I have to admit that this is by far the most enjoyable "limbo" period of time I've had in my life as I wait to hear back from grad schools. Within weeks, the course for our next several years will be determined, but now that I've done everything in my power, it's just hanging out with Joo and the fam, translating, and enjoying the increased flexibility of yoga!
Mom and Dad are also getting more flexible too, not just by having us around, but by some of their own version of yoga too as you can see!
Our friends Wes and Jenny came and spent a weekend out with us recently - we filled it with making buckeyes and various versions of hot cocoa, sledding, hiking through the woods, and thrift store shopping. Wes also came to meet with our friend Jim who has headed up the Digals fund (the money to help educate the tribal girls in the area we lived) and discuss how to proceed with the situation. If you hadn't heard, most of their village, including their house was burnt by some mobs in the recent wave of violence in India last fall. We got an email from Simon at one point so we know they are safe, but now we are trying to figure out what to do with the money we had designated for their education as they are suddenly in the middle of a big city instead of the tribal mountains.
Joo, falling increasingly in love with coffee, has been quite the little barista. You can see here how high she has gotten her milk foam level (that's only hand-whipped milk...no whipped cream!)