This post I am going to address some of the questions we've gotten since announcing our move to Saudi Arabia for Brad's work in the Living Our Dream post. I had intended to write this post a month ago but life is crazy... so some of these answers are already out there but I'll still include them and details.
Bahrain (we have been there and I look forward to going back) or fly to Dubai to partake in Forbidden Fruits. We also are not allowed to bring in "games of chance" so anything with cards and/or dice and we are not allowed to bring in our religious items. We were worried about our kids missing out on their religious sacraments but have heard that there is "community" group there and we will have access to such things... but it is very secret and not allowed to be talked about so you probably won't hear much about those things on the blog.
Where will you live? We will live in a home provided by his work. We will have a townhouse that is about 2,300 sq ft that comes with all bills included for a very MINIMAL fee! As you know, Brad is already there and we have our new address. Many of you have gotten address cards and all that was missing was the box number so here it is.....- PO Box 585.... and if you didn't get our card but would like our address feel free to contact me. I'd love to get fun mail or have our kids be pen pals!!!
The Great Pack-Up, we packed up most of our house and it is currently on a big boat headed to Saudi. We were able to take all of our furniture. We also did a lot of shopping.... we had box(es) showing up daily. See, we get ONE time to ship stuff so we tried to think about anything we might need in the next year or years and bought it. Also, our community is adapted for expats so we have 110 electricity and American plugs.... so if anything breaks and we have to buy new it will be hard to find things over there that are 110 (they use 220).... so we bought most of our small appliances new so they would have some extra years on them.... after all, most of them are about 8 years old! So everything is packed up but I did keep some clothes, toys, books, and household items behind to take with us since our shipment won't arrive for about 4 months. The kids and I get to take 8- #70 suitcases with us so I will pack those full of things to get us through these next 4 months! With that in mind... who wants to help me get to the airport with 8 suitcases, 3 car seats, 4 carry-ons, and 3 kids?!?!
I hope that helps answer some questions. Please feel free to ask us more. We are excited to share our journey with you..... thank you for following!