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We made it.

One week and 2 days away from home. 5 days of construction, medical clinics, painting, playing with the kids, and most of our team getting sick.

We are home.

Wednesday felt like the longest day ever. Our flight out of Honduras was delayed 2 hours. We got into Dulles with barely enough time to make it through Passport Control and Customs, but somehow, that flight was delayed an hour, giving us just enough time to get our only real meal of the day.

At 5 am Thursday morning, we got into bed, slept until 9:30, ate breakfast (at lunch time), and got back on the road for home.

Our AC wasn’t working and it was 85 degrees in the house yesterday.

And now, after a not-so-restful- hot night of sleep, our house is cool, laundry is done, and I’m happy to be home.

I’ve got an exciting night ahead of putting together my grocery list for next week – magazines, cookbooks, and a pen are all I need.

What’s on your menu plan for this week?  It’s always strange to think about this again after being gone.

PS: I missed this little girl a lot.


That’s Maggie, licking the smell of Kerrygold butter off the hand towel after I washed and dried my hands.


  1. Welcome home sweet home!

  2. Maggie’s probably soo glad you’re home! Glad you had a safe trip!

  3. Glad youre home safe!! Always miss the puppers when we are away

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. My menu consists of shrimp pad Thai, Mediterranean Turkey Burgers, Buffalo Chicken Tacos and cashew chicken this week. Also possibly some gnocchi. I’m looking forward to meeting you in Nashville in October!

  5. Such a cute puppy pic!
    Honduras is so beautiful, can’t wait to hear more :)

  6. So glad you are back!

    Chocolate Chip Pancakes on the weekend and DH grills, grills grills during the week. I always feel like summer is my vacation from cooking, I never have to worry about the “Main Part” of our meal!

  7. Haha love the dog pic! and welcome back :) Muffins and lamb are on my menu this weekend…odd combo, but both good!

  8. glad you made it home safely! i’m planning out my menu this weekend but i have few ideas so far that include chicken soba bowls and Greek zucchini salad!

  9. Welcome home! Gorgeous dog!

  10. YAY!!! Home Sweet Home!
    Welcome home ((hugs)) ! :D

    What a sweetie of a dog, she’ll be in heaven when she see’s all is back to normal.

    Planning on super simple dinners, it’s going to be a crazy week here.
    Grilled Cheese, Sloppy Joe’s, Beef Taco’s, Pasta’s .
    Maybe speed dial our pizza joint! LOL!

  11. Welcome home. Glad you’re safe and sound. The Dog pic? Think its my favorite pic ever!

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