A helpmeet

So grateful for a husband who is my biggest cheerleader, and has unflappable faith in my ability to do anything. Even if I sometimes think he is wrong.

Love you honey.


Grateful for a lovely thanksgiving meal with family. Turkey was okay, and dessert was even better. Phew, got that done!



The Library

Grateful that the Arlington library was here for us the last four months. Story time twice a week, and many hours of enjoyment! This is the stack I returned today. An eclectic mix for sure.


A walk in the woods

I should have been packing a box or learning Spanish, or shopping for last minute things. Instead we went for a walk in our local park, where fall is beautiful. Little boys can explore dirt, sticks, leaves, and the occasional squirrel. I’m so grateful to be a witness to it all.



And it’s Lima!

(Picture Machu Picchu or something similar here – I don’t have any pictures yet)

We are going to Lima, Peru for the next three years. In fact, we are leaving for Lima, Peru in the next 3-4 weeks!

I am overjoyed – it is a great opportunity for all of us to learn spanish (well, the fabulous Captain Jack already speaks spanish), see a new part of the world, try excellent food (how I’m looking forward to that!) As much as anything, I’m just so grateful to be out of the world of uncertainty.

Logistics aren’t too bad. Our apartment in Cairo has already been packed and was just sitting in limbo waiting for a final destination (kinda like me!) We don’t have much here, except for all the winter clothes we had to buy since we evacuated Cairo in June and it is now November. I also bought a few kitchen things we just couldn’t function without.

Jack Jr. is already talking about Lima house, although I think he is starting to understand that it means he has to leave his friends, his much beloved teacher, and the world that has become home these last 4-5 months.