First 30 days in Okinawa, Japan

Konichiwa!  Hello!   Aloha! Today officially marks our first month, or first 30 days, in Okinawa and the 2-month mark of moving out of our house in Bahrain.  A LOT happens in 2 months when you're relocating to the opposite side of the globe.  A LOT. I'm very happy to share that I'm typing this blog … Continue reading First 30 days in Okinawa, Japan

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New Years in Sri Lanka

I'm about 9 months post date on my blogs.  I seem to start blogs and then never get around to finishing them.  But I still want to make sure I write down what I remember so our kids have memories.  Let's be honest, so I have memories.  This mommy memory loss is no joke. Here … Continue reading New Years in Sri Lanka

The Drakes do Oman, Oct 6-9 2017

Part of my initial shock and excitement of learning we were moving to Bahrain was flooded with memories of Oman.  It felt like the experiences of my past were surely being connected to the present.  I mean really, who goes to Oman on Spring Break? And then who moves to another Middle Eastern country 16 years later?  Clearly my past was preparing me for my future as a globe trotting military spouse.

Dubai family weekend

And despite the germaphobe in me totally freaking out as Trace drug is lovie across the Bahrain and Dubai airports, flying with the kids was really fun. We learned that traveling with two toddlers comes with its perks, especially if they are crying...