Camping in your own Backyard

When my kids were small, we would set up a tent in the backyard, or even the family room (if it was cold outside) and we would get out the sleeping bags and 'camp'. They loved it - all cozy in the tent with just the things we needed to survive an overnight - complete … Continue reading Camping in your own Backyard

And She’s Rounding the Corner

We have officially entered the home stretch for all this visa falderal. We flew back from my parents house just now, and what was in the mail box? Oh yeah. Our Apostillized FBI background checks, with the official stamps and all the whoozy-whatsits, was waiting for us in the mail box. What? With a pending … Continue reading And She’s Rounding the Corner

Dancing in the Rain

As humans, we've survived because we have been able to evolve and adapt. The people on this planet today - all of us - are a result of DNA that has been resilient enough to make small changes, allowing us to survive long enough to procreate or at least, not get eaten by a sabretooth … Continue reading Dancing in the Rain

Breaking News

Often, we watch the news, but we don't see the connection to ourselves. Especially in today's crazy political climate. The day's headlines fly by and it sounds a lot the teacher from the Charlie Brown cartoons. 'Mwha, Mwha, Mwha Mwha Mwha Mwha'. Nothing more. And then suddenly, it does effect you. Very personally. On December … Continue reading Breaking News

The Packet

Yesterday was a big day. We got all our financial records stamped and signed. This is something that has no legal value in the US. We don't sign or stamp our bank statements or investment statements - but when we enter Spain, they apparently want to see this ink scribble and the stamp with the … Continue reading The Packet