Our Trip to Amsterdam

Welcome to “Look at that pretty building…oh there’s Adam and Emily” post. Because if we’re just real with you for a second, Amsterdam was FULL of beautiful buildings. The people were fantastic and so incredibly kind. The food was glorious. The temperature was cold…which we loved. And it was just nice to walk (and walk…

This Place We Call Home

I [Emily] realized the other day that even my own mother has not seen our beautiful home here in Mauritius. Not cool…I know. So I thought I’d share pictures of our home with all of you. The pictures will start you off with what you’d enter first if I was to give you a tour…

90% of Living Overseas is Learning How to Live Overseas

No matter what brings someone to a new country, they will without fail spend the majority of their time learning how to live in such a new place. Many people step off the plane only to be inundated with a flurry of indistinguishable words, smells they didn’t even know existed, loud noises that feel out…

Snorkeling in St. Felix

Adam and I have loved discovering what life is like when you live on an island. One new adventure has beenĀ snorkeling! I’ll be the first to admit – sticking your head in an OCEAN and trying to tell yourself to breathe normally is a challenge. But once we got the hang of it, we have…

Great, Unwavering, Growing Hope

Sitting here on the eve of 2016, I can’t help but reflect on the crazy, whirlwind of a year Adam and I had. Let’s just say it was not the year we were expecting. We started out the year freezing in a beautiful town on the base of a mountain. Our minds filled with new…

FAQs: We’re Moving to Mauritius!

So by now, we’re guessing you’ve watched our big announcement video and you know that we’re moving to an incredible jewel hidden in the Indian Ocean called Mauritius! We wanted to follow up that video by anticipating some questions you might have and answer them to the best of our abilities. But as always, please…

Stretchy Pants During Transition

I [Emily] bought a pair (Ok, technically two! They were on sale!) of linen pants from Old Navy this summer. The top of the pants have a stretchy band. They’re not maternity…I checked. That’s just how they made them. Little did I know how thankful I would be for these pants! See there’s this crazy…

Our Visit to the US of A!

That’s right! We’re coming back to the states this summer for 5 weeks! We could not be more excited to see our family and friends, eat some really yummy food, hang out in over air conditioned buildings and attend a conference with many of our co-workers at the end of our time. It’s going to…

FAQs: Learning Hindi

Learning a new language is an art. It’s a bit of give and take, trial and error. We have good Hindi days and rough Hindi days. In general we can see progress, but believe me when I say there are days when I think it will take usĀ forever to learn this language. Many people have…

Our First Visitor

Meet Rachel. She wins the award for first visitor to India. She hopes to one day come work with us, so we spent the two weeks she was with us showing her the ropes and doing some sightseeing around north India. There were many things on our list of things to do and we somehow…

Around the Table

When I think back on some of my fondest memories, many of them happened around my family’s dinner table. It wasn’t this hard and fast, written down rule in my household that we would have dinner together every night. It was an understood and deeply enjoyed part of our day. I’ve had my hardest laughs,…

How to Make Butter Chicken

A few days ago I asked one of our language tutors if Indian food is hard to make. She assured me that it was easy, although I only slightly believed her. “Of course it’s easy for you, ” I thought, “You’ve been making it your whole life.” I asked her if Butter Chicken, a normal…