Okay, so here is a little glimpse of Mitch's time home in photos. We planned very little while he was home, and just mostly hung out doing normal stuff in reverse from the olden days. I went to work and he stayed home and cooked and drove kids and poured me a glass of wine when I walked in the door. Which RULED.
|The dog did not leave his side the entire time he was home. He cried for days after he left again.|
|This happened. A lot.|
|I put on some eyelashes and we went to the Marine Ball|
|The kids received medals from the Ambassador for sharing their Dad with the State Department|
|Thanksgiving with our besties.|
On Mitch's last weekend home, we went with a group of friends to an adventure park. I know. Ew. But, we stayed in pousadas, which are like little rustic apartments. There was a campground there, too, but like I said, ew. We had a great time. The kids all signed up for rapelling down the waterfall cliffs, and I signed up for a change of underwear, but as luck would have it, it rained too much and it was too dangerous, so YAY! Rapelling was cancelled. The kids still got to go ziplining.
|On the way to Salto Corumba, the adventure camp, we saw this overturned truck. Driving in Brazil is dangerous, yo.|
|Outside our pousada. Not a leaf!|
|There were two waterslides at the place. As you can see, the kids had a terrible time. Also, rules about how many kids can go on the slide at a time aren't a big deal.|
Not shown: Me throwing up as my babies ziplined across a waterfall with a flooded river below.
|There was an ice cream bar at Salto Corumba where you could build your own sundae, so THAT didn't suck.|
|On the way home, there was another overturned truck. Apparently that's a thing here.|
And then the inevitable hard goodbye.
That part DID suck.