Back to School

We had a good day yesterday.  It is so good to be home again!  I washed 7 loads of laundry and it felt like nothing just because it is so much easier than in Ukraine!  I know I talk about laundry a lot, but I do a lot of laundry!

The kids went back to school today after a really good night of sleep.  They are all adjusting very well back to Minnesota time.  They all reported having a good day at school, although Stephanie and Katie both felt a little shy after being gone so long.  I reassured them that things will feel normal again in no time!  Brian has a few tests to take and a few other things to get caught up on over the weekend.  Stephanie and Katie are both in a very good place and barely behind at all!  So our hard work on keeping up with school while in Ukraine paid off.  I mostly enjoyed my brief stint of “home schooling,” but am glad to have them all back in their classrooms with their wonderful teachers who do such an awesome job of teaching them everything they need to learn.  The middle school has a track meet tomorrow, but since Brian wasn’t here to be assigned to any events, there are no openings for him.  But he wasn’t excited about going anyway, so this will give him another day to get caught up.  Stephanie is excited about going on her field trip tomorrow to the Bell Museum at the U of M with her classmates!  Katie is happy to be back at school with her friends.

Bruce and I were awake in the night again.  I eventually fell back to sleep.  Bruce reported that he has been up since 3:00!  So I guess he’ll be crashing early tonight!  He’s debating about the benefit of getting acclimated back to Minnesota time before returning to Ukraine on Monday.  Either way, it will be easier to get adjusted over there without a family to consider.

Nearing bedtime, we were serenaded by the sweet sounds of Stephanie’s violin.  It’s been almost a month since I’ve heard that.  We had considered taking her violin with us to Ukraine so she could keep up with practicing, but in the end, we decided to leave it home rather than cart it around and take a chance of damaging or losing it.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dave Ritzman
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 09:41:26

    Welcome home, Boehrs! I didn’t realize that Bruce had to leave so soon. Jeanne leaves Sunday. It was nice that Spring waited for us to come home. We went to Lucas’s concert last night and last year at the same time the weather was very warm & trees fully bloomed. Won’t be long for Nathan and Jason to come home. Glory to God for all He’s done and will do.


    • motorcyclemama5
      May 01, 2011 @ 19:55:50

      Yes! Bruce leaves tomorrow, similar route as Jeanne. He is booked on the same set of return flights as them on the way back. Pretty cool for Jason and Nathan to share the beginning of their new lives! : )


  2. Jeff Dillner
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 03:29:03

    Thanks for the offer to bring something over since we may be here another 4 to 6 weeks. Email me at as there may be a couple of items you could bring if you have room. Also let me know what part of the twin cities you live in.
    Jeff & Rebecca Dillner


    • motorcyclemama5
      May 02, 2011 @ 20:23:53

      You are very welcome! Bruce and your stuff is on its way! We are happy to do something to provide some support for you while you wait. We love your attitudes. May God’s grace be upon you abundantly. We look forward to hearing the news of your court date!


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