"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do.
God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know,
and holds us responsible to act." Prov 24:12

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 15 Part 1: Yummy Food & Farewells

Today we spent our last full day in Belgrade. I can't believe it is already time to go home. We have had a wonderful time in Serbia and hope to come back some day. Everyone has been so nice and welcoming to us and the city has been a lot of fun for us to explore, especially the bakeries. It will be so nice however, to get home and get back to our new "normal" routine. Heath can get back to his swimming and preschool, Brooks can get back to scooting all over the house and feeding the dogs their food (his favorite activity) and Sasha can begin to adapt to his new home life. It will be nice to be home. We really miss our dogs and the comforts of home.

For our last day, we ventured out to the pedestrian zone again to purchase some last minute souvenirs and gifts. We then had a lovely Serbian meal outside in the zone (btw, I love Kajmak, the white cheese in the center of the picture, mmm, so good) and headed home after with a gaggle of tired, crying children. While they were napping, Jeremy headed back that way to tour the Kalemegdan Fortress (something we all really wanted to do but it was just not possible with the stroller brigade we have become) and buy his souvenir billion dollar dinar note (back from when they were in an economic crisis in 1993). After that, we all rested at home and began the packing process.

After dinner, Jasmina stopped by to say one last farewell to us and to Sasha. We did not want to leave without seeing her again and we especially wanted her to see Sasha one last time before we left. It was so nice that she was able to come over.

The post is short tonight because we all have to rest up for our big flight tomorrow. Please pray that we will have a safe, uneventful trip home. We hope that Sasha will do well and not throw one of his major toddler tantrums while on the plane... that would definitely not be fun... for anyone. Like I said, we will definitely miss Belgrade but we our excited to get home.

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