Here is the outside of the Adana Mosque. For those of you that received my very late New Year's letter, you will recognize it. For those of you who didn't receive it, blame it soley on yourselves for not giving me a current address. That and the fact that I lose interest halfway through the alphabet. I have selective ADD where effort and organization are involved. So if your last name begins with any letter after "P" your odds of recieving a newsletter weren't good. Don't feel bad, it really wasn't great reading. Believe me, I wrote it.
Here is a typical Turkish meal. By "typical" I mean "every single resturant, residence, hotel, and hostel in the country is serving this exact same meal between the hours of 5 and 7 pm each night." The food is very good, but 18 months of it is getting old.
While my husband, in-laws, and older children where off on the Great Crusade, I took a picture that pretty much summed up my week. Hayden discovered the joys of hide and seek, and I often found him giggling in the strangest places. Like my linen closet. A couple of times he really gave me a start. This being one of those times. Also, note his closed eyes. Apparently he is not fully hidden unless his eyes are closed. As if the snickering and the repeated cries of "You no see me" don't give him away. The kid is a hoot.
As I said before, I will let Michael fill you in completely on the day by day of his trip once he catches up on the mountain of work that was waiting for him when he got back. I cannot begin to name all the people that came up to me while he was gone and demanded to know the exact minute of his return. There were even a few that looked at me and said, "Oh well - since you're his wife, maybe you'd know about...." Um.....what? Oh, yeah, because a marriage licence is the same as a medical degree. Hey - I guess I should take it as a complement - until I get sued for malpractice, right?
Anyway, Michael will post hopefully sometime this week. Be prepared for some awesome pictures!