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Lichfield Cathedral and Bolsover Castle

We are still exploring our shire and are seeing some incredible things! So last Thursday, dear husband left work a little early and we drove to the village of Lichfield.  Lichfield is home to one of the prettiest, oldest cathedrals in England.  Here is what the cathedral website says about it. Lichfield lies at the…

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Driving, Groceries, and Friends

I never realized how much I take for granted.  I think we are all guilty of complacency and not appreciating all the gifts God has given us.  When we do appreciate the gifts we tend to think only of the big blessings – thank you Lord for my house, my health, my family, that great…

Castles, Knights and Princes – OH MY!

So it has been a great week!  Awesome weather – some sun, some true misty, cool, English days, and a thunder storm with no lightning.  And to top it off, the new prince was born yesterday!  So exciting! We visited our first castle this past weekend.  It is only about 15 minutes from our house…

Things That My Granny Taught Me

So adjusting has been easy and hard at the same time.  We are finally over the jet lag and are moving into a little bit of a routine every day. I never realized how much I take things, like a washer and dryer, for granted.  I had to wash our clothes by hand the first…

Making Adjustments

Well, we have arrived in the East Midlands and the adjustments have begun. The first adjustment we had to make was for the time change.  The small boys really struggled.  They have never really traveled.  I mean, we drive all over the U.S. to see family and do fun stuff, but a 7 hour plane…

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The Adventure Begins….Again

Well, it is official!  No really!  It is really happening this time!  We leave for England on July 5.  We didn’t really think it was going to happen, but it did. Dear husband and I went to England in June and found a beautiful house for us to live in. Passports and Visas are ready! …

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An Unexpected Change of Plans

This sucks!  I am so disappointed right now – I can’t even function.  How do we tell the kids?  Our world has been turned upside down and I am having a hard time letting it all go.  (I realize that this issue is nothing compared to those that the people of Newtown are dealing with…