Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

We've not even been in Paraguay a week and Abi is already making new friends (as you can see).  Our trip was smooth, our bags arrived with all their contents, and things have been going well.  Thank you for your prayers.  We have spent the first few days here getting our house in order, setting up cell phones and internet, and car shopping.  We purchased a 1998 Honda Odyssey today and are thrilled to have it (I am especially thrilled because it is an automatic).  The home where we are living is quite big.  It was built to house up to 18 children and house parents.  The location of the home is wonderful as well.  Across the street is a playground and behind us a beautiful view.  We have been shocked at the differences here in the Paraguayan culture.  We knew that South America would be a change from Central America, but the change is drastic.  We have also found the food to be delicious (even for picky me) and cheap.  Abi and I love that there is meat and mashed potatoes in almost every restaraunt.  The gas, however, is not so cheap at about 4 dollars a gallon.  Abi is loving playing in the playground, which she for some reason calls the background.  She has quickly become good friends with the girls in the children's home and begs to play with them every hour of the day.  She is equally enamored with Caroline and Camille, our missionary friends' (the Hagermans) daughters.  We will hopefully be able to post more often now that our internet is up and running and much of our initial errands are completed.  Much love to all!



Julie said...

Hello Mortons! Bienvenidos!!! We are so thankful that you (and your stuff) arrived safely and you are getting settled and your daughter is making friends!

Paraguay is highly contagious, so you're going to fall in love very quickly!!!

I love the food too :)

Erica said...

Hey Sara! I am so excited to be able to stay posted on your life in Paraguay via this blog. I think of you often! Love you!

Betty said...

Welcome to Paraguay! I´m glad your daughter is finding friends. Hopefully you will feel at home soon!

Abigail said...

nice picture. miss you.

Ken, Christie, Camille, Caroline said...

Aw, she's just too sweet! Camille and Caroline are quite taken with the Miss Abigail, too! Welcome back to internet took us a couple weeks to get it up and running, and I thought I'd go ballistic.