Well. Let's see. We've been here Stateside for just over a month now and I am amazed at how fast it's gone already! I think we are over the big hump of the transition back to Michigan, which, if we are being perfectly honest, was a bit rockyier (is that a word?) than we anticipated. Oh, nothing earth shattering or frightening, just things that never seemed to be an issue before, you know, like calling the doctors office became overwhelming at times. Noah was even in the middle of setting up internet and we realized it was going to cost way too much a month and he didn't know what to do, so he just hung up the phone. Ha! Yeah, situations that we think we should know what to do, and then all of a sudden we're caught off guard, not knowing how things work. Or things have changed since we left, like Panera now has waiters? I know that's not what they are called, but that's about what it amounts too.
The kids have had a time of it too. One day Forrest asked me if we were going back to Costa Rica tomorrow. Oh honey. And Elliot has just been a ball of tears when he can't find where stuff is. That started in Costa Rica as we were packing up. He would go to look for his shoes and then come back crying because the basket was gone. Poor dude. But they seem to be settled in more here now. And slowly we are developing a routine to our days, which will change again as soon as baby comes, but for now, we are feeling a bit more normal.