Monday, June 8, 2009

The USA Rocks!

We're here! We're here! I can't believe it, but we've finally made it home! And even though I miss Europe like crazy, there's no place like home...

It's been so much fun getting to show the kids all of the American stuff they've never seen before like, stores, restaurants, vehicles, signs, MOUNTAINS! But their most favorite thing to see was the US Flag. My kids were so excited seeing the flag as we were driving on the Utah freeway, that they all immediately put their hands over their hearts and began to recite the pledge of allegiance. LOL!

Then as someone would see another flag, they'd quickly place their hands over their hearts and do it again, and again, and again... for every flag they saw. Until soon, they were saying the pledge so fast you couldn't even understand the words.

Finally Maralyn, my 7 yr old said--as each brother pointed out a different flag at the same time-- "Sheez! There's too many! I'm telling you, Utah is is just too American for me. How are we supposed to do this all day long?"

They all agreed that maybe saying the pledge for every flag was just a bit much.

I for one was very grateful they stopped! LOL!

It's good to be home! And back! I'll be checking your blogs on and off all day, I can't wait to catch up with you all!

Love,

Jenni and the whole James Gang!

21 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I'm so glad you all made it safe and sounds. Your daughter is a smart little gal I can only imagine having to break out into the song evertime I saw a flag. We would get zero peace while out and about. Too cute!
    Rebecca

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  2. So glad you made it safely! And how sweet that your kids said the pledge of allegiance - wow.

    Welcome home!

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  3. Welcome back. What a great example of country pride. It's great.

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  4. Welcome home, my friend! Your kids are a hoot. Are you staying in Utah? Give us some details...

    Speaking of flags, my husband bought one for the house yesterday. He mistakenly put the flagpole holder too low by the side of the door, so the flag will not only greet folks as they walk in, but it'll smack them on the face as well. Oh, well. All in the name of patriotism!

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  5. Welcome HOME!! I am so glad you made it back ok and are here online again! Missed you:))

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  6. Welcome Home!!! Yay!! It's gonna be an exciting adventure for your kids!! Fun!

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  7. Yay!!!!!! Now you're closer. I'm coming for you. Mua ha ha. Okay, that seemed creepy. LOL So glad you're home. Can't wait to see you in July. That story about your kids doing the pledge of allegiance is hilarious.

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  8. I'm glad for you that you're home. I wish I could join you guys in July! Oh well! That's so funny about the kids and the Pledge. I've missed your enthusiasm. Can't wait to hear the tales of readjusting to the US.

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  9. How exciting that you are "home!" It's funny...I miss Europe like it's "home" and yet I remember how I felt so happy to come back to the US. I am excited to see you in a few months. It will be fun to get together. Are you guys in Farmington, NM then? I will let you know if I think of anything for my classroom, although right now I would like the current year to be over before I start thinking of next year! :) And plus, I probably owe you some more reading since I haven't done any for a while! XOXO and welcome home!

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  10. I bet it's sweet to be home again! I love all that kid pledge of allegiance excitement!

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  11. WELCOME BACK!! So are you in Utah??

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  12. Welcome back, Jennie! I cannot wait for more posts from you.

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  13. WOW! Thanks everyone! You make us all feel so welcome! LOL! And yeah, we're excited. Really excited. but mostly the kids are just excited to see their grandmas and grandpas!

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  14. Welcome! I think your close to me, aren't you? How fun!

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  15. WELCOME HOME, JENNI JAMES AND THE JAMES GANG!!! Love the flag story. :)

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  16. That is so sweet!!! Welcome home. Glad to have you on American soil again. : )

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  17. Sorry I made you homesick for UK! Had you every been to Portsmouth? xxx

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  18. I am glad you are home! Hopefully it was uneventful! I haven't heard yet, but I am sure something crazy happened!
    Cute blog! Love the new background!

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  19. Aunt Julie wants to give hugs to all the kids.
    Welcome Home you guys!

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