We’re very happy to be home in Israel. The flight was great. The kids all fell asleep within an hour after taking off and slept for the entire flight.
The house is great. Our friend Sophia surprised us with welcoming signs on our front door.
These first few days have been very busy running errands, buying various household items and working hard on getting settled in. After several trips to the mall, supermarket, hardware store, kitchen supply store, etc., I think we’re just about there. We all had fun trying to navigate our way around the stores with everything written in Hebrew!
Between errands, the kids love having a pool at the house.
We also joined the local pool club that is populated mostly by other families with young children. Should be a great way to meet new friends.
Danielle found Orange Theory and has already started attending classes (no surprise there).
Today we ventured into Tel Aviv and spent several hours enjoying the iconic beach. The water was beautiful and the waves were great for boogie boarding.
We stopped at the market on our way back from TA to pick up last minute items for our first Shabbat together in Israel. Tomorrow will be spent further exploring our neighborhood and a few of the parks here in Raanana that we’re told are beautiful.
This first Shabbat feels especially meaningful. We are all very grateful to be here.