TDY. Just the mere sight of that acronym can send shivers of fear and despair through every foreign service spouse. You know when your husband (or wife) comes home with news that a TDY has been offered (or commanded) that you're going to be on your own for 4-6 weeks...or more... A TDY is when the FS employee is sent to a different post for short term to help out in an office that is short-staffed. Devin was offered to do a TDY early next year. The date has now been confirmed. He'll be going for just over 4 weeks. Here's the fun part, though. He's going to Jerusalem. And not only that, since the kids don't go to the conventional school, we are ALL going! We've found a super cool hotel with family units in an area within walking distance of Old Town Jerusalem, and I'm currently looking up some stuff to make an awesome month-long unit study of Jerusalem/Israel--not only the geography and culture and people of the place, but of its awesome history--both religious and secular. Wow. We are so excited. Yes, it's not the most exotic of TDYs (only because we live 30km away), but we get to go together, bring our car, and have an amazing time together! Woohoo! So, if anyone is currently in Jerusalem or has been (or has done lots of research because they want to go)--I'm looking for awesome ideas of things to do and places to go and what to learn! :)
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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by Dan Brown
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I loved this book. I'm a sucker for fairy tales/fantasy. This was so well written! I can't wait to read all the rest of her books!
I'm reading this one again. I liked it the first time I read it. I'm still liking it for the second time around. I like all of Shannon Hales' books. **Still lots of fun the second time around! I do like this book for a comfortable...