After 4 years back home, it’s time again. We knew we wanted one more shot at living abroad with our kids and so…. to Seoul we go. I’m so excited, but I also know the amount of work it takes to move your family abroad inside of 6 months. My knowledge is a gift but … More Here We Go Again..
We ended up using some hotel points to book a room in Seattle for the weekend. What most people don’t know is the Pacific Northwest has THE MOST beautiful summers ever. Seattle did not disappoint and we were gifted with 70 degree sunny weather to enjoy the city. It was never meant to be relaxing, … More 48 Hours in Seattle
I have been awfully quiet, mostly because I didn’t really know where to start. This 6 month transition has been a roller coaster… some great, some bad and a little bit of everything else. But here we are, settled in and loving our new normal. We made it, and while I have many drafted blog … More Being Grateful in the Middle
We are still living in transitional housing….. and we are slowly inching our way forward. The holidays and a government shutdown tend to slow your forward progress when it comes to purchasing a home and all the other details of reconnecting your life. For the next few months, my role will be to continue to … More What Now?
So here we are. We have told the kids that we are moving home. They are both excited, but not entirely sure how this new life at home looks just yet. It is home, but it will also be a new house, new schools, and new routines. We are sub 30 days and I … More Growing Up Expat: Going Home
It’s no secret, I miss a good book-store. Maybe it’s the Portlander in me, but browsing all the latest books, sipping coffee and the quiet murmur of people is one of my top 5 favorite things. Haven’t been able to find that here in a real consistent way. Especially books in English. Until … More The Logos Hope in Port
Good news. We found a barn, with horses, and a riding school and I couldn’t be happier. As I sat on the outside of the arena, watching my kids take their first lesson, I thought about how many hours my own parents had logged watching me. I don’t know if my children will … More In the Spirit of Trying…
We just arrived back in Cartagena after a whirlwind tour of the West Coast, but it was everything we hoped for! Friends, Family, Food and Fun! We weren’t sure how the kids would respond to going home after only a few short months and then having to leave again, but it turns out that kids … More Our Time Away
We are at the 3 month mark and it is not hard to believe we have been here this long. It feels like 3 months and we have accomplished as much… In this past month we have ventured out visiting places via boat and longer car trips. Our comfort level with our neighborhood and all … More 3 Months In…
There is one very magical thing that happens when you leave home for an extended period of time, you get to come home! The anticipation is almost as good as the event itself. For weeks now, we have been talking about who we want to see, what we want to do and the places … More Going Home…