|A view of Al Ain|
|It is possible to have too much space.|
Yesterday, I taught my last class and I really feel like I'm going out on a high note. I have really enjoyed working with the students here and their consideration for me and my family has had a real impact on me. When my students learned that my family would be leaving six weeks ahead of me, some of them got together to get me some new ties to wear to work. It was a much appreciated gesture.
We're going on just over three weeks apart now. Thanks to the wonders of the internet and modern communication, we rarely go a day without speaking. It's not perfect, but it helps. Julie has been a real marvel getting the whole crew from one side of the world to the other with missed flights and sick kids. Everyone's in Idaho right now and they've been taking full advantage of the weather and the beautiful outdoors. I'm so glad that they've had the chance to spend this time with cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. Three years is a long time to go between visits.
|Miranda making the most of the outdoors|
|My kids missed the snow. It's a point of disagreement for us.|
|See what I mean about the green?|
There are a few pics below of what we've been up to the last few months. It's flown by.
|The Al Ain Zoo|
|Miranda and some Meerkats|
|Lucy and Liam at the Middle East Comic Con|