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Monday, June 1, 2009

We're back!


It is so great to be back and have things somewhat back to normal. We're back from spending 10 days in our former home of Minnesota, and now we're going to be staying with my parents for about another 2 weeks. Layla is adjusting really well to having Daddy around again.

Actually, within only a few hours she was playing with him and would ask where he was if he left the room. Now she's usually willing to accept him instead of me if I'm doing something. It's so nice to have everyone back together again.

Now we're in the process of packing so that we can move to Portland in a only a few weeks.
It was great being back in Minnesota. I love it there in the spring and summer, I'm just not a fan of snow and cold in general. I grew up in IL and have lived in MN, so it will be nice to live somewhere outside the Midwest for once.

While we were in Minneapolis we got to eat Somali food, hit up our favorite Chinese joint, and took lots of walks around town. I also got a couple new skirts at the Somali Mall. The prices there are so great. I got some Henna done there and got invited to a wedding. I didn't end up going though because I decided that I would spend the them with Dave and Layla and sleep early instead.

6 comments:

Aynur said...

Awesome! I'm from Wisconsin originally. Now we live in the Seattle area, but are planning on moving down to San Diego, InshaAllah. :)

Ahavah said...

Welcome Back! :0D

did the henna hurt?

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Aynur,
I have some good Somali friends that live in San Diego, so I make it down there from time to time.

Ahavah, The henna doesn't hurt, you just have to sit still for a long time while it dries. I'll post some pics of it later.

Lisa said...

I love the idea of Portland! What a smooth transition to go from Minnesota to Portland in terms of the politics and even the weather. I am SO excited for you! Also, you're husband seems like such a nice man. My dad grew up in Monticello and what a long winter according to my cousin near Rochester. I'm glad you are leaving that behind. Love you lots.

Umm Omar said...

Welcome back! :-) get some rest before the move. Hope it all goes well!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Lisa,
I thought the same thing as soon as I visited Portland. Unlike Seattle, I knew we could immediately feel comfortable.

Umm Omar,
We are staying at my parents' for about a week more, so we are planning on just taking it easy and visiting friends.