Friday, February 20, 2009

Culture Shock

We just got back from a short trip to Idaho. There were good times with family but it was also an amazing opportunity to expose our kids to different people and cultures. We spent a lot of time answering important questions like, "Why are there so many stores for guns here?" and, "What does P-A-W-N mean?" I think I'm starting to understand you loved ones from Idaho a little bit better...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Is it really Valentine's Day?

I didn't mean to quit blogging so abruptly. All of the sudden there was just so much to do. I painted, packed and unpacked, went to Wyoming for some Tamara-Time, applied for jobs, had an interview, got an offer (I think), took some adoption classes, made Baklava twice, sent my sister to China, sent Bryce back to Vietnam (and got him back home again safe and sound), went to the theatre (Memphis was amazing)... and I realized last night, when I got up for my habitual bathroom break around two o'clock, and bumped into my familiar table and chairs, that I'm home. It was a happy safe feeling that nearly overwhelmed me in my semi-sleeping state. I had to go straight back to bed. Then I didn't wake up until 8:15. So, all in all, things have been going pretty well.