Welcome to the Wandering Drays!

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.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Coming to an End

Our month-long R&R is coming to an end here in the U.S.  Lots of emotions about that, and I'm not sure I'm ready just yet to pour those emotions out into words.

For now, I'll leave it at this:  It's been awesome.

We're leaving to head back to Cairo in two short days. On Monday we'll embark on yet THREE more UNITED AIRLINES flights.  Painful.

But we did get our luggage back from them, all of it.  And again, thank you kind stranger in London for finding and returning Abby's beloved iPad.  It means the world to her.

Enjoy these pics.  They are from our trip to Melbourne Beach, Florida.  We spent a week in Florida this trip, taking the kids to Disney and LegoLand.  But of course, we had to visit the beach!  We spent the afternoon frolicking and watching storms roll by.  It was beautiful.

My favorite shot.  Note the storm rolling by.

Abby has always loved the ocean.


Waiting for that perfect wave.
Kellen's middle name is Murphy.  It means "sea-warrior."  Fitting.


  1. Love these pictures! So glad you had an amazing month here! Hopefully your travels back to Cairo are WAY better than your travels from...FINGERS AND TOES crossed!!!!

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