It is hard to believe that we are actually here, in Colorado, home for the next year. We are slowly but surely settling in and adjusting. We are unpacking (just what we need at the moment), organizing the bedrooms, filling out paperwork for the boys to return to school, making sure the boys have everything they need for school, and re-connecting with our friends and family.
We left England May 1st and have spent the last 3 months with family in Canada and Mexico. Michael has finished third year and all his medical school exams, he is now settled in Detroit for some 4th year rotations and living with family (we are so very much thankful for this).We left Ontario and spent time with some McGlue family in Detroit before finally arriving at home. Home for the year is with Grammy and Boompa and we could not be more thankful.
the boys were exhausted from all the good times with family, the road trip to Detroit was perfect for an afternoon nap
as we saw this sign we realized it had been almost a year since the boys and I had been in the U.S.
the Ambassador Bridge
not long after our return Uncle Kevin and family experienced one of Colorado's extreme summer storms with large hail and tornado activity - we are very thankful they were all safe
Ella was so happy to serve Ronan tea - we have kept in touch over Skype and she always asks where we are - finally we could spend time together in person
we were so lucky to meet Madeline just after her arrival
Ella was happy to wear the dress I knit for her
such a sweet, sweet baby girl
Although Michael is not with us here (we will get to visit here and there until he finishes in Detroit) we are very thankful for the home that Grammy and Boompa are providing during this next year. We are thankful to spend time with family and meet the new ones.
We are thankful for the wonderful schools the boys will be attending - it allows my mind to be at ease a bit as they transition into attending school once again.
We are thankful for the chance to get into some sort of normalcy as we adjust back into life in the U.S.
It is comforting to know that all our family is on the same continent (U.S. and Canada).
Thank you to everyone (friends and family) for everything, we would not be where we are today without your love and support.