Saturday, July 11, 2009

Too bored to blog

Actually, that's a lie - but it rhymed. We've not been bored, but we've not been doing much exciting either. In addition to accomplishing appointments and other admin stuff (which do tend to be boring) we've mostly been quietly enjoying ourselves as a family... watching TV, playing games, going on walks, etc. Good for us, but not very interesting as blog fodder.

So... time for some "goodbye to Cairo" flashbacks!

We said goodbye to school...


We spent a lot of time hanging out with friends...
with all our stuff packed up, kids had to be creative for playtime fun...
We had a few more dance lessons...
and some watergun fights...
and, of course, there was a ton of swimming to fit in before we left.




We also went on a lovely boat ride with 'goodbye party' picnic on the water. It was a beautiful day to be out on the water!

And we went on a last minute trip to the Citadel, the most medieval place in Egypt, and al-Azhar Park, an amazing oasis of green in downtown Cairo. (The Tour Egypt links above are wonderful resources - please visit their sites and read a bit!). We had another clear and beautiful day for it - although it started to get hot by the end of the day.

Ok. Now... eventually... we do plan on doing more exciting and bloggable stuff, but for the near future, we are doing what I recommend that everybody do with their summer. Chill out and enjoy. :)

15 comments:

Christine said...

Fun, fun pictures! We miss you!

Cynthia said...

Hey Chris, I think you've all been having a great time -we've mostly been quietly enjoying ourselves as a family... watching TV, playing games, going on walks, etc. - that is the stuff of a good life! Have a great weekend.

bettyl said...

Family stuff is always the best kind of fun! Isn't it great to watch kids see things for the first time?! I love it!

You guys enjoy yourselves and get back to us in your own time when you are settled. We will be here waiting, no matter how long it takes.

Anonymous said...

You girls are very cute.

Expat Mom said...

Glad to hear that you guys are having fun together! Enjoy the summer and don't worry about us . . . we'll still be here when you have something you think is worthy of blogging (though I think walks and such are totally worth putting up, just so you know). :)

Tobi said...

Oh my, "quietly enjoying ourselves" is hard to imagine around here, but it sounds really good. Enjoy!

Julia said...

That looks like really fun . I miss you all . I love you all rachel

3 Bay B Chicks said...

It has been awhile! Thank you, thank you for sharing this post with us. I wasn't quite ready to say good-bye to Cairo yet.

This was a fabulous send-off!

-Francesca

LiLu said...

Your kids have the COOLEST life! And, of course, the coolest Mom ;-)

The Cowgirl said...

Sorry, far behind on reading...

Great shots from Cairo...I'll miss seeing those :) Hope you're enjoying the summer!

Julia said...

that looks like a lot fun to me I love you all . and miss u too. love RACHEL

Julia said...

Those are great photos. I can't wait to see you again.

Tanya said...

Hi Connie Thanks for the La Nouba site it looks awesome. Mac and I would love to see O and Beatles Love too but we would have to make it to Las Vegas for that. We are hoping one day to live a bit closer to that side of the world. Hope you guys are all doing ok in the 'between time'. I miss reading your news and hearing about what youve been up to!! Do you know when you move on yet?

Tina in CT said...

I keep checking back to see what you've been up to and to see if you have written about where you'll be moving.

I now have a blog.

Tina in CT said...

School is starting so I figured you are moved, unpacked and about to start blogging again. The big question - where are you?

Hope you had a great summer back in the States.