Summer of Aug

So, we left R&R after being surrounded by our large and awesome families prepared to face some “people we love” withdrawal.  BUT, some of the people we love came home with us!  Well, one of them.  Max’s brother Augie spent about 2 months with us this summer.  It has been beyond fun and we were very sad to send him back last week.  

But we definitely made the most of it.  We’ve been all over Mohammed’s Kingdom (as we’ve taken to calling it) and tried to give Augie a diversity of experiences including, but not limited to:  Riding a camel, …eating camel (not the same one), wearing a snake around his neck, haggling with cab drivers, buying a fez IN FEZ, swimming in the Atlantic, hiding from belly dancers, rocking out at an African music festival, hiking around roman ruins, gorging ourselves on tapas in Spain and sweating it out at the Turkish baths.

Augie was so awesomely well liked and made so many new friends, that last week I was at a work event and someone approached me (me, who has been here for 16 months) and said "Hey, you are Augie's sister in law aren't you!?" Pretty great.  

I think of myself as pretty good company, but it has been really fun for Max to have his little brother around this summer.  Family visits have been increasingly few and far between as we have traveled and taken jobs away from home.  It’s pretty sweet when home comes to you.

How many picture are we in together that aren't close
ups of our face?  Very few.  Roman ruins at Volubolis
 - yes, that's our pupperoni in the background.  

We had some amazing meals over the course
of the summer - I was obsessed with making Aug
try every moroccan dish.  

Awe, family picture!
Kickin' it, riad style

This is how Mr. Buckley felt by the end of the summer.
That's a lot of moving for a tiny dog



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