Firstly, sorry it’s been so long since our last post. For those of you still tuning in, you’ll most likely remember our intense, emotional journey to get home from China. Check out the video Alison made (in the previous post) for more info on how we got home.
While COVID continues to change the landscape of the world and society as we know it, we made the best of our time back home. Sure, we quarantined ourselves twice (once upon arrival back from China and once more after we made a quick day trip to NYC for our new work visas), got 3 COVID tests (yep, the brain-tickler kind), and found many of our favorite restaurants, bars, and hangouts changing with the times, we made the best of it and had an amazing summer.
Seeing friends and family was incredibly special. We cooked, shared, and ate some amazing food, played games, sang songs, talked well into many nights, and made some great new memories with familiar faces. Plus, the downtime during our different quarantines gave us an opportunity to reconnect with our families, many of whom hadn’t actually seen us in years.
Below are just some of the highlights from our summer back home in the 802.
To everyone who gave us a place to stay, cooked us a meal, invited us over, listened to our stories, or just showed up to hangout…from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Even though we may be far away for much of the time, we take you all with us everywhere we go. You are wonderful. You are beautiful. And we love each and everyone of you. Thank you for being part of our life’s journey. It truly wouldn’t be the same without you all. Until we see each other again soon!
“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know it’s beauty all the days of your life.” -Apache Blessing
UPDATE: We have safely arrived at our new home in Sofia, Bulgaria! We will be posting soon about the city, our new school, and our first impressions of this beautiful place. Stay tuned!