Weekly Nutshell

I’ve always liked the expression, “in a nutshell”. With that in mind, here is Happy Heart’s week, in a nutshell:

Marcus playing Minecraft with Ethan 1-15-2015

Marcus spent some play time, a couple hours here, a couple hours there, connecting with his 2 best friends on Skype and Minecraft. These 2 boys once lived here in Lima, Peru, with their families, but now one lives in New York and the other lives in Argentina.


On Tuesday I pulled the 3 of us out of our muggy apartment for a walk through the park. I really need to make this a daily habit to break up the monotony that has become our life. Let’s just say that living in a foreign country is not always as adventurous as it sounds. Our first experience living in Peru, over 9 years ago, when Marcus was 2 and 3-years old, was full of excitement and adventure. This go around, not so much. Not by a long shot. Let’s just say we currently lead a much quieter life than I would prefer. We’re rather isolated here.


Luckily, we are moving back to the states at the end of February and in March my husband and I are going on a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate our 23rd anniversary. This week I spent some fun time going over the shore excursions for Greece, Turkey and Italy. 🙂 Oh, this picture is of the blossoms on the tree, which are falling all over the park grass and sidewalks and which we tracked into our apartment.


Thursday was fun as the kids and I took a taxi to another expat family’s house for a pool party. It’s summer here in Peru which means even the American kids who attend the international school are out on a break, although they will be back in school later this month to keep to a North-American school calendar. So, needless to say we did not accomplish as much school work this week as I would’ve liked, and next week is girls camp.

However, Marcus and I finished reading an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. He really enjoyed the story. Next week we are starting our, Around the World in 80 Days geography unit. Yay!

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