Saturday, June 21, 2008

Our Last Night in Mauritius

Tonight is our last night in Mauritius....a bittersweet ending. We spent the afternoon with colleagues and friends on the beach. As you can see, a good time was had by all...

Last week at work...

At times, it seemed like an eternity that we'd been here (island fever?!). This week, however, has gone incredibly fast. We hosted a briyani lunch at work to thank everyone for all their assistance and support. It was a terrific event!

It was also my colleague Angela's birthday... so we had a cake as well.

Liam's Last Day of School

Liam's class put on an end of year program to match the theme they've learned about all year -- farming and gardening. His group were farmers. Unfortunately, it rained heavily. As you can see, the parents were forced to take refuge! He managed to change out of his farmer costume before I could get any photos (too busy with the video camera, I guess!

Monday, June 16, 2008

So long, farewell, au revoir and goodbye...

Wendy, Cathy, and Gillian

Wendy, Mrs. Cabrera, Steve

Our friends Ewan and Gillian (and co.) hosted a fabulous gathering this weekend to give us an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful friendships we have made here. It was a super evening -- the Ormistons are the best hosts ever -- and we had the opportunity to spend time with those whom we've grown close over the past two years. It's going to be tough to leave behind so many outstanding folks - but we are certain many of them will make it to Mumbai!

Suvi, Corvin, Sarah, and Mel

Wendy, Quentin, Ambassador Cabrera

the spread........

Mitch and Ewan

Mitch and Virginia


Colette, Cathy, and Peter

Monday, June 09, 2008

Off shortly to Mumbai!

As most of you know, we're off soon to Mumbai! We've got two weeks left in Mauritius -- plenty of time for packing out and saying goodbye. It's been a wonderful two years but we're excited about the challenges and excitement that India holds.

We plan to spend 6 weeks stateside 3 in Oregon with my mom, 1 in upstate New York with the Tompkins, and 2 in DC for consultations and training. After that, it's out to post!

We hope to see many of you during our time in the U.S. -- get in touch via email or my mom!