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Not all who wander are lost...

Welcome to my blog dedicated to my family and our crazy foreign service life. Never content with staying in one place, we are excited to share our journey. We've survived two unaccompanied tour (Baghdad 2010-2011 and Baghdad again in 2015-2016), multiple TDYs, and enjoyed a two-year family assignment in Cairo, Egypt. The fab hubby is currently learning Turkish for our next assignment...Istanbul, Turkey! We leave for Turkey sometime in summer 2017. I write about what I know. Which is mainly kids, tween drama, gross pets, dealing with lots of government info, our moving adventures, being a nurse, yoga, running, living on too-little sleep, and an addiction to coffee lattes. I hope you'll enjoy this glimpse into our lives.

Monday, August 15, 2011

So, if you need me...

Or rather, I should say "us". If you need "us" (and by "us", I mean me and the fabulous hubby), we won't be there. We left from Ohio yesterday and came out to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia for four days.

And by four days, I mean four fabulous child-free days. No drool, no boogers, no 3am feedings. No boo-boo's, no throw-up, no crying, no screaming, no door slamming, no chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese dinners.

We choose restaurants based on the total number of children seated in the restaurant. If there are more than two, we move on. Unless there is only one and that child is screaming and crying, then we still move along.

Starbucks is a double stop everyday. Unless we feel a third is needed.

So far, we've gone shopping and haven't bought a single item that a child could love [Yet! We'll be Lego and Bitty Baby shopping tomorrow, of course!] I have, however, treated myself to three new pairs of shoes.

We had dinner with my husband's brother and his wife today. First time we've been out to see them without kids in, like, eight years. In fact, the last time I saw my sister-in-law, we had to go dumpster-diving in McDonald's with the kids for her glasses. Not cool.

Hotel is posh, the pup has traveled with us, and Jason and I are enjoying some much-needed couple time. I'm doing a long run tomorrow AM; later this week, I'm catching up with some DS spouses; plus, weather-permitting, Jason and I kayak the Potomac. And will have no fears of any of our darling munchkins falling into the river. Perfect.

[but...you know...we miss them, anyway.]

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the "kid-free" time! I know we all love our kids, but I can totally relate to your "sense of relief".... (smiles!) no night feedings? awesome! I do love my 8-month-old baby girl, but seriously, when you've got toddlers waking up at 5:30a, a couple of night feedings can really mess you up! Hope you're all enjoying your time - best wishes for your vacation!