Sunday, 31 October 2010

3 1/2 months in Latvia and Going Strong

We have made it 31/2 months here in Latvia now.  We are very glad to get the three months down.  We now have the layout down.  We know what shops we need to go to for groceries, shoes, baggies. meats and have the system laid out since there is no one stop shopping here.  I was very excited this past week because I actually found real brown sugar and whole what tortillas.  We are living big now.  OF course there is no way to shop quickly because of the multiple stores one needs to go to.  We are getting used to it.
School is going very well.  Very busy but very well. We just finished the first quarter and have been on Fall break this past week.  For break we slept in alot and relaxed. We also went to see Turida Castle and Rundale Palace which were amazing.  Following are picture of daily life and random activities.

Our Apartment 2nd floor

Boy Band in Riga Old Town

Market in Riga

Julia lost her first tooth finally

Getting ready for school


Turida Castle

Turida Castle

Fire extinguisher practice at school

At the beach on the Baltic Sea(5 minutes from home)

Another Castle(don't remember the name)

Rundale Palace

Our 1st Hockey Game

Turida Castle

At the beach 5 min from home

Turida Castle

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

More pictures from Latvia

Julia in one of the parks in Riga

Peace monument in Riga

Julia w/ friend Liene

Jamie & Julia in my office 1st day of school

1st day of school

1st day of school

Mark enjoying sushi.

Brooke's gladiator shoes.  Very proud.

Julia and our boss playing in the fountain

 Some more pictures from when we first got here.
Jamie in Jurmala