Saturday, December 14, 2013

Day One Hundred and Sixteen

So, I know it's been a long time.  Three weeks of Mitch being here, then school finals, holiday programs, work, sick kids, blahblahblah.  Being a single parent is way more work than I ever thought it would be.  My God, the driving.  Why do kids need to go to so many different places?

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.