Thursday, July 3, 2014

Goodbye Turkey

We are saying goodbye.  It has been an adventure with lots of ups and some downs.  We're excited to return home, but sad to leave some things behind.  Here are a few of the great (and not so great) things we're saying goodbye to:

* the kindest people ever
* neighbors that love our kids
* neighbors that feed our kids candy, chocolate, and ice cream any opportunity they have
* the almost daily walks to the market to buy something
* an awesome bread slicing machine at the store
* celebrity status (the kids might have culture shock when they realize not every single person wants to talk to them and take their photo!)
* Turkish women reprimanding my mothering
* call to prayer (I like it, but James doesn't really like being woken up at 3:30 am).
* a very simple life (maybe a little too simple?)
* no one to talk to
* 5 flights of stairs lots of times a day
* chaotic driving and CRAZY pedestrians
* church on our own (thank goodness!!)
* propane tank for our cooking
* nasty cheese
* friendly strangers giving our kids candy
* neighbors above/below/next to us that sleep in many hours after we've been awake
* crazy adventure


Chad said...

Glad you had such a great time. I've been a slacker at following your adventures, but glad you are all doing well!