Tuesday, April 20, 2010


We spent the last five days in Dallas. We got to see A LOT of our friends and say our final farewells to them. We ate a lot of food that we're going to miss like our favorite Tex-Mex, Sushi, BBQ, and of course our favorite American restaurant. We were hoping to have some Papa Murphy's tonight in Houston, but two things are stopping us: 1. No oven in the hotel suite despite the person on the phone telling us there was.
2. There are no Papa Murphy's in Houston. Crazy, right?! Dear Papa Murphy's, get on the ball and move to Houston.

We've made about four trips to Target since we got to Dallas and have to make at least one more. We're planning on watching Lost tonight. We're really going to miss our Lost night friends from VA. We had friends over every Tuesday since the beginning of the season (including two days after I came home from the hospital) to watch and discuss the episodes. It just won't be the same tonight without the pause button on the TIVO, and without you great people to enjoy it with.

Soon we're heading out of the country. I've started having mixed feelings about this. I am really excited to start our journey, but part of me is becoming less excited. More...nervous and full of questions. Will I be accepted in the San Jose embassy community? Will I get a case of cabin fever because I won't have a car or a place to go? Will I get the job I'm applying for (that's right...I'm applying for a job)? Will I be able to keep up with the awesome friends that I made in VA the last 10 months? John has been my rock during all of this. I know he's nervous but he's been very strong for us.

Things get a little tense with us sometimes, but overall I've been surprised at how well things are going with us. I expected that this close to leaving we'd be clawing at each other's throats and that hasn't been the case. I've been very pleased with how I've been handling myself by not getting overly upset by things in order to keep the peace. It's been hard work, but it's worth it.

Simon was dedicated on Sunday. We were so excited that we got to do this at our home church in Dallas. It was great to see everyone there. I miss my church family so much and was happy to see everyone one more time.

This is probably going to be my last entry written from the states. Good bye States! I love you so much and will miss you.


Bfiles said...

wow, it's time! I love living vicariously through you all. Que les vaya super bien! Buen viaje!
You will surely need time to adjust, but I bet it will be a wonderful post for your family. Good luck w the job.

Nursing Cover Shop said...

Hi Sara,
Just a quick note to let you know I put up some photos of the CR house if you are ever interested in visiting.
Good Luck in San Jose...we bid on it as well, will know Friday if we get it.
All the best,

Bryn said...

The FS community overseas is great!! You will be accepted with open arms and at times you might even want them to back off a little bit. ;) Good Luck in Costa Rica! Super jealous!

A Daring Adventure said...

It's Friday, and that means that the Weekly State Department Blog Roundup is up - and you're on it!

Here is the link:


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Good luck at your new post! Thinking very positive thoughts for you!

Steph said...

I noticed there isn't anything in here about missing your family. Kinda sad!

Steph said...

I noticed there isn't anything in here about missing your family. Kinda sad!

Jill said...

Best of luck to you Sara as you move to your first overseas post. It won't always be easy, but it'll be a great adventure!

Update us all when you get a chance!