We have a car!

I know we put a picture up a couple days ago…but now it’s our car in our parking spot! (at least as long as we are at the Garzas.) I’m not sure which was worse…handing over the money to but the car, or getting the bill for the rental car and...

Getting Perspective

While I’ve enjoyed sharing about our journey these past 2 weeks (it has only been 2 weeks…wow) I wanted to clarify something that I think is crucial…while some of the things we’ve experienced have been a bit frustrating…letting agents and...

A Day at the Beach

Today we drove down to Britta’s Bay to spend the day at the beach. Thought I’d share some of the beautiful scenery with you. Hope you are having a great Saturday.

Day # 10…Back at it.

Thursday… Yesterday was a good day…we didn’t do much of anything…even the idea of planning something, or driving somewhere seemed like too much effort. At one point we’d decided to walk around downtown Dublin and then go see a play in...

Day #8 in Dublin…I Hate Car Shopping

In 1985 I bought my first car…more accurately, I bought 1/2 of my first car and my dad bought the other half (I was staying home for my sophomore year of college & needed a ride.) It was a great car…a 1978 Ford LTD…basically a living room on...

Day #7 in Dublin…Not Much Doing

There are certain things that have gone amazingly well and smooth…actually, two of the biggest things, obtaining residency, and getting our PPS Numbers, we were able to accomplish in a morning. Others, like setting up mobile phones (we are both currently on...

Day #6 in Dublin…We’ve been expecting you.

This morning we dove up the coast a bit from Clontarf to see a potential short-term rental. It wouldn’t be a great fit, and it’s a hike from Clontarf…as well as a long bus ride to the schools for the girls…but it would give us a place to live...

Day 5 in Dublin…Gearing up for the week ahead

Last July Liz & I attended a Sunday morning service as part of our “is this really what God is doing in our lives trip.” Today Brenna, Liz, Méabh and I showed up at our new church home. Iit is just a weird experience to show up and sit in the back...

Day #4 in Dublin…Out and about in Clontarf

Today we had nothing “official” to do around in Dublin. However, for the past few months, I’ve been planning on showing up at Bull Island on our first week in town to meet up with the Bull Island Action Group.  They meet on the beach on the 3rd...
Day #3 in Dublin…Getting a bit more settled

Day #3 in Dublin…Getting a bit more settled

Every day I think, “I need to take more pictures so I have something to post here on the daily update. And every time I sit down to blog, I realize I forgot. The big news today is that we found our lost luggage….but I doubt anyone wants to see a picture of...