I think we have settled back into life in Arizona again. Unfortunately we have to leave it again on Tuesday evening. I almost feel like everything is as I left it before I left, sure there are new buildings and shops, but my friends seem to be just as I left them. I love the feeling I have had since I have been home. I guess China has been good for me.
This past Monday we met up with some of my MOMS Club friends. It was nice to get the kids together and catch up with their lives. We also had the pleasure of meeting our friend Julie's new baby Caden and see his big brother Jack. We ended our night with dinner at our dear friend Thuong's house.
Thuong with his two favorite kids!
Thuong's niece Michelle was and is our babysitter. Here is a picture of Michelle with her brother Morris and boyfriend Paul with the kids. Michelle really helped me out while I was home with the kids and gave me some much needed time on my own. Michelle you rock!!!
Angus and Jack
Tuesday we had a swim and lunch date with our friend Bronagh and her son Jack. Bronagh's husband is my eye doctor and Bronagh is from Northern Ireland. It was so nice to catch up with them although Angus was being his bruiser self and doing his best impression of Lenox Lewis. In the evening I had the pleasure of meeting up with my old knitting group. It was great to see everyone and catch up. I am so glad the Stitch 'n Bitch group is still alive and well after all this time.
Wednesday we departed from Casa Barkat and moved over to Casa Galloway. It was sad to say good-bye to the Barkat's, but I am sure that Miss Tatum was very happy to see the back side of Angus. Angus decided it was the right time to start his behaviors of hitting, biting, pushing and kicking. Wednesday evening I went to see "The Yarn Harlot" at the Fiber Factory. I have never read her blog or read any of her books, but I had heard she was hilarious. She definitely didn't disappoint. She was great and so witty.
Thursday we had the pleasure of dining with Mr. and Mrs. (Robert) Smith. Unfortunately they didn't have the pleasure of dining with us. Angus was into absolutely everything especially throwing various dog toys at their huge dog Zeus. Nancy made an incredible dinner of Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta and Pesto and the most incredible salad I have ever had. I highly recommend trying this out, it is amazing! Even though the kids were a bit unruly we had a nice time catching up with Nancy and Robert and I am sure they will hear lots about them in the upcoming months!
After dinner we stopped by Duck and Decanter to see one of my knitting friends Michelle, who I recently discovered is expecting her first baby in November! Congratulations to Michelle and her hubby! I also made a quick trip to see a few of Jonny's rugby friends.
I bet you can't believe how exhausted I am!