Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter in America

We are back! Well, back in the United States. We landed in Philadelphia on March 25th and spent the whole first week trying to unpack and adjust the family to the time change. We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and the boys seem to have adjusted well.

It was a blessing to be able to celebrate Easter here. It still doesn't feel like "home," but getting to do "normal" Easter stuff for me and Scott, like church, easter egg hunt, candy, and lamb and ham for dinner, helped our transition back to the States. It helped to be able to focus on the positive things we had missed about living here, instead of the things we are missing in Uganda.

We have a pretty crazy schedule for the next few months, but are excited to see a lot of friends we have missed these past two years. PLEASE email us, Facebook us, or something! We want to see you. We will post our schedule on the blog soon.

A few funny cultural moments:

  • Walking around to the wrong side of the car to get in
  • Saying, "we need antibiotics, why not just pick some up later today?" because in Uganda, you can go to a pharmacy and get whatever you want without a prescription
  • Trying to explain what TV commercials are to boys who have mostly only watched movies or TV shows bought on iTunes
  • Going to the park to play in winter coats with the hoods buttoned, while the other family was there in sweatshirts. It was 50F a good ten degrees colder than the coldest it has been for us in two years
  • Tim being so excited that bath water is safe to drink (not a good idea, but not unsafe)
  • Toilets that flush themselves