i was going to post some pictures from our glorious 3 week vacation in california/utah but then i realized that would require digging through our 5 enormous suitcases to find my camera and my body just isn't ready for that yet. we arrived around noon (or 10pm, if you were asking our bodies) and were greeted with sweltering heat, a strange overwhelming smell, and piles & piles of dead ants in every corner of our home. so after attacking the carcases and showering the plane grime off of us, we promptly all crashed for a short 8 hour nap. heh-heh, not the brightest thing, i know, but we have nothing to do here for a while so there's no reason to rush into getting our bodies back on to local time.
so, we made it, we're alive (mostly) and we'll post pictures just as soon as i unpack... which will probably be sometime next week.