Monday, August 11, 2008

US OF A :)

Wow, about three weeks have passed since my feet landed on US soil, and now it is time to move onto the Philippines! It was wonderful to take in time with family and friends and catch up on everything and where things were left off 26 months ago. It is such a satisfactory feeling knowing that none of us "skipped a beat" and watch the conversational lines pick up as if no time had elapsed.

My travels in the States kept me mostly in Nebraska, enjoying my parents’ new home, visiting my sisters' families, catching up with some track and field teammates from the undergraduate years, a trip to Indianapolis to see friends with big smiles, and of course indulging myself in the victories of the Chicago Cubs! My parents and I took my nephews to their first Cubs game at the Friendly Confines, only for them to experience a grand slam and a 11-4 win....Go Cubs go, go Cubs go...hey, Chicago, what do you say....Cubs are gonna win today :)

Of course, I ate WAY TO MUCH junk food and realized that my taste buds aren’t quite adaptable to the oversized and tart American fruits. But I did enjoy some Nebraska beef and American ice cream.

For those of you whom I saw, it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING to see you and for those of you who I just missed, just know that next time I am in "town" you are on my list.

Take care and enjoy this last part of summer. Next time I will write, I will be in the studying Tagalog on the islands...
SYD

5 comments:

betsie said...

Sydney- it's amazing to keep up with your life!! im so glad that your travels are posted- i will share with my students this year. im still in asheville nc- teaching 3rd grade in a hands on school! life looks great for you!! hugs- big hugs!!

betsie said...

oh and most of all--happy birthday to us on thursday!! happy happy birthday!!

Anonymous said...

tsva tanem jans~ safe trip syd! hope you enjoying staging in LA. too bad its not in SF, apsos. - roger

Mary said...

Hey Sweet Girl! Happy, happy belated birthday. Hope you are having a fantastic time in CA and by now you are probably on your way to the Philipines. I can't wait to hear all the news about your new life there. Robert and I are soooooo close to COSing; actually tomorrow is our last day as volunteers. It feels so freeing:) Well, take care and keep in touch. Love ya, Mary

Sarah said...

Hey you punk! Update your blog. I read this entry last month. Miss you sirun axchik jan. Sirum em qez! Sarah Z.