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Wonders of life as a Foreign Service Family – Random Thoughts on Home Leave

14 Jul

Well, we’re back in Washington, DC – the last part of our ‘transitional’ Home Leave, surviving thru the perks of living out of our suitcases since May 19… but you know, not bad at all! 😮 No complaints on hauling our three children around, departing La Paz, Bolivia, heading to California for some family catch up… taking the kiddos to Disneyland and Legoland, surviving the long lines, the screaming, the cries for attention and for over-priced popcorn… picking up a few family members along the way, driving all of us to witness in loco the magnificent views offered by the Grand Canyon… and flying back to the East Coast… much has happened, and definitely, no time to spare… not even for blogging!

Need to do a better job trying to catch up with our lives… Haven’t had much free time, I must admit – the little ones keep me on my toes, and as any parent around here must know, Summer Break has all of us [parents] pulling our hair trying to find educational, recreational, interesting and fun activities for our lovies, during this time… it’s work, people… and we’ve been doing this for some 5 weeks already.. again… living out of suitcases, staying with family, long car rides… a few car sicknesses along the way… always fun! 😮

Now, it’s home stretch – a few days in the DC area, and we head out to our newest work and life adventure – Brasília, the capital of Brazil [yeap, the beautiful country that just put out the most unbelievable performance during the recent World Soccer Cup – don’t even get me started on that… as a Brazilian-born soccer-passionate soccer-mom-wife, I’m still recovering from the ‘bad dream’ many of us witnessed these past weeks…] Our family will be in Brasília for the next 3 years. Husband’s duty, as many wives/spouses here would relate and sympathize... 😮

Presently writing from a government-per-diem-acceptpleasant hotel room, packed with my noisy and restless adorable and very understanding little children, enjoying some quite time while I gather my blogging thoughts together [who am I kidding?? And why do we need to have both TVs on, and so loud??] But, all in all, I guess we’re ready for what’s in store for us… let’s wait and see! 😮

Classic pic, right? Gotta have your moment in the sun with Mr Mouse! A quick snapshot from our first stop during Home Leave 2014 - not-yet-tired parents at Disneyland!

Classic pic, right? Gotta have your moment in the sun with Mr Mouse! A quick snapshot from our first stop during Home Leave 2014 – not-yet-tired parents at Disneyland!

 

 

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8 responses to “Wonders of life as a Foreign Service Family – Random Thoughts on Home Leave

  1. joao

    July 15, 2014 at 10:47 am

    tao lindos

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  2. Priscila Giusti

    July 15, 2014 at 8:03 am

    it’s great to hear from you! nice to see you are travelling a lot, as usual and having fun. we miss you all. kisses from me, tio joao and dudu

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  3. Janet Eckman

    July 15, 2014 at 7:04 am

    So missed seeing all five sweet faces while on the East Coast. Safe journey to your new home!
    We love you…Ed and Janet

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      July 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Janet! It’s really a shame we missed each other… but next Summer, for sure! Hugs to Ed,
      Los Mirandas.

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  4. Lucid Gypsy

    July 15, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Ahh wonderful to see you, hang in there you’ll soon be settled and making new friends!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      July 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      That’s the hope, Gilly! Thanks for your continuous support – so appreciated! 😮

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