Sunday, August 7, 2011

A New Home

We are getting settled into our "new" home away from home.  We are in North Carolina at the JAARS center for the next month doing training.  While we are here, we have a 3 bedroom apartment that we call home.  It's not fancy, but it is so comfortable and homey.  I took a few pictures for you to see what it is like...
Our living room/office, yes, Tim is actually studying!
Our eating area.  This is what you see when you enter into the apartment.  It's actually larger than our table at home, so we feel quite spoiled! 
Our galley style kitchen.  Lots of cabinets, but still trying to figure out where everything is.  Andrew noticed one thing was missing the first day- a dishwasher.  We told him that is why we brought him along! 
Guess who's room this is with the K'Nex spread all over the floor?  I'll give you a hint, it isn't the one that pitched a fit because she didn't get the room with the bunk beds! 

This is the princess' room.  Not quite sure why the blanket is draped from the dresser to the beds....
Our room.  There is a balcony off of our room, so we can enjoy the nice, humid weather of August in North Carolina! 
 That's about it.  It's not much, but it is perfect for us.  The kids are able to play outside with their new friends and ride bikes.  We are located right next the playground and there is plenty of space for Andrew & Bekah to ride their bikes.  We do have the opportunity to go to the pool, too.  The kids get to swim most days, which they thoroughly enjoy! 

We can receive mail and packages while here.  Actually, we would love to get mail while we are here because we know it won't be bills!  =)  Our mailing address is:

Tim & Tara Ellis, ICC
Box 248
Waxhaw, NC 28173-0248

If you want to send us packages of goodies (hint, hint), they can be shipped to:
Tim & Tara Ellis, ICC
7601 Radin Rd.
Waxhaw, NC 28173

If you send something to one of the kids, please make sure that you also put our name on it, so it gets routed to the right person.  We promise we will give it to them!  
I'll try to keep everyone posted on how things are going.  We visit our new church tomorrow morning.  We will be attending The Open Church, which is a Korean Baptist Church in Matthews, NC.  Pray for us while we are there.  Bekah says she wants to attend the children's worship and Andrew wants to go into service with us.  It's going to be a great experience for all of us.  We'll be attending every Sunday while we are here!