Sunday, July 10, 2011

All roads lead (back) to Dhaka

The Dhaka Dispatch is now officially resurrected.

Today we leave our life in Baltimore and return to Dhaka. It's been 2 years since we moved here. Emily has finished her coursework and is returning to work at ICDDR,B with kids in tow. Eric will be posted to Kabul, Afghanistan for the next year with USAID. We're not looking forward to the time apart but we're excited about the next chapter. For all of you who never made it to Dhaka the last time we lived there, you now have a second chance to visit before all the other tourists come! :)

Two years went by so quickly, didn't it? But, here's some evidence that time has really passed.

Odin and Lily, Dhaka, May 2009

Odin and Lily, Baltimore, May 2011

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Goods for sale

The packers arrive in 18 days. We're still trying to find new homes for the car and the swing set...

The people that you meet, when you're walking down the street

A photo op with one of our favorite beggars, Mr. Kalam.

Just super

My two super heroes at Ryaan's birthday party. Thanks to Tareen, Imtiaz and Ryaan for a great afternoon!

My team

This is me with my (fabulous) outbreak investigation team at the latest outbreak village- pesticide poisoning.

Easter morning photo shoot

(Wardrobe provided by Grandma.)

My lovies

St. Paddy's Day

Yeah! Let's hear it for green ice cream on St. Patrick's Day!

It's the little things

Nothing like a popscicle on the back porch on a hot afternoon!

Dress up

Odin and Lily both enjoyed the dress up clothes Lily got for her birthday!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Lily!

We celebrated Lily's second birthday in March. The day was filled with friends, balloons, and cake. Happy birthday sweet girl!

Morning movie

The kids get to watch one movie a day. Their selections include The Cat in the Hat and Frosty the Snowman. I believe this morning was Green Eggs and Ham. It's a very quiet 20


The Zapper

This is a plastic racket with an electrified mesh face that we use for killing mosquitoes. It's a fabulous tool. The kids refer to it affectionately as "The Zapper". We use it to hunt for mosquitoes in the net every night before bed. I won't miss all the mosquitoes. Twenty-eight more days.

Friday, February 27, 2009

An evening at the ball

A few weeks ago we attended ICDDR,B's Black and White Ball, afffectionately known locally as the Diarrhea Ball because proceeds go to support ICDDR,B's diarrhea hospital. Our last ball in Dhaka for a while...

Sharing a box