Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Colours of Fall

We are enjoying the beauty of the autumn here. It seems that every tree is losing its leaves and there is such a range of beautiful colours. As you can see from the last photo Halloween is very big here and there is a street near us where nearly every house is decorated. I took quite a few photos but most of them are just too gross to put on this blog. It is hard to understand why you would celebrate and decorate in such a way. We are looking forward to celebrating our first Thanksgiving though, which celebrates God's provision in the harvest.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Louisville Half Marathon

This weekend Mark ran in the Louisville Half Marathon (21 km). It was a good opportunity for us to wear our New Zealand gear and support. He did really well and completed it in 1:37:33. He came 28th out of over 200. Matthew loved showing off the New Zealand flag. As you can see it is pretty cold here already. We had a high of only 9 oC today.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kentucky Drivers License

Yah, we passed our driving exam today and are both now proud owners of a Kentucky License.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Kentucky State Horse Park

We have just had Mid Term break because we are half way through the semester already. It is hard to believe in some ways that we have been here 9 weeks already but it also seems like such a long time since we last saw you all. The children and I had a nice break from school and even had the opportunity to go to the Louisville Science museum. I managed to drive into town safely and make it home, thanks to Yahoo Driving Directions!
Mark did not really have a break with work, study, papers to write and two midterms to do on the web at home before the break ended. We did spend the usual Friday together and went on a day trip to this horse park in Lexington. We had a beautiful day, although quite cold. Matthew was able to have his first pony ride but the others had to settle on a plastic horse. It was another good day though, we even just enjoyed the drive through the countryside which was very picturesque.
We are all back into school now. Mark is managing to pick up a few more hours at the recreation center which is a blessing. The children continue to be settled, slowly making more new friends and learning to speak the lingo. I get corrected all the time now, even at home, when I speak "Kiwi" and not "American" and tell them that tea is ready and not dinner. We are trying to make the most of the last of the warm autumn days as winter is fast approaching.