The Trip Home…and Back

I have a Christmas post coming so that I can remember our first Christmas away but I know that you’re all waiting on the chaos that ensued on our travels with our two little darlings so we’ll do things out of order. Our travels began with a 4:15 wake up call for the kiddos and…

Six Months In

When you first meet someone as an adult, your brain tries to tie in this new person to existing brain schema. That’s why new people you meet so easily remind you of others you know or have seen. You find yourself turning to a mutual friend and asking, “Doesn’t so and so remind you of…”…

City Getaway to Edinburgh or The Trip Where the Kids Vomit

First of all, it’s Ed-in-bur-ah, not Ed-in-burg as we would say in the US. If you say it the American ways you get a lot of snickers and eye rolls. Brett says that it’s like someone saying New Or-leeeeens instead of New Or-lins or N’Awlins to a native Louisianian. For some reason it has been…

Brooks’ Birthday Weekend

I have a 6 year old! It doesn’t seem possible! How am I old enough to have a child that is SIX YEARS OLD?? You might notice a piece of furniture in those pics. We were so sick of having nothing to sit on so we bought a little outdoor set just to not sit…

Visas and Flights

Shit is getting real.  We spent a mere 2.5 hours in the visa office yesterday. Thank goodness Brett is finally home. I don’t know what I would have done without man-on-man coverage. Monkey See and Monkey Do were running around the hot office like caged animals that had their first taste of freedom. It is…

The Journey Begins

Last week was a big week for Brooks! He had his first plane ride and his first (hopefully of many) international trips. Aside from complaining about the distance he had to walk in the airport, he was actually really well behaved! I was thrilled that the bar was set up in such a prime location…