The differences are all starting to become normal, routine, and usual. And that has been my prayer all along. That we would not fight against the things that seem odd, unusual or frustrating. But rather we’d look for the joys and benefits of each little nuisance and be thankful we get to live life experiencing the newness of a different culture. I’m sure there will be more processing in the days/weeks to come, but for now I leave you with a few glimpses into our daily life at home where we’ve spent the majority of our time settling in and adjusting to our new normal!
You might live in Romania if you are thankful for…
windows/doors that open in two different ways… swing wide or just vent at the top! And yes I love my kitchen and dining room! So, so thankful!!
sunny days to help the clothes dry faster… if its super sunny, I put the clothes outside, but if it’s super windy they fall on the ground!
toilet flushers that are out of reach of toddlers and a washer in the bathroom makes it convenient to switch the laundry
gates to keep the stray animals out (and we get some extra exercise having to open it each time we leave the house!)
an awesome pile of wood that makes a great background for pictures (thank you Brett for chopping and stacking the majority of that pile! thankful we will be warm this winter)
spices turning into language lessons… just fyi this is caraway and it does not taste as good as cumin when making Mexican food
rose bushes in our front yard (and almost everyone else’s… the girls have already learned not to touch them!)
outlet covers to protect your kids from high voltage outlets! (also thankful for a bunch of outlet adapters Brett bought and already had shipped previously)
fruit trees in your backyard (anyone have tips on how to care for apple, pear, and peach trees?)
one family sized hall closet for all of our clothes (makes putting clothes away super easy!)
safety locks for our AWESOME balconies (Anna may have already tried climbing over the rail on the one in their room!)
and last but not least… a room that was already PINK (so thankful the girls had something to look forward to) and it’s still their favorite part of the house!