20 July 2010

sabbatical [brockport]

We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
-T. S. Eliot


this august/september we had the wonderful oppurtunity to take a two-month sabbatical/home leave. all told, we slept in 22 beds, took 16 plane rides, were in 3 weddings, & ate 2 pizza hut lunch buffets.

the sabbatical truly was a time of rest & renewal for us. we had an amazing time relaxing with with friends & family & enjoying all the comforts of being home. it was just the break we needed to came back to Cambodia with renewed energy & sense of calling as we begin our next two years of work here.

we spent the first half of our time in north america with my [amanda's] parents in western new york. they were such gracious hosts & we enjoyed whiling away the august summer days with them.

mom & dad

[lovely hosts]

summer picnic

[summer dinners in brockport]

[pool fun]


[boating at the thousand islands, the mouth of the st. lawrence river]

[picnicking on lake ontario]


[pizza hut lunch buffet - yum, i want it again just looking at these pictures!]


Corners of My Life said...

The time went way too fast. I wish you were right back here to enjoy this lovely autumn with us. From special events (Blaine's wedding) to everyday moments (cooking dinner) it was a blessing to share the days with you.