Thursday, August 28, 2014



Today we took the train down to the town and explored, we got a box full of Brussels chocolate yesterday when we went down for dinner and it is good!

 Brussels is about 9 hours ahead and this morning Bini and i woke up at about 5:30 this time, we were up until 7:00 and then I went back to sleep and slept in until 12:30 pm! 

We went down there at noon and ate waffles for lunch then walked around the town and had Indian food for dinner and took the train back. 

Here are some photos: 

We went to grand place and saw palaces.

We went to a park and played there for a while, then it started to rain, then it started pouring and we got soaked!
And this is the sunset from our hotel window.

On our way

Hi friends, 
We flew into Brussels yesterday evening and spent the night in The Shariton next to the airport.

All our flights went okey, we had an overnight one and I only got about 2 hours of sleep. I got sick at the end of it and haven't felt so good the last couple of days. The overnight flight was 8 hours and the plane had 2 floors. 

Tomorrow we have another 8 hour flight, but not overnight, to Bujumbura. 


These are some photos from the flight to Denver. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cancled flight

We spent the night in a hotel in Seattle and got here at 4:30 am thinking that we would get on to our 8:30 plane, but they told us that the flight to Chicago hade been canceled because of a lightning storm last night, we spent 2 and a half hours trying to find tickets to Burundi,  we finally found tickets for all of us but here's the new plane course: we fly from Seattle to Denver and then we fly from Denver to Frankfurt and then Frankfurt to Brussels and spend 2 nights in Brussels then fly to Bujumbura. We are now waiting to board the plane at 10:15 and leave at 10:45.

 Hopefully the flights go well.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The team

My dad met the team in Kenya on a work trip. The Faders ( one of the familys) stayed with my family for a few days last summer. Jason and Heather Fader have 2 daughters named Anna who is my age, and Abby who is 5 like my brother. Jason is the man on the right with the orange shirt, Heather is the woman on the right with the purple shirt, Anna is the girl in the middle of Heather and Jason and Abby is the little girl with the blue flower shirt on the top. The Cropseys, John Cropsey is the man on the left edge with the black shirt, Jess Cropsey is the woman in the middle with the long blue skirt, Elise is the girl on the top left with the pink shirt she is 7 years old, Micah is 5 he is the boy on the top with the blue shirt, and Sammy is 2 and he is the boy that Jess is holding. Alyssa Pfister is the woman in the black shirt. The McLaughlins, Eric McLaughlin is the man in the light gray shirt and jeans, Rachel McLaughlin is the woman on the top with the red shirt, Maggie is the girl on the top with the purple tank top she is 5, Ben is 3 he is the boy with the superman shirt, Tobias is 1 he is the boy on the far left. Carlin is the man in the dark gray shirt. They have been there for about a year working in the hospital and helping the people there. 

I'll try and keep on keeping you posted.

Getting ready

Hi friends! 
In 2 days my family and I will be going to Burundi which is a small country in Africa next to Rwanda and Tanzania. While we are there my dad will be teaching nurses to do Anesthesia in the hospital there called Kibuye Hope Hospital ( it's pronounced kib-eww-yay). He will be the only anesthesiologist there even though there are other doctors. 

The plane ride is 20 hours, we fly from Seattle to Chicago, and have a 6 hour layover, then we fly from Chicago to Brussels, and have a hour and a half layover, and then from Brussels to Bujumbura which is the capital of Burundi. A few people in the team will come pick us up and we will spend the night in a hotel, the next day we are going to go shopping,  Then drive the three hour drive to where we are going to live for the next 9 months. I'm very exited to met new people and see new things. I will try to keep this blog updated on my African adventures.