Jet lag for seven

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After 7 months and a 27 hour journey around the world we finally arrived greeted by huge grins at the airport 9:30 pm local time on Jan 1.

They cheerfully hauled our 30+ pieces of luggage (ok that includes carry on) and dropped us at our real home that is only ours, and we had a party.  

Like only 6 and 8 year olds can. 

At 130 am these two had a joyful reunion with their workbooks. 

 

Now 4 days later we look like a house of hoarders.  Piles everywhere of random stuff. 

A towel and things drying that got drowned in bubble bath that I forgot to put in a ziplock bag. 

  

And the schedule, oh the schedule.  Yesterday people went to bed anywhere between 3 and 8 pm (I was last), and by 11 pm the first ones started waking up asking for food. We were all up for the day by 3 am.    

 

Hard boiled eggs for lunch.

Kids went to a conveniently scheduled weeklong tck camp for the afternoon, while I entered the local police station (aka nicotine chamber) to register our return.  

Goodbye land of imagined privacy, hello land where your business is everybody’s. 

Takeout for dinner. Again.  

But we are home.  

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10 responses »

  1. Welcome home!!!!

    I understand… minus the kids. 😉

      On Monday, January 4, 2016 8:03 PM, Chopstix for Six wrote:  

    > soccernorsk posted: ”   After 7 months and a 27 hour journey around > the world we finally arrived greeted by huge grins at the airport > 9:30 pm local time on Jan 1. They cheerfully hauled our 30+ pieces of > luggage (ok that includes carry on) and dropped us at our rea” > >

  2. So glad your trip is completed. Sad about the wallet. Ugh! Thank you for taking the time to share your homecoming with us! Miss you all a ton but know you are all happy to be home. Air hugs!!!!!! ❤

  3. nicotine chamber…oh yeah
    bubble bath…bath
    round the clock eating and sleeping…I hear you
    tck camp…yes, perfectly timed!

    Much love and welcome!!

  4. Happy for your safe trip home . We enjoyed our visit with your amazing family! Wishing you a blessed and fulfilled new year . Still look out and see you dancing in the street ! Love to all.

  5. Love your blog! You are so real! I love your positive attitude! When life gives you split bubble bath, you decide to laugh about it! Laughter is good medicine! Glad you all made it in one piece and God kept you safe! Welcome back to the place God wants you to be! Bless your giving hearts! Okay sing it with me, Splish, Splash, I was taking a bath.

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