Now that we are back home in Ohio it is bittersweet to look back and reflect on our last days in England. Our month abroad was our best trip yet full of so many memories with our girls and family. Here’s a look at our first three weeks:
Our final week was full of good-byes and the emotions that come with knowing we won’t see loved ones for another year. Back home, a brand new adventure awaited us–our oldest starts kindergarten this week!
Despite the hassle of travel with two little ones and the canceled flights in Chicago on the way home (more on that in a future post!) spending a month in England each year is worth it.
Some Things We Did This Week:
-School supply shopping and a girl’s day in West Quay (Arianna is so excited to have supplies from England!)
-Sent my sister-in-law off on a month’s travel around Europe with a friend
-Participated in Story Time at the Eastleigh Library
-Visited with Sam’s aunt, Julie
-Broke down on the side of the road (punctured tire and overheated engine)
-Took Arianna on a two mile run around Fleming Park
-Visited Longdown Dairy Farm (Aleah was very interested in the ducks and even waved at them)
-Date night at Prezzos and to see Mama Mia 2 in the cinema
-Took another spin class
-Swam and relaxed at Mudeford Beach in the New Forest
-Attended a church service at Thrive
-Picnic at Itchen Valley Country Park
-Shopped for journal supplies at Hobby Craft
-Packed our suitcases 😦
Some Things We Ate This Week:
-Daim cake (my absolute favorite)
-several pub lunches
Arianna completed the Reading Challenge at the Eastleigh Library during our stay. She read six books in order to receive her award. Aleah started to wave in her own little way this week and she did it first while visiting the farm. She loved the ducks, goats, and chickens.
The Ameri Brit Mom