Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More Holidays....and Transatlantic Craziness

Just when I was wondering when the next holidays will come, it shows up in the form of Eid ul-Fitr, a Muslim holiday commemorating bla bla bla...we just got two days off which made a Monday into a Friday. So I woke up Tuesday Morning to find another boat blocking my view....  
Now if I can just find the owner and ask him to either move it or give me a ride then I will be happy. 

Today makes it 5 months since we've been here. Of course we spend a few weeks in the States. When we left, Lagos was practically under water but when we returned, we were greeted by a phenomenon called "August Break". Its basically a break from the 6 month rainy season. Well, August break is over and it is raining like crazy now. Good thing is that we don't have to be at work today...
Well, Amy doesn't have to be at work till next Tuesday which brings me to the crazy travel schedule she has in the next week. You see, Eddine is getting married in Ottawa, ON Canada and with Amy being the Matron of honor, she's leaving today for Canada and won't be back till Monday morning. 
Packed and almost ready to go
But that's when it gets interesting. Then on Tuesday, she and I are off to Houston for a week on company business. Now I am sure I will be asked why we didn't just have her head to Houston from Canada. Well, that would have been ideal but even as we speak Houston isn't 100% and these things can change even at the last minute so there's no need risking her not being able to get back from Canada. Clear enough? Good. So for the next 5 days, I am going to be a married bachelor. I kinda like having Amy around so I guess I will miss her...Congrats on your wedding Eddine if you stumble upon this read and take care of my girl. 

Other news of note...nothing much really other than the fact I will be in Houston next week which is convenient since Ben and Juan currently reside there (my siblings for those that don't know). Hopefully we will have a day to sort of enjoy all things not work after all the business of work. So, if you are not busy and want to see us next week and weekend (8 - 13th of September), Houston is the place to be!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

So much to say, so little space...

When I reintroduced this blog, it was intended for my friends and family in the States to keep up with what's happening with Amy and I in Lagos, Nigeria. Well, I have been back home in Pittsburg, KS for almost 3 weeks now so that's why there have been no updates so if by some chance you are a guest or regularly reader not based in Pitt and wanted updates, you should have said something. More than likely, there aren't too many but here's a few updates and pictures concerning our time here.

Amy and I are so thankful to God that we have such wonderful friends and family and that out of sight is by no means out of mind. It's been very busy yet relaxing being back. In a strange way, when compared to Lagos and the hustle, this feels like an alternate universe. We have a new niece that we got to meet for the first time and when we get back, there will be another new niece (Emma Joy Posterick) that we will also get to meet for the first time.

We also spent some time in gorgeous South Florida and Miami Beach which has breath taking beaches as we spent time with my siblings that don't live in Pitt. Many more memories were made with two weddings and not enough hours visiting with family who are friends and friends who are family. It's truly been a good time. For those who we didn't get to see, we think of you often and hopefully we will see you next time. 

When Ugo met Adaora! Of course we bonded.
Henry times are amazing!

Aunty Amy holding Adaora

Great Friends, Mr. and Mrs. Butler. Now if I can get them to move to Lagos...

More the words of the Black Eyed Peas, I just can't get enough

Delray Beach, FL

I wonder how Amy feels about Watermelon

Fish Tacos! Excellent

Fort Lauderdale - America's Playground

In their defense, they were hungry

Miami Beach! The Pictures don't do it justice.

Jumping Jelly Fish! Yep, got stung by one. It died immediately.

It's been a rather warm summer

Amy and Hannah Time.   

Well, we still have a few days left so we will make the best of it. Still have a few more restaurants to hit up. There's also the bus to ride...hmmm....I guess maybe the next time I post something here, it will be from the motherland.