We left for our year back in North America in June. We opted to land in Atlanta and get visit in with Beth's side of the family in Atlanta before transitioning north (via Beth's hometown, St. Albans, WV) to the Toronto, Ontario area.
Here are some memories of that time as we began to get accustomed to our new environment!

Here, Sophie grabs some shuteye with her new mask courtesy of Air France.

Benjamin and adjusting to cousins and pool (the cousin part was easier than the pool part).

Storytime with Uncle Chris...always fun!

Sometimes God gives us bonds so strong that it feels like we've never been apart...Sophie and Annie with Aunt Anne.

Outside St. Albans High School. The building may be new, but the smell is the same! The cousins, overcome with the emotion of those hallowed halls clung to Chris for support (actually this is some strange form of West Virginian greeting).

Whenever all the "Boggess" cousins are together we do this group picture, here on the gymnasium floor at SAHS....We were given a great tour of the new building even though it was the first week of July and school was long out of session!

Are you getting the idea that we took lots of cousin pictures?

Anne, Chris, and Beth outside their childhood home. The gracious owner of 2612 saw us moping about outside and took pity on us by giving us the grand tour.

Another cousins picture, but this time with second cousins. Our kids loved finding out about all the family they had!

Sometimes family is by blood and sometimes God gives it to you along the way. Pictured here are good friends of ours from our home away from home. They were home in Ohio for the birth of baby Ethan, and so Sophie & Abby, Annie & Sophie, and Benjamin & Lydia got a mini-reunion at a Bob Evans in Ohio.