Showing posts from September, 2017

First week off

We've been busy this first week of holidays!   We've had a lot of good family time, loads of play dates, and a few beach trips.   It's so nice to not make school lunches and have a little time off of work!  Here's some photos so far.... lots of sunsets this week The kids finally played with the neighbors for hours last weekend.   Loved it! Cute story by ZoŃ‘ - My favorite holiday is Christmas because we get a lot of presents and we see Santa.  This is a funny story.  At my grandparents house, Santa came and when we woke up There was only half of the cookie left.  And, I also like Christmas because we give him milk and cookies.   Snday afternoon bbq with friends So relaxing to sit outside with the view nice sunset Sleeping Queens- best family game ever!  We love it! Selfie Went to Korean place for haircuts.   Girls so pleased with their new hair! Beautiful Girl lots of hair cut off!

It's our school holidays!

We have year around school here in Suva.   It sounds terrible, but I LOVE it!  The kids go to school for 10 weeks, then have a 2 week break.   They go for 10 more weeks, and have a 3 week break.  Then 10 more weeks, followed by a two week break, followed by the final 9 weeks of school before a six week break.  They retain so much more of their learning and the breaks are just the right amount of time.   Also, we don't get stuck in any LONG period of school without breaks.   Six weeks stills feel like a nice, long summer.    I've been reflecting on my friends here lately.  I love being surrounded by smart, talented people.  Everyone here is just so switched on.  The expat bubble we live in is well traveled, well read, and cares deeply about helping our world.  I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by them.   Of course, I still miss my friends and family at home, but I love the new friends here too. This week was a normal week of swim practices, lots of work, goodbyes,