - all the appliances in a house!
I have OB doctor appointments next week to see how the twins are growing. They must be, since I am!!
We miss all of you! So far, Dubai has been an adventure - we have been to lots of malls, met lots of new friends from around the world, and learned to stay inside unless you have to go out!