We're back. Back to the land of chocolate and mountains and languages that are not English. We're unpacking, putting away, doing laundry, weeding the garden (which has exploded since I've been away! Six weeks is a long time.), catching up with friends, finishing up some school things we didn't get around to, doing summery things, like heading to the lake tomorrow to sail, flying kites, and vaguely thinking about camps at the end of the summer that are slowly creeping up on us. I can't believe half of the summer has already gone. But it's been good. Soon, I will have stories to tell and pictures to show you of it all, that good stuff, to make up for my quietness. In the meantime though, here are a few shots from our 4th of July shindig. We were so thankful to be in the States for it, we're Americans we are! How've you been?