OK, so the country always has been ours, we just haven't seen much of it the past couple of years.
As mentioned previously, Laura and I departed Trinidad for the U.S. -- specifically Washington, D.C., and its environs -- on April 15. We're living in the same corporate apartment complex we did when we were here in 2007, so we're seeing a lot of our church friends again (although no old Foreign Service friends so far).
Laura is going to finish out second grade at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, and she'll go to third grade there next year, too. The biggest change, at least on the surface, for her will be that she no longer has to wear a uniform. So this was her attire yesterday, her first day:
Thank goodness for clearance racks since she didn't have a single pair of jeans, and the only pair of long pants she owned apparently got left behind in Port of Spain. Plus, it's still a little on the cold side here, which we're not used to after having been in the tropics for a couple of winters.