As I'm writing this Noni and Popi are picking up my brother and his family at the airport. After three and a half years they are moving back to the United States and they are finally moving somewhat close to home. They'll be living in Maryland, fairly close to DC.
I can remember how we grieved when they moved overseas. We'd be missing out on three years of the kids development. On the other hand, it afforded us the opportunity to travel to Europe, which we never would have done otherwise. And my bro and SIL are awesome hosts!
Noni and Popi took separate cars so they can leave one with Uncle B. and Aunt K. They close on their new house tomorrow and are spending the night at their Realtor's tonight. The kids will come home with Noni and Popi. And boy can't you imagine that they are thrilled, both the kids and the grandparents.
Friday evening after work Emma and I are headed to Noni and Popi's and Uncle B. and Aunt K. hope to be there by then too. It will be so good to see them again. I'm so excited for Emma to have her cousins "close" now. We'll start off with a bang because two of the cousins have birthday parties in September and then Emma's is in October. Aunt K. has already put in to have Thanksgiving at her place and that suits me fine. I look forward to more opportunities to visit the DC area.
Uncle B. will be working on getting his master's degree for the next year and Aunt K will be returning to clinical nursing after many years as a community health nurse. The kids are already enrolled in school and will dive into many new activities, I'm sure.
I'm also sure I'll be sharing tons of pics of the reunion and the move in.