Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Arkansas


I'm in America, folks.

A QUICK EXPLANATION THAT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT JUST WANT TO SKIP OVER:
As you might already now, my parents are missionaries from the States. We usually go on furlough (that's what they call it when missionaries go back to visit/give updates to supporting churches, family, and friends) every two or three years, and it's usually just for the summer. Our last furlough was in 2011, and we stayed for a whole year, living on a college campus in Southern California (some of you old timers may remember that). Now we're back again for another furlough! My older siblings stayed in Ireland this time, so it's just my parents, my brother, and I. Our last stop will be California, where my family will drop me off at college (the same college we lived at last time!), and then abandon me for Ireland.

A week ago, at 5:30 in the morning, we drove out of our driveway and headed for Dublin Airport. 

Last selfie with my cute little Alfred // Beautiful Irish sunrise // Fun on the Airplane (not)

After an eight hour flight, we landed in Chicago. My dad and brother stayed in Illinois, while my mom and I immediately boarded another flight to Little Rock, Arkansas to stay with my grandma for a week.

It was a lovely week. It was so nice spending time with my grandma and my aunt. We watched movies, ate at Chick-Fil-a (my true love, man), and enjoyed the beautiful warm weather.


I experienced some "AMERICA IS TOO OVERWHELMING AND I DON'T BELONG HERE" moments, but overall it was just a fun and relaxing week.

Last night, my mom and I flew back to Illinois. It's good to be back with Dad and Caleb again. We will be here for a little over three weeks, living in "missionary housing" (which is an apartment right next to a church in a pretty little suburb). 


My sister, older brother, and future-sister-in-law will be visiting us during our time here, which I'm really excited about. I think these next few weeks will be really great.

See you later! :)

love,
Hannah

P.S. Sorry that the pics are a bit dark...I have no access to any editing program. #thestruggle

31 comments:

  1. OH MY WORD YOU ARE HERE IN MY HOME CITY

    AHHHHHHHHHHH

    I hope you like it! Im pretty sure I've been to that Chik-Fil-A before. lol. Ahhhh this makes me so happy. we're basically breathing the same air right now. haha :)

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    1. Little Rock? Awwwesome!!! Who knows, maybe we saw each other and never knew! :)

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  2. What an adventure!!! Have tons of fun! And we don't have Chick-Fil-A up North so I basically freak out if I see one on our travels. Loved seeing your pictures!!

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    1. Thank you, lovely! That's so sad that you don't have Chick-Fil-A around you. :'(

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  3. That sounds so cool! Living in the farthest state up north, we have only a few national businesses up here, so no Chick-Fil-A (I never actually heard of it until now, haha). Even though your photos are dark they're enjoyable!

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Thank you so much, Morning! It's a really yummy place <3 You should try it if you ever come across one!

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  4. AHH. I'm so incredibly excited for you! This sounds like a great big adventure and I'm so happy for you. :)

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  5. Yay! Have a good time here in the states! :)

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  6. I hope you are having an amazing time! And I love your photos :)

    P.S. I've never had Chick-Fil-A... You totally should send me some ;)

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    1. Come to America and try some! :) Hehe, thank you, Felicity!

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  7. Looks like you are having a great summer so far! Chick-Fil-A really is the best- I think I could possibly eat there everyday and not complain ;)

    Have fun!!

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    1. It has been great so far! And - ahh, same here. It's too good.

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  8. Chick-Fil-A is hands down the best chicken restaurant around. Looks like you're having a great time in America :) That's awesome. All the pictures are amazing!

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    1. YES. And yes, it has been really fun! Thank you!

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  9. The south of America is pretty cool because Chick fil a. ;) Anyway, I'm glad you're having a great time here in our overwhelming country! I'm still hoping I'll get to see you sometime.

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    1. It is cool! I like the south a lot. Thanks, girlie!

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  10. Chick-Fil-A is the best. :) Sounds like you're having a good time!

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    1. Glad you agree! And yeah, we have been having fun :)

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  11. Are you coming to St. Louis? :) You are already past there.

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    1. I wish we were, because it sounds lovely - but I don't think we are :/

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  12. Glad you guys had safe travels back!! <3 Sounds like a really busy but exciting summer ahead for you, girl!

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  13. Glad you made it safely!! :) Yeah, long plane rides are pretty overrated, huh? (19 & 1/2 hours from Texas to Kenya, dude!!) Rest up, eat some more Chick-Fil-A, and be sure to takes lots of pictures!! <3

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    1. Whew, 19 1/2 hours? Crazy!
      Thanks, Hannah!

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  14. I applaud the cat pictures. And chickfila (I ate there this week, actually). And I thank God that you are having a good time so far! Best wishes!

    p.s. check out this video. I think it will make you smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsJHqstPuNo

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    1. Aw, thank you, dearie! Hahahaha -Tim Hawkins! Hilarious :)

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  15. HOORAY! I hope you are having a lovely time. What a crazy adventure!

    And lemme just say... CHIC FIL A IS THE BEST. I seriously don't know what I'll do when I move to the United Kingdom in September. Tips on survival would definitely be appreciated.

    Have fun!

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    1. Thanks, Susanna! My advice on surviving life without Chick-fil-a...is remembering how good it'll taste when you go back :)

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