Monday, February 18, 2008

Ribbit, we are here!!!

Okay, I know that sounds funny but those who have been before understand that it is like playing frogger. I now know how much my husband loves me (not much) because he told me he wasn't waiting on me, it was do it yourself=) I have to say I have mastered the roads a little better. The 36 hours of flying was fine. We have spent the afternoon walking all over HCMC. Minh told us that we leave tomorrow instead of Wed for NT. This gives us another day at the center which is great!
Okay some notes before I forget. Tamara, Mike, Carol and Joanna you may want to request bulkhead seating for the mission trip. I forgot how cramped it was on these long flights. Also, Joel, could you please bring an EMC crew over here and work on the power lines. Just wait till you see the picture I have.
Some other interesting things from our flights. I was able to see the windmills from the plane while we were out west. That was pretty cool. Also, the crops are planted in circles out there. I kept seeing all of these cut out circles and Jim said that was what it was. We also found that rednecks live in LA because several things in the airport were duct taped. The one other observation I found fascinating was that in the east our roofs are black, but out west they are mostly brown. I know these sound trivial but really I want to remember it all.
We are having a blast. I hope we can download pictures later. The Rex is absolutely fabulous. Uncle Brian tell the babies we love them and we will talk with them soon. Hope everyone else is doing great.

15 comments:

Cindy said...

Amy,
Isn't frogger great! Try doing it with a stroller! Try to get to the BenThanh Market before you leave HCMC. Things are way easier and cheaper there before you hit Hanoi! They have really cheap and first run DVDs at the Tax Center too! We gave KFC plenty of business! I heard the burgers around the corner from the Rex were good too! Have fun!

Jessica said...

lol, love human frogger! Glad you made it there! Thank yuo in advance for sharing your trip. I am reliving it all through you =). Can't wait to see pictures of you holding your son!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great Amy! It's so good to hear that you made it safely...by plane and across the streets. Can't wait to see pictures later. *Love the detailed observations too. Alanna

Bonnie said...

I saw your babies yesterday! Grace is excited about Samuel coming home. I didn't get to talk to Blake. Carson baptised yesterday. He was sent to Texas today for two weeks to help with the fire. Tomorrow is our BIG DAY!

Heather said...

Glad you made it! Have a fabulous time!!

stormy said...

glad to see you are finally on VN soil. love those posts that give the little odd details.

Our Family said...

I am glad to hear your made it safely! I can't wait to hear about your first meeting with Samuel, it is a long time coming :o) I am so happy for you and your family! Enjoy NT!

Anonymous said...

Sure do miss you guys! Can't wait to see Samuel. Taking notes and will wait for the tea. Do I need to do Krispy Chick for the kids on Wed? Can't change the schedule too much. Love ya...Beth

Anonymous said...

Keep the details coming! I can't imagine how excited you must be to finally be there. Blessings to you and your family.
Carla C

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Hey Amy!
The family talked about you all at supper. We're glad to hear from you, and can't wait to see pictures, especially of you with Samuel in YOUR arms.
Prayers and Blessings,
Robbie

Jennifer said...

I am so excited for your family (and our church family)! We will get to see this beautiful child grow and become part of all of our lives - how exciting!! My prayers are with you and little Samuel. I pray everything goes smoothly and you have unexpectant joys around every corner. Enjoy every minute and see you soon. Love - no really - LOVE ya - Jennifer

Ruth said...

I have been so out of the forum loop but am trying to get caught up! this is soooo exciting. Please tell the nannies in NT that Izzy (Thu Thi Nguyen) is doing great -and thank them for taking such good care of her. Of course, most important, huge congratulations to you and enjoy your time there! Ruth and Izzy (home two+ months and turning 9 months on Wed)

Jennifer said...

I saw the picture of you and Samuel! You both look SO happy and content. Enjoy every minute and look forward to seeing you soon.

Love
jennifer

Anonymous said...

As you requested, here is the news that you could not wait to hear when you returned. It is a .... should I tell you or make you wait??? =:) OK, so it is a boy. I guess that is all I can have. Dorothy swears that I am having twins and he is hiding the little girl. She is determined that I am to have a girl this time.

Scott and Leslie said...

Glad that you made it safely! Enjoy your stay in Vietnam!