Monday, July 26, 2010

Dubai At Last!

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!


  1. So nice to have an up-date -- Welcome to Dubai!! You will experience much in your new adventure...looking forward to following along via your blog!
    Kansas Hugs,

  2. Villa! That's the perfect descriptor for your house!
    Funny, I'm surprised to hear about the humidity. For some reason, I assumed that it would be dry there.
    Thanks for the update! I'm excited to read more!

  3. Hi Jennifer! I was so sorry that we didn't get to see you one more time before you guys left! It's hard to believe that you guys are SO FAR AWAY! We'll be praying for you all, that you can get settled quickly and that you will stay healthy for those babies. Can't wait to hear more :)

  4. Hi! So glad to read your update! I'm guessing maybe you are in your house by now. Hope all is going well, take care!
    Love, Joanna