Since Being Home…

Well, here we are just 2 months into being home in America, having traveled the world, in a manner of speaking…

…and I’m excited to inform you that a baby has gotten me a job! 🙂 Read on for the explanation.

On August 2, I arrived home. And, forewarned of the current job market & economy, I anticipated a lengthy wait until I could find new employment.

So, not feeling too rushed or anxious about the job-hunt process, I headed out to Phoenix for 3 weeks. Here, I spent 20 wonderful days with my sister, Nora, brother-in-law, Travis, and niece and nephew, Kate and Grant, pictured with me below:

The days were filled with potty-training for Kate (2 years + 4 months), bottles for growing Grant (born May 13), and LOTS of coffee for the tired adults 🙂 It was a neat time of re-connecting with my sister, seeing her life as a young, grace-filled mother, and also catching up with friends:

Overnight in Tucson with Timarie Lambros and Britt McKenna…gelato after 4 hours of repelling on Mount Lemmon…

The Two “Aunties” Double-Date with Kate

Overnight with the Nam Family, four little kids that I used to babysit here in MD who have all grown up into amazing, fun, godly kids!

Then, I came home on September 22, got a job and did…a Sprint Triathlon yesterday…!!!

…and then I’m off to ITALY on Tuesday night!

Yes, I know, my suitcase seems to be magnet for packing. My two childhood girlfriends and I will be spending 11 days touring Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terre and Rome between October 5 and 16th. What a treat. I can’t wait for the fun of traveling with people I have known for years and years…living/traveling within Africa this past year was awesome, but sometimes it was sad knowing that no one was ever going to be able to put it into context, in the same way that you can when you actually experience the same things TOGETHER.

So, back in a few weeks. Stay tuned.

PS. I am looking to do a major re-design of my blog. I can’t afford much, but if you are reading this, and you want some extra cash, I would be willing to hire you to help me re-design my header, text, font, etc.! Contact me at if interested.

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