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Monday, June 11, 2012

It just hit me....

It's been a crazy ride since finding out that I've been selected for a Fulbright Teacher Exchange in Tonbridge, England for the 2012-2013 school year! I've been so busy with all the preparations, that it really didn't hit me until my husband, Carl, and I left for church yesterday that it will be 14 months until we are at our home in Auburn together again. (Carl left from church on a trip to 3 of his favorite places, Zion National Park, a game convention, and Disneyland.) We had a great time seeing "The Tempest" at the lovely California Shakespeare Theater in the forest near Orinda on Saturday as our last "hot date" until we meet up for a few days in Washington DC in August. After that, we most likely won't see one another until he comes to visit me next spring. I feel so fortunate to have a husband who supports me when I feel called to ventures that take us in different directions.


  1. Love the picture! Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? You two ought to be set for many, many years after this!

  2. Thanks, Kim. That photo was taken when we were floating in my inflatable boats while camping at Lake Kirkwood. Yes, we should be set for a while! Thank you so much for getting this blog set up for me; I would have never done it without you!

  3. You got a keeper. Only a good people put up with all the drama and work teachers regularly bring home.

    1. Ryan, you are right there! On top of all that, he even sent me a white dress to tie dye while I'm working in the "craft cave" of a retreat center in the Cascade Mountains. (We have "Tie Dye Tuesday" every week). Can't believe I'm going to be leaving him for 14 months!

  4. you guys are truly amazing !!!!


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