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Sunday, June 9, 2013

What I Am Excited About...

I am so excited to travel to the States this summer! I am counting down the weeks and am almost to the point that I can tell you how many days until we leave. There are many, many things, people, and events that we have missed over the last 3 years of living outside of the USA and I can not wait to experience some things and share them with my girls, such as:

4th of July
Baseball Games
Publix and Target.
Family
Good Food
Family
Running outside..in shorts!
Dogs
Grass
Thunderstorms
Rain
Real cold weather
Filling up my own gas tank- haven't done that in 3 years!
Long drives
Visiting my grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Lots of time poolside
Seeing my sister and Ian's brothers with our girls.
My cousin's wedding
Family
Going for walks
Kissing my husband in public
Holding Ian's hand in public
Hugging in public
Lots of date nights (thanks in advance, grandparents, for the babysitting!)
Drive up ATMs and grocery stores that are not in malls
Waiters that are from America
Short sleeves and Shorts
College Football
Seeing my sister's house
Sophia's 1st Birthday- with family!
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Decorating a tree with family!
Christmas carols on the radio and in stores.
Christmas
Getting my hair cut
Disney
Universal
The beach- we have beaches here but it just is not the same

Then there is a whole other list of foods  and restaurants that I am missing like:
Chick-Fil-A
Panera
Tijuana Flatts
Jason's Deli
TooJay's
MiMi's Cafe
Publix subs, chocolate chip cookies, and sweet tea
Barbecue!!!
Smoothies


Pork, in any and all forms, especially deli ham and breakfast sausage
Good beef and steak
A variety of cereals
FROZEN foods- you don't realize how nice it is to have a good selection of frozen foods until you don't have it!
Little Debbie snacks- I have no idea why I am missing this, but I am
Banana pudding and sweet tea


6 comments:

Sonya said...

That's a lot of good things to be excited about! I have to agree about the Publix subs. They are amazing and a treat when we visit the south!

Lyndsey said...

You have a lot to look forward to! It sounds like y'all have a lot of fun things planned (Disney - fun!) and now I am really craving Panera, ha!

Emily said...

Haha, I love this post. When and for how long will you be in the states? You can tell that we are both from the south (Jacksonville, FL for me) because our lists would be almost identical if I made one. I might be more specific and say Sonny's BBQ, but BBQ in general too! Yummy!

Lauren said...

love this! and I'm so happy that you'll be able to enjoy so many of these things! But most of all just spending some quality relaxing time with your families.

Tami said...

Yay!! It's going to be like Christmas for you!! I remember how excited I was and it had only been 6 months. I can't even begin to imagine 3 years!! Now that I know you love Mimi's Cafe I'll have to try it. We have one really close by but I've never heard of it so we haven't been yet!

Tami said...

Oh I have to admit that I really miss having someone else fill up my gas tank! :) But that, and you guys, are about the ONLY things I miss!! ;)