Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Are we Crazy?

“In a world full of people, only some want to fly, Isn’t that crazy?”

“Oh were never gonna survive unless we get a little…. crazy” – Seal

People have been asking what we are up to, what our plans are. When we would tell them that we were moving to the middle east… taking our family including 3 small children to live in the middle east for an extended period of time, they would usually say something like: “How exciting, that will be a great adventure.” If you looked into their eyes though, you could see they were really saying “WHAT are they thinking? Are they CRAZY?”


Well, friends and family, maybe we are just a little bit ;) Of course we like to use other words…. Like fun, adventurous, fascinating, courageous, and exciting.

In case you were wondering, here are the crazy, errr adventurous new changes in our lives.

  • Who: The whole family
  • What: We are moving to the UAE (United Arab Emirates) for the next few years.
  • Where: For those that do not know, the UAE is located in the on the Saudi peninsula in the Middle East. It is across the Persian Gulf from Iran. You may have heard of Dubai, the most well known of the Emirates.. Dubai has been in the news a lot the last few years for their extravagant growth, palm shaped islands, indoor ski slope, and the tallest building in the world.
  • When: We will be making the 25+ hour flight the end of August. A flight that long with 3 kids under 3 years old may be the “craziest” part of the whole adventure
  • Why: I (Matt) will be teaching at a college for women. The students will all be UAE nationals working toward their bachelors degree in Educational Technology.

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