Saturday, November 21, 2009

And we have contact!

The Essex family now has internet in the home! So, voila, les photos de notre vie au Liban! Here are some initial photos taken at the start of our time here. It's November now, and it still looks the same. No more grapes on the vines, but just as many flowers and sunshine. We are on our third blooming of roses around our apartment. It's lovely, which helps heal the nostalgic aches for home.
We are going to a neighbor's house tomorrow to learn how to make arak, the national drink. Everyone has a grape vine in the garden or on their roof, and if they don't eat all of the grapes, they use them to make vinegar or this hard alcohol that's mixed with anis seeds. Hey, when in Rome . . .

1 comment:

  1. Susan,
    Your children are beautiful! So good to catch up like this. We miss you guys but are very glad to hear what fun you are having. We are off to visit Ann Arbor, where we think we might move next year, and then see my folks before coming back here for Christmas with Mark's sister. A blessed Advent and Christmas to you all. You guys are in our prayers.
    Love, Sarah & Mark, Elizabeth, Noah and Joseph