22 August 2007

We did it!

22 August 2007

I think a lot of people questioned our sanity a bit when we decided to move to a mysterious island that was over 7,000 miles from anything familiar - especially since Eric hadn't even passed the bar yet. Thankfully, as most of you know, we've been really blessed by our decision to move here, and of course Eric passed the bar! Not only that, but he loves his job as a supreme court clerk for Justice Manglona.

For those of you who don't know, Saipan is among the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (in Micronesia). If you've heard of it, you're probably a WWII buff. The area was secured by the Americans from the Japanese in the Battle of Saipan in 1944.

You may have heard of the Mariana Trench which isn't too far from us. Apparently, it's the deepest location on the surface of the Earth's crust!

That's a scary thought considering that we're surrounded by ocean on all sides, and Saipan is only 12 mls long x 5 mls wide. I hope we don't get sucked into the Mariana Trench! :)