Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011 - Home Again

We arrived in Nairobi on Saturday night after a wonderful the second leg of our trip, four weeks in Massachusetts. We were able to see many our of family and friends in that time and appreciated all of the traveling that other people did to accommodate us. We're sorry to those of you we missed and hope that our next trip to the US widens our net a bit further. I have a few blogs and pictures to post of our time in the US which I will do so over the course of the next week (now that we're back in Kenya, pictures takes A LOT longer to upload!).

In the meantime, we were really happy to arrive back to our own house after being away for six weeks. Grace and Noah were excellent on our 24-hour trip and there were no glitches getting home at all. Charles was waiting at the airport with our car and Rose had cleaned our house the day before in anticipation of our arrival. Grace kept exclaiming yesterday, "I'm at Grace's house!" Unfortunately, our old foe JET LAG has set in. Grace had a pretty normal schedule yesterday but woke up at 10:00 pm last night, after only 2 1/2 hours of sleep, and didn't go back to sleep until 2 am. So now, it is 9:00 am and I have not been able to wake her up. Looks like she won't be going back to school just yet. We'll try again tomorrow!

Last night Grace and Noah had their first bath together, with Noah sitting in the Bumbo seat. He initially seemed against the idea of bathing with his sister, but after a few minutes he settled in and she loved it: "I'm taking a bath with Noah!"

The "next big thing" in our life will be finding a new job for Kristoffer, whose contract with WFP ends in November. We've got six months to land a new job and relocate, and are currently pursuing any and all possibilities. An international move with two little ones? I'm sure I'll report on several anxiety attacks in the future. For now, your best wishes and sending good "job karma" our way will be appreciated. Stay tuned!

LMW

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