Friday, November 27, 2009

Olivia told us at dinner tonight that she has decided what she wants to be when she grows up.

She says she wants to be a teacher. "I would really like to be a queen because I like to make rules but Mom.....the queen always dies of some strange illness (speaking of the queen of Cinderella and Snow White) so I don't think I want to be a queen."

Claire's answer to the question. "I don't know......but I am gonna live with you Mommy".

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Aside from the obvious, holidays, I get the most "homesick" when I hear the National Anthem of the United States. Last week we went to an event at the girls school and it opened with playing "The Star Spangled Banner" while raising our flag. I cannot sing that song anymore without tears that roll down my cheeks.

I suppose when you go for MONTHS without hearing your National Anthem, you grow numb to being the foreigner but be able to stand with your hand over your heart and sing ..."land of the free and the home of the brave" ......! I don't think I will ever take that opportunity for granted again.

Monday, November 16, 2009

She did NOT put that there!

My girls never cease to amaze us with their sense of entertainement and humor.

Claire exits the bathroom saying "Look, I'm a bunny rabbit".

you got know where she stuck her toilet paper!

This has to be a Hobson trait...urg!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Oh my....I knew I had not posted any news in a long time but 1 month?! I am so sorry to both of you faithful blog readers.:)

Well, then about a very quick update:

1. Doctor appointments......DON'T ASK!
2. Contractors in the house every day for 8 hours.
3. A very mean, hard-headed dog named Chloe.
4. Work.
5. 2 girls in elementary school and all of the parties that go with that.
5. Did I mention doctor appointments?

I could go on and on but I will spare you the details only because you are friends and well, you probably would not stick around to read them anyway.

Thanks for hanging in there and checking back. I hope to get back in the swing of things soon.