It’s Getting Downright Civilized Around Here

We finally got our first shipment from our house in California! This is just the small, early one and the big one comes later. It’s been 2 months since we arrived here in Turkey. The whole experience has reminded me that we really need so much less than we think. But hey, I was Sooo excited! Evan was obviously really happy to see his stuff. I was amazed he remembered it after we packed it 5 months ago. Things we haven’t had and now received yesterday:

– measuring cups/spoons
– chefs knife
– crock pot
– TV
– bikes
– table cloth/ placemats
– coffee mugs
– our own pillows
– our own plates/silverware/glasses
– our nice stroller

Plus lots and lots more toys, books, linens, and kitchen equipment! Yay! It all sounds so minor but feels SO luxurious to us.




Turkish Fruit

We bought these at the market thinking they were limes. Turns out they’re like tangerines inside. I didn’t even know this fruit existed! This feels like an analogy to living in Turkey – new surprises and experiences around every corner.


Bodrum, Turkey

We were blessed to visit Bodrum, Turkey as well as the Greek island Kos!  What a beautiful weekend.  Greece was only a 45-min ferry ride but felt a world away.  We love Turkey but the feeling here is much different than the Western world.  Greece felt more like home, just more beautiful with better food and history. 🙂


Greek Church


Ferry Ride


Greek Ruins

Greek wall

Greek wall


Tree of Hippocrates


Bodrum Harbor


Ferry Ride


Ferry Ride