Thursday, September 14, 2006

Back from Africa

Well I'm trying to sort through the piles of stuff I neglected by being in Africa, but I thought I'd drop a note to tell you all I'm here, and that I had the most amazing experience of my life! Not only did I learn a lot about myself, but I also gained some new friends (hopefully lifetime friends - they were amazing!), experienced new foods, totally bonded with my close friend Jessica, grew to appreciate my family, culture, and amazing blessings - as well as saw some of the most beautiful animals and scenery on this earth. Truly - a trip of a lifetime!

I promise that I'm going to write up more about the trip - but for now check out a couple of my travel buddies blogs:
http://reneepearson.typepad.com/fertilepress/
http://www.kentpearson.typepad.com/
http://melodyross.typepad.com/my_weblog/

We are sharing our photos from the trip, so I will post more when I sort through them and I find my favorites - this will be sure to be a journey back through the vacation, and I can't wait to relive the memories.

Gabe did really well with his grandmas too. My mom said that he was extremely well adjusted, and that he was happy, energetic, and gave everyone kiesses like crazy. I am glad that he did well. I think I did pretty well for our first time apart too. Check out my mom's blog - she posted some pictures of him: http://therhienfamily.blogspot.com/

Well, like I said - I'm swamped trying to get back into the swing of things, so I should take advantage of Gabe's nap-time and get some done. I'll post more later.

5 comments:

Chase and Kori said...

Joanna~
Glad you're back safe and sound. We can't wait to hear all about your adventures!
Love,
Kori and Chase

Carpers said...

Welcome back! can't wait to see some pictures of your fun trip - that's exciting that you got to go so far away and have such great experiences. Love you! Alicia

Anonymous said...

We're glad you're back, too. I had a wonderful time with Cory and Gabe. I can now say, too, I have ridden a sorta Harley and I have had my fill! Ha! Just tired seat was all. Can't wait to see your pics.
Love,
Tammy

adrienne said...

hey girl!! hope your doing well at home with your little cutie!! hope to talk to you soon!
Adrienne

april said...

so glad you had a great time! i'm sure you mom thoroughly enjoyed having Mr.Gabe to love on! :)