Thursday, September 13, 2007

Post #1 from Dornoch, Scotland

Here we are, it's still very surreal. It's slowly sinking in that we are now living in Scotland. In 3-4 weeks when we're still here and not packing up to go home, it will become even more real!

We had a wonderfully uneventful trip. No crazy stories, which is just fine by me. Angus picked us up from the airport in Edinburgh at 9:30 am GMT (4:30 am EST) and we started the 5 hour trip to our new home, Dornoch.

Our first stop along the way...Ikea. Second stop...Asda, a super grocery store owned by Wal-Mart. As you can tell we're having a very familiar experience so far.

And I know you're all waiting to hear the results of my previous post concerning the on-going debate James and I have had about our trunks and whether or not they would fit. Down-sizing to 6 was a great idea, they and the two duffels, and two back-packs all fit in the van. And, much to James' joy, we probably could have fit two more in...James won.

Hope you're all having a great day, we're going to sleep!


Valerie said...

Hahahah I know James was super excited to see that he was right =)

Glad to know that the trip was uneventful - I know we were all praying for that.

It's crazy that Ross and I are getting ready to start the evening and you'll be going to bed soon! Time differences are nuts.

We're missing you a ton and can't wait to hear more as you guys get settled.

Andrea said...

Welcome to your new home! I know they will all love on you as much as your friends and family did here.

Take care and SLEEP!


Anna said...

I thinks it's very interesting that you've encountered familar landmarks in Scotland already. Hopefully the world hasn't become too small. I can't wait to hear about the exciting differences you and James will discover. Hagis anyone? Jesse and I are constantly sending you both the best of luck!

Andrea said...

Boy, my last comment was in the past tense.

I meant to say "as much as your friends and family DO here."

Janice Caldwell said...

So glad to hear you arrived there safely! You were mentioned a lot in church today..with the WV trip report being tonight.
You're in our prayers.
In Him,

Susan Moore said...

J&J, So glad that you arrived safely.What is wrong with me I get teary every time I think of you guys.
Anyway we miss you tons!!!.
Naomi has been sneaking out. When I went to look for her late last night she was laying at the back step very smuggly with a bird at her feet. I scooped her up and took her in. When I went back to check on the condition of the bird ,I nudged her and she flew away! What a tease!!
I'll be glad when your all wired so we can chat!!
Love, SuSu