Wednesday, November 30, 2011


We had a nice final week just hanging out and being together.

Saying goodbye just stinks.
 But we know we will see them again when we visit Turkey again.
The kids drew pretty pictures to hang in their house.

And also picked out pieces of pottery for them to take.
The airport always seems like such a rushed goodbye, but we did the best we could.

We had time to enjoy the food court's finest!

These last photos were blurry because it was time for them to get in line, and I did not have time to adjust the camera. It reminds me of how harried everything felt.

So we did what anyone would do...

We took a little ride to the doughnut plant!
But don't ask Addy about the horrific 5 hour drive home because of the accidents on every route we tried.
 He will speak tongues of foul and convulse.
It's really is hard to host people for a month.
But when they leave there is an empty hole that takes time to fill back in with whatever normal is.
We miss them, but it makes those long flights worth it!


Andrea said...

A month is a long time, and the empty space must feel huge. I had tears just looking at the hugs! Thank you for sharing all the joy, and Turkey? That is just so cool.

Jessica said...

The airport pictures are tough. It was such a great visit and you packed so much into 30 days. Saying goodbye must have been so hard. I am so glad I was able to meet them and share in their visit.