Sunday, 29 December 2013

As 2013 Draws to a Close

It's been several months since I've posted anything in this blog.  That doesn't mean I haven't forgotten about it, but as is often the case, real life seems to overtake us and builds an ever-increasing list of priorities over the "write in my blog" task.

Since I've last posted, Liz has travelled to Paris, I've visited Rome, we've seen plays, movies, travelled around Dublin and Ireland, enjoyed parties and felt the joy and excitement that comes from living in such a wonderful place as Ireland.  The kids are enrolled in the Irish school system, Liz is busy with helping the kids on a daily basis, and I'm neck deep in work, church, and other activities.

Grand as it is, life here does come with its share of knocks and bruises, because honestly, that's real life, and it comes at you full force regardless of where you live.

But I don't think I nor any of us would trade the experience we've had for anything.  We're eagerly looking forward to 2014, in what is likely our last full year in Ireland.  And as we take it one day at a time we'll try to put on our tourist hats and head out and see this grand place, soak up the local customs and culture, and if we can, try to be as Irish as we can get.

As part of that, I hope to get back into the habit of posting updates at least weekly.  They probably won't be the long updates, but I hope to catalogue our journey here as much as possible.  Alternatively, if you're not already friends with us on Facebook, a lot of what we experience is captured there, if perhaps in not as much detail as what is afforded on the blog.

So, here's to a wonderful 2013, and looking forward to what promises to be an even better 2014!

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