On our second week in America we had to do some catching up on shots. These girls handled it like troopers. Lillian came in with the most shots getting 5 + a finger prick. Hollyn was next with 3 shots + a finger prick. And Taelyn brought up the rear with 2 shots + a finger prick. And Scott and I each got one shot. These girls are so brave!!
On Wednesday night, Taelyn visited the 2nd grade GAs class at our church to talk about our live overseas. This is the class that she would be in if we still lived in America. I taught all of these kids in Mission Friends a few years ago so it was so fun to see how they are all pretty much exactly the same as they used to be… just older! Taelyn did a great job sharing with her friends.
These sweet friends spent some time praying for Taelyn and our family at the end of the class!
Scott and I hear stories of people who live overseas going back to America and being completely overwhelmed with the amount of options there are to buy at Walmart. We’ve heard tale after tale of the cereal aisle completely doing people in. Well, maybe its because we’ve only been gone a year, but Scott and I had a completely different reaction. We didn’t get overwhelmed and end up leaving the store with nothing. We got overwhelmed and ended up wanting to buy all of it! Our carts were full with all of the things that we wanted to eat while home and all of the fun things we wanted to bring back with us!
What we were overwhelmed with was the SIZE of food items offered in the US. When we left there were “family size” boxes of cereal. When we came home they had “GIANT sized” boxes of cereal. And then we stumbled across this 2lb block of Rice Krispies Treats!
And this MASSIVE box of chocolates. No wonder the Asians think we are so fat.
We had a lot of delicious breakfasts like these while home!! Thanks Bebe!!
And a few breakfasts like these that we enjoyed *almost* as much!!
I was able to spend a morning with my women’s Bible study from church sharing about our lives. These women have meant so much to me through the years and I have always been grateful for them and the many Monday mornings that I spent with them in the word. It was so wonderful to be back with them.
Sweet Doughnut!! She loves finding that tiny little spot of sun to lay in. And she lucked out on this day and had a stuffed animal to lay her head on in the little spot of sun!
Gammy made it back to Jackson and we started our final preparations to head back to Asia with her in tow!!
Bebe’s dining room table was filled with all sorts of goodies to bring back with us. Coffee, instant oatmeal, cake mixes, muffin and cookie mixes, applesauce, coffee creamer, deodorant… We had more food items packed in our bags on the way back than clothes!!
On our last full day we finally made it to Mama Hamil’s for lunch! Couldn’t miss that one!!
I wish I could have packed some of this in my suitcase to come back with me!!
Mallory and I are also really bad about taking pictures together. I’m glad we now have a current one!
Miss Millie stopped by to see us one last time before we headed back! Lillian is definitely missing her “best friend” right now! She loves to look at this picture every few days!
We woke up at 4:15am on our travel day back! The girls handled it well, but it definitely made us start the trip super tired.
Taelyn, all ready to go!
Grumpy Hollyn at the airport waiting to board. And check out a tired Lillian in the background!!
On the flight from Jackson to Atlanta! Taelyn was excited to get back to school and friends!
Hollyn was ready for a little nap!
Gammy was excited to be heading back with us!
One last breakfast at Chick-fil-A in the Atlanta airport!
And we finally boarded our long flight (15 hours) headed to Seoul!
We finally made it back to our city and we have been having a blast showing Gammy our lives here!! Thanks for following along on our journey!