Farewell Singapore

One adventure is coming to a close (we depart in 3 hours!) and our family is gearing up for our next adventures. It is time for us to say farewell, Singapore! SgMove-1

I read this quote a while back and it totally sums up our experience the last 20 months.

“To live outside’s one country is to experience an adventure of a lifetime, it may not be apparent from looking at us, but we return home forever changed.”- Unknown

 

We are extremely grateful for the experiences that we have had living abroad. We have have learned so much about ourselves, other cultures and people, we understand that it’s ok to find your self in uncomfortable experiences and situations, we enjoyed the endless travel opportunities, we’ve enjoyed trying new foods, exploring with our visitors and are appreciative the ease of life and living back home.  Singapore and living so far away from family and friends has been a life changing experience that we will forever be grateful for. We hope to one day be able to return to Singapore and are eager for any other opportunities to live overseas.  Plus, we return back to the States with the best souvenir from our time in Singapore, Addy!

It’s been a hectic and tiring week in Singapore for our family. The movers arrived on Monday and started packing our things and our load was packed into a sea container Wednesday. It’s amazing how quickly your life can be boxed up and fit into one 40 ft. container. We will hopefully be reunited with our belongings in 8 short weeks. We are also living in a hotel, which is not always the easiest thing with a baby, but Addy is being as flexible as any nearly 5 month old can be.

This little cutie loved playing with the boxes!SgMove-1-2SgMove-2 SgMove-3 SgMove-4 SgMove-5

We fly out in the early morning hours Saturday and will arrive late morning in Chicago for some much needed family time. We are excited to be landing in the same time zone or nearly the same time zone as most of our family and friends. We will  be in Indiana visiting our families for about two weeks. Addy is excited to be meeting all of her family and friends!

After our visit in Indiana we will be heading to Houston to start our next adventure. We will be in temporary housing for a bit while we wait to close on our house. I’m putting myself on a blog vacation for a few weeks while we get over the jet lag and spend time with our families. I’ll still be taking pictures and will continue post on our Indiana adventures once we are settled in Texas.

So for now, we say farewell Singapore(we hope to visit again) and Howdy, Texas with a short stop in the Hoosier state in between!

Here are some other pictures from the week!

Toys were a bit sparse this week so we found body parts to play with instead. FullSizeRender (1) FullSizeRender (3)Addy can’t wait to see the fort Daddy can build with all these boxes!FullSizeRender (4)Our Hotel!FullSizeRender (5)
Wrestling with the bed pillows!FullSizeRender (2)

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Addy: 4 Month

Happy Valentine’s Day from our Love Bug! 

Addy 4 Month-6

It’s hard to believe that Addy has already turned 4 months old. She continues to grow, change and of course amaze us every day. Here are some of her 4 month pictures I took this past weekend.Addy 4 Month-22Addy 4 Month-5Addy 4 Month-3Addy 4 Month-8 Addy 4 Month-14 Addy 4 Month-17 Addy 4 Month-18Addy 4 Month-30

She’s had a lot of firsts this past month with her biggest being her first visit to the States! She did a great job on the 24 hour flight. Getting over the jet lag, adjusting to cold weather and sleeping in a new place were hurdles, but over all it was a productive trip because we found a house! On the trip Addy even got to meet her Grandma for the first time, it was very exciting!

Unfortunately I haven’t taken many pictures this past month, but here are some iphone snaps. Enjoy!

Play TimeIMG_1153IMG_1083IMG_1075IMG_1073My First FlightIMG_1107Burr!
IMG_0019 2MatchingIMG_0038 2IMG_0016 2Boiler Up!IMG_0011She got to watch the Super Bowl for 5 minutes…she was in awe.IMG_0057 2Sun BathingIMG_1133Pool SelfieIMG_1139Play Time
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Ready, Set, Go….We’re on the Move!

Addy’s packing her bags!Move-1

We are packing our bags and headed to Texas! Our family will be leaving Singapore on February 28th to head back to North America. We will be back in Indiana for a brief visit with family and friends before we make Houston our new home.

We actually had a last minute trip that we’ve not really mentioned about. We’ve been back in the US for the last two weeks and head back to Singapore tomorrow.Taylor needed to work in Fairfax and Addy and I followed along then headed to Houston to house hunt. I’ll share more about in a later post.

In the next few weeks we will be wrapping things up in Singapore and getting ready for our next adventure as a family. I have lots more to share about our adventures in Singapore,  but things may get a little busy and blogging may need to take a short break. I’ll try my best with updates, but I can’t make any guarantees!