Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vacation photos

This is just a really small selection... I took 350 photos altogether! 
Some highlights: staying in cabins at this farm near Elbasan, with some friends. 
My kids adore their kids.

The kids and I went to Dajti with Shpresa and her son Samueli.

We visited many of our favorite places in the city as well.

 There's a lot more on Facebook! I'll write more about the trip soon too.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Bug's Third Birthday! (updated with links)



He doesn't look all that different to me know than he did a year ago, but wow - it's been a year of CHANGES for our Little Dude!

Leaving Tirana, the only home he knew and remembered,

Spending some time in the US, where he was born,

And relocating to our new home in Colombia.

My little guy has grown so much!!! He's not a toddler anymore, he's a kid!  He learned to use the potty, he goes to school now, and is speaking volumes in English and Spanish. He makes me laugh every day.

Friday, July 05, 2013


I am so behind in blogging! Tomorrow we are flying to Albania, an unexpected journey, but I'm so happy. When Terry brought up the possibility of going back this soon, I couldn't even say anything - I just started crying. I hope everything goes well. The kids seem excited, but also want reassurance that we will be coming back home to Colombia. We'll be gone 2 weeks.

Sunday is Gabe's third birthday, and we'll be landing in Tirana around noon. I think it's kind of cool that his first three birthdays will have been in Albania! I hope that he will remember this trip even when he's older.

I'll try to post something while we're there.