So, we are well and truly home now. We did the “we’re HOME!” song and dance and the girls had joyous reunions with books and toys that had been stored all year. I’m still unpacking but, totally predictably, already have wanderlust for the next trip and nostalgia for the one we just took. So I scrolled through Flickr and iPhoto and amused myself with a bunch of silly photos, outtakes from our year, if you will. They’ll never be ‘framers’ but do show the silly, exhausting aspects of foreign travel with young kids.

There are way too many photo opps in a “year on.” Someone always refuses to pose. (Here, first day at JAIS)

Terence wasn’t sure the elevated Urn Tomb at Petra was a good place for a pig pile. The girls and I respectfully disagreed.

Despite the faces, we really loved each and every visit from grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends! THANK YOU all.

Lighting candles, making wishes = 5 minutes of peace so the other parent can visit the church

Contraband bacon all the way from the US (oh, the things we missed!)


International language of ice cream

Transitions exhaust adults, too








About hilarymead

Taking two young kids, a great husband, and a whole lot of questions to Jerusalem for a year's sabbatical.
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1 Response to Outtakes

  1. Suzanne says:

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeezzz don’t stop blogging. Just because you’ve changed countries doesn’t let you off the hook :-). Quite a few of us are avid readers and I for one am imagining all the thoughts and comparisons and rememberings that will be lost if you don’t keep writing. Waddya say, huh?

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