A Few Days in Portsmouth, NH (without kids)

While the kids are away…you get the picture.  It’s been a while since Josh and I were away just the two of us.  We normally try to do a long weekend every 3-4 months without kids as we think it’s important to have an existence beyond the boys as well, but the last 2 years have been challenging between Josh’s commuting back and forth to Amsterdam / Barcelona for 9 months and then his dislocated knee which had him out of commission for close to our first 6 months here. Continue reading

Our US Visit Part 2 – Josh Vacations With Us!!

I think it had been something like 2 years since the last time Josh was home in the US.  And as a family… well, it hadn’t been since we left 5 1/2 years ago.  I normally take the kids by myself to the US and Josh comes for work and visits during those times.  We wanted to use his vacation time for travel in Europe since we knew our time here would be limited (we say that every year only to find ourselves still in Europe).  Only since he changed jobs almost 2 years ago, there hasn’t been a need for him to be home.  And it’s important that, like us, he go home on a regular basis. Continue reading