Welcome to oys and joys. This is a blog about me and my family who moved this summer from the midwest of the United States to the mideast---make that Israel! We are realizing a long time dream and wanted to keep friends and family posted about our lives here. I suppose if you're going to uproot your whole life might as well do something cliche' so why not start a blog? Once I start posting, I would love to hear your comments. It is a great way to stay in touch. Welcome.