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Sarah and Nick. We leave Manila in July of 2011 for a visit back to the states over the summer.In September we report to Washington, D.C. for Spanish language training before heading to Lima, Peru April 2012.
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  • Nia Goes to "Big Kid" School! 1 month ago Ladies and Gentleman- We officially have a Kindergartner in the family!   Nia loved going to preschool, so we made the assumption that the transition to Kindy would be easy peasy. Man were we wrong! We started to notice her behavior deteriorating rapidly about 2 weeks ago, as soon as preschool...
  • African Ingenuity at Its Best 1 month ago I remember when we lived in the Philippines I was impressed by how resourceful people, especially children, could be. One of the memories that sticks with me most was from my visit to Tondo, Manila’s trash dump, where 1.5 million people lived. It was here that I truly realized that every object...
  • Finding My Rhythm 1 month ago Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That is the sound of a big happy Sarah sigh. I’m just so dang content right now folks. Never mind that we had to part ways with Davie or that the new gardener/driver crashed the car yesterday or that Nia told an adult that they smelled and should go take a bath. These things...
  • R&R Recap 4 months ago Ahhh, home sweet home. Was great to get away but oh-how-fantastic it feels to be home. And with a sweet welcome from the girls too! Our last two weeks in Denmark and Greece flew by. In Denmark we filled our time with some castle-hopping, and canal cruising. Check out how low the clearance was on...
  • Cruisin' the Norwegian Fjords 3 months ago Howdy all – I’m finally back with pictures and stories about our cruise through the Norwegian fjords! Thanks for your patience while I got things edited and organized. We started our adventure on Friday, June 2nd. Our flight path was a doozy – Malawi to Nairobi to Frankfort to Copenhagen.... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Peru Silver Award!

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23:40 PM November 21, 2012

Love this blog! Always fun insight into the live and times of a family finding their way around new countries and cultures while holding onto what matters, family and friends from Minnesota all the way to Peru and in between.

Joyce Novak
16:02 PM November 24, 2012

I recommend this blog for the Gold. As a former FS employee who never had blogs or cell phones or skype this is the best way in the world to keep track on what is going on in the country they are living in. It's fun to read and know it takes her hours to put these things on Facebook. And an excellent way to keep us in touch with our granddaughter.

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