Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Checking In

A big hello from Miami!!!

So let's check in with my list of what I'd been missing and see how we are doing less than 48 hours in.

Friends? Oh yeah. Yesterday we met with our homeschool group and last night a group of friends from church came over for a girls' night while my kids were sleeping over at friends' houses. It's been great to laugh so hard my sides hurt.

Weather? Highs have been only around 70 degrees. 70 DEGREES!!!!! I haven't been chilly since last February maybe and it's been great to be a little nippy.

Blue skies? Got 'em.

Grass? Well, it's basically crab grass, but at least it's not sand, dirt or concrete.

Bologna? Check.

Abayas? Not a one in sight.

Radio stations? Yes!

Kids buckled? Thankfully, yes.

People meet you in the eye? Hello, friendly people!

So, in case you lost count, that's eight out of fourteen. Not bad for under two days.

I'm refusing to step foot in either Wal-Mart or Target until I get to Tucson. It's hard as Target is one of the happiest places on earth (sorry, DisneyWorld), but I don't want to lug stuff from here to Arizona that I can just as easily get there.

Today is taking-care-of-business day: pediatrician for medical records, insurance agent to straighten out some stuff, banks, etc. Then tonight we've got church and more friends.

I'll pop back in soon!


ValleyGirl said...

Glad you made it across the ocean safely. Sounds like you're having a wonderful time already!!

Nancy M. said...

I'm glad y'all made it here okay. It's great that you are having so much fun already. Tell your son, my son misses reading his blog.

Misty said...

i sure wish i had an excuse to be in miami! hope the rest of your trip is just fantastic!

Mom To Six said...

Glad you had a safe trip!!! You are only 1.5 hours away from where I'm at. Too funny when just a couple of days ago, you were on the other side of the world.

Debbie said...

Glad to hear you arrived safely! Enjoy your time.

Pennie said...

I'm glad you're having fun! It's always nice to get back home, even if that's way across the world. Maybe I've missed this, but when are you going back to Doha? Or Qatar... I can't remember where it is you said you lived!

Leeann said...

You sound so happy...giddy actually!!

I am thrilled for you all three of you.

Enjoy every moment!!


Claire said...

Glad to hear you are here, and enjoying your time already. How was the travel to get to the U.S.?

Laura said...

That's a lovely list to read. Amazing how simple things can give such pleasure.


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