And… we’re back!

Hi friends! Did you miss us? After two weeks away from our blog and out of the country, we’re back! So where did we go and what did we do? And most importantly, how much did it cost us?

With yom tov in the middle of the week this year, Pesach seemed to be the perfect opportunity vacation-day-wise for a two week trip to visit Fiona’s parents and the kids’ faraway grandparents in the US. We’re fortunate that they live in a nice big house in Midwestern suburbia, with plenty of room to host us, and a yard full of squirrels, rabbits, exotic (to our Israeli eyes) birds and deer twice the size of our dog. And next door neighbors who allowed us full use of their swing set. 😉

On our first full day on the ground – Erev Pesach – we popped over to the local Social Security office to apply for a Social Security card for our son (for the second time), as the Embassy here in Israel finally admitted to losing our application 13 months after we submitted it. At our visit, we presented his American passport and CRBA, answered a few questions, and that was it. His card was delivered two days before the end of our trip. As we had used money we received from the American Child Tax Credit program to help pay for these tickets, we’re excited to be able to include both kids on our 2022 American tax return.

More important than anything above, we got to spend a good chunk of time with (grand)parents who we don’t see often. It was great reliving childhood memories with our own kids and watching their bonds with their grandparents grow.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and couldn’t have done it without our wonderful hosts. We love you and thanks so much for having us. We hope to see you again soon. ❤


2 responses to “And… we’re back!”

  1. Rachel Avatar

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing that with us!
    I hope that you’ll be able to get back again some time soon, and it’ll be easier 2nd time around, because you’ll have the experience of this trip to help.


  2. Nanette Hecht Avatar
    Nanette Hecht

    Any time!


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