Saturday, October 13, 2012

Coming to America!

Days are filled with house hunting, juggling children, deciding which restaurant or grocery store to catch meals and marveling at the luxury of drinkable tap water again. 

To say we are on overload is an understatement. 

The girls have finally settled into our temporary rental home (a lakefront mansion we rented on a wonderful fluke) after 2 weeks visiting family and friends back "home" in Illinois/St. Louis. We hope to put an offer in on a Texas home this week, after 3 rocket days of viewing new and slightly used houses. This home doesn't need to fulfill us, it just needs to meet our shelter requirements for a short time, which is so different from our first fixer upper and our last "dream home" that was the home, but never could give us the edge of that dream.

The dream has become this crazy life in the foreign service, that still makes us giddy and fulfilled.
Stay tuned as we re-Americanize ourselves.


  1. Ooh, a lakefront mansion? Sounds fancy!

    You've got me reminiscing on our time in Houston. We loved it so much and miss it terribly. Luckily we have family in the area so we make it back every now and then. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  2. Ok now...this house on the lake is absolutely gorgeous!!! Can you keep renting until after my visit ? :) We miss you guys..just isn't the same without you around. Was at a dinner the other night and someone asked "so where in the states are you from?" I'm reminded of your departure too frequently if you ask me!

  3. Love the mansion on a lake!! How absolutely exquisite! If you have to re-Americanize you might as well do it in style!