27 July, 2006

Welcome To The United States Of America. Please stand behind the yellow line and wait for the next available inspector.

I've spent a lot of time in airports recently, and the title is the first sign I saw when I arrived at the San Francisco airport and entered US territory. The last few weeks back in the states have been relatively good, and the temporary adjustment to life around here hasn't been too traumatic. I've gotten to enjoy things I really missed, like Thai food, walking around in the woods, smoke-free environments, dryers (for clothes), and church. And I've been reminded of things I didn't miss, like horrendous traffic and mandatory tipping.

I spent a little over a week in Ft. Collins, CO at STINT team leader training. It was actually super fun, and Matt and Team Hibbs have posted some pictures/thoughts. Our table was undeniably the coolest place to be for the 14-hour days filled with lectures, coloring, snacks, object lessons, etc. I'm not bragging, it's just a fact. I did take one day off, though, to lay in bed and vomit repeatedly. Other highlights included learning how to run/jog for longer than 10 minutes at a time (thanks Francine!), hanging out with my friends Ashley and 'Jamin, and meeting their very cute baby for the first time.


sarah may said...

Glad you are back home and things are going well. I've missed your posts! And what a cute picture of Joyelle!

~Sarah May

Taylor said...

I'm so glad you guys had a good time! It sounds like it was great fun, except for that vomiting part. I love you and can't wait to see you!

Anonymous said...

I'm SO glad you posted a picture of Sunny. When you described to me your dog covered in bright Bingo paint pen dots, I was a bit confused. It all makes perfect sense now!

Anonymous said...

Man I feel really dumb cos I just realized that I posted a comment for the wrong post. Shucks.