June 16

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June 16: Away we go.
La revedere, Cluj-Napoca. We’ll see you again. We will.

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May 24

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May 24: Homebound.
Instead of these balloons, this guy came home with 2 pins in his elbow, 12 stitches, and a soft cast for a souvenir. But we’re home. Home.

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February 20

February 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Posted in Lollipop, Transylvania | Leave a comment
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February 20: Girlz rule.
The moment we moved into our Romanian apartment, my daughter designated the spacious bathroom with the skylight and tub as the girls’ room The smaller bathroom? With a shower, a washing machine, and a perpetually wet floor? For boys. And recently, she made her adorably dictatorial decree official with this hand-lettered and illustrated sign.

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January 16

January 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Posted in Bun, Me | 1 Comment
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January 16: Nutella me about it …
Want to know a secret? Sometimes, during the week, when the older kids are at school and it’s just the baby and me in the apartment, we share a Nutella sandwich for lunch. And every time? We enjoy it this much.

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January 9

January 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Family, Transylvania | Leave a comment
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January 9: Home is where the heart is.
This is a billboard just up the road from us. The bright pastels always catch me off guard (in a good way), especially in winter when everything is gray and dreary. The words are a reminder to those of us who live here to have pride in and take care of our city (“Love Cluj-Napoca”) … I think, anyway. And if it means something else, well, seeing it always makes me proud that we chose this adventure in this place for our family.

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December 13

December 13, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Posted in Me, Transylvania | Leave a comment
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December 13: On the ball.
Look at me! In the ornament! On two legs! Some days, I think it’s a true Christmas miracle.

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November 25

November 25, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Posted in Giggles, Transylvania | 6 Comments
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November 25: One month and counting …
It’s exactly one month until Christmas, so I thought I’d post a yule-inspired photo. We’ve had our tree up for weeks, though we haven’t finished decorating it yet. That’s the plan for tomorrow morning, before we head over to our expat-friends’ house for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s funny how we’ve mingled the holidays together over here, but since there’s no such thing as Thanksgiving in Romania, we’re celebrating when and where we can with friends who, like us, find comfort in the traditions of our own country.

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and then, she {snapped}

October 24

October 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Posted in Bun | 4 Comments
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October 24: Testing the theory of displacement.
My baby is nothing, if not an aspiring physicist. And an adorable one at that!

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October 23

October 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Lollipop, Me, Transylvania | 7 Comments
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October 23: Girl time.
I got to spend some time with my daughter this morning, just the two of us. That so rarely happens during these busy days of meal-making, physical therapy, preschool activities, sibling wrangling, and on and on. She wanted her nails painted, so we did a coat of “Strawberry Fizz.” Then we made a pipe-cleaner Halloween spider (her idea) and worked on thank-you notes from her birthday party (my idea). It was a quiet, crafty morning, just perfect for the two of us.

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and then, she {snapped}

and then, she {snapped}

October 12

October 12, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Lollipop, Transylvania | 16 Comments
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October 12: Ziua de mâine.
Ziua de mâine. It means tomorrow in Romanian. And tomorrow is a big day. My daughter turns 5! We’ve all been scrambling around getting ready for her birthday party, but there’s an extra layer of nervousness this year. This will be the first official gathering at our Romanian apartment. We want to follow Romanian tradition and reciprocate the hospitality we’ve been shown, but we also want to share some of our American customs. I hope we’ve struck a good balance, and I’m sure the kids will have fun, no matter what. I mean, you can’t go wrong with cake and presents no matter what country you’re in … right?

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Jenny Matlock

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