Monday, October 20, 2014
|Harrison helping Daddy replace a hard drive enclosure
|Then Daddy gave Harrison the old circuit board! Harrison holds onto it every night as he falls asleep!
|A walk to the garden area of our apartment complex...ready to tackle any fire that comes his way!
|Our driver asked if he could borrow our car for a friends wedding and this is what the car looked like the next day! Really beautiful!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Seattle Arrives in Hyderabad
An obscure little coffee shop named after Captain Ahab’s chief mate opened its first shop in Hyderabad. It’s just a couple blocks from our church, so we stopped in today after services. The building itself is finished in the meticulous quality and detail that you would expect, with chalkboards, reclaimed wood, and a large wall of mugs for sale that will be immediately familiar to any Starbuck’s regular. At the same time though, there are enough hints of India to feel local and not out of place. It is also, without question, the largest Starbuck’s I have ever been in, with plenty of seating on the main floor and overlooking balcony to accomodate the large crowd.
The coffee itself was Starbuck’s. No surprises. No Indian twist. Just exactly the same decent-but-not-great cup of coffee I’ve had at every other Starbuck’s ever.
I’ve long said that Starbuck’s food is better than their coffee, and the food here did not disappoint. The menu was a mix of western and Indian flavors and I tried a salmon & cheese sandwich on a croissant roll. Sara got a chicken pastry that ended up being more Indian spice than she was expecting or in the mood for, but I tried it and found it to be quite tasty as well.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
It is illegal to find out the sex of our baby in India - though I have always liked the idea of not knowing until he/she is born. As we get older, there are less surprises in life so I am excited not to know. I have been going to The Birthplace, http://www.thebirthplace.com
I won't lie, not giving birth nor seeing my most loved Dr. Johannsen at Northwest Women's Healthcare in Seattle was/is a bit of a bummer.
I continue to pray everyday, throughout the day for a healthy, strong and happy Bagel. God is so good!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
|Watching many episodes of Spiderman cartoon
|Taking stock of the train tracks
|Sorting Legos before making a masterpiece...
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Once my dear friend Aliza is done with work we will talk until we are out of words, drink coffee and eat some great food!!