I admit I have been remiss in my blogging. Rest assured though that I still have lots to say and lots to share. After Christmas we went on an eight day road trip to the south of Spain (it just sounds cool, doesn’t it?), we visited three different cities and the Mediterranean Sea, we attended the Reyes Mangos festival, and returned home to a freezing cold house and a supersized electric bill. Ironic, huh? I have thoughts on the upcoming year, hundreds of pictures to organize, upload and comment on, thoughts on the ubiquitous Spanish plazas and on everyday life here. I have more Spanish to learn and more trips to plan. I have kids to get caught up on their “American” school. And quite clearly I have to share with you!
We have friends arriving this week! We are SO excited!! The girls have been counting down the days for months now. They are SO excited to have friends that speak English. It’s a little hard to play, especially make-believe play, when the other kids don’t speak the same language. The girls play with their friends is much more physical….tag, piggy-back rides, pushing, wrestling, chase. Activities that connect but don’t require a lot of verbal cues. It was interesting to realize and watch how they found a way to connect. We’ll be out and active and travelling while our friends here as well. And more importantly, we’ll be refreshing our souls with good friends.