I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time.  In fact, it’s had this title since I first learned what it meant- We’re going home.  I hear it at the beginning of the year until the kids learn to say the phrase in English.

Nici protesting the move.

I have a ridiculously mixed up amount of emotions swarming around our departure.  Is it normal to have such concrete endings to different stages of life?  Regardless, I want to tell you a few of the things I”ll miss the most about this part of my life.

The third graders started getting sad that we’re leaving so they made me all this lovely jewelry.

I like to imagine what Natalka, the girl in the middle, is thinking… maybe, “Just get your heads a little closer, okay?”

That’s quite a list of things I’ll miss.  Good thing we’re coming back in only three months.  On the flip side, there are so many things I’m happy to see and experience in the US this summer.

See you in TWO days people.

American Week at a nearby grocery store. This is what America looks like right? Pizza + Peanut Butter + Chocolate Muffins?