Tuesday, September 8, 2009

home sweet home

It’s rare for the Americans to swing a trip home during the year. It usually requires either an assignment in Mexico or an in-between trip from South America to Asia. Thinking, or in truth hoping, we’d be spending the remainder of the year in Asia we decided to use vacation time to come home and booked a trip for 5 days in Atlanta.

Georgia decided to forego the red carpet and instead greet us with a soaking wet reception the minute we got off the plane. I can’t say that the torrential downpour through downtown’s morning commute was exactly heartwarming but as soon as Pablo opened the door and our little Monkey came running out we knew we were home.

No matter how exciting our life may be at present, the desire to be around those who really know and love us is always there. It is far too easy to feel out of sight and out of mind when you’re so far away. So, to have so many of you come out really meant the world to us. We can’t thank you guys enough.

5 days is not a lot of time to squeeze in friends, family, doctor appointments, shopping, errands, mexican food, etc. It was a whirlwind of a trip with absolutely no down time. But, through the hectic schedule and sheer exhaustion it still felt incredible to put our arms around loved ones and just be ourselves.

We seriously miss you guys already but take comfort in knowing we’ll be seeing you again very soon. Love y’all!

p.s. If you have pics from Saturday night can you email them to me? I'm a moron and deleted the few I had before uploading (see previous entry about my brain not working thanks to the jet lag). Thanks Ann for these!

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