Saturday, March 29, 2008

don't have enough good words to say anything more....

maybe you have something you could contribute to the auction.

check it out.

"when life hands you lemons....you make lemonade."

First off, my friend Sarah had her baby while we were away.
Reuel was born March 19th (same day as Adelaide!! awesome)
Reuel means friend of god and is pronounced RU-EL.


scotland, here we go.

we had an excellent trip overall.
the flights went OKAY. i mean adelaide fussed when she was super tired and really didn't sleep much but it could have been WAY worse. the flight coming home was probably the worse of the two. once there she screamed the first two nights cause she was so dang confused. but after that fell right back into her daily schedule. coming home was a bit easier on her i think although yesterday was a bit rough. today she is back to her old self.
we spent about 5 hours in a scottish hospital the night before we were to come back cause Adelaide had a flu bug which included the barfs.
also, we discovered a very cute little series called Charlie and Lola. i am not sure if its out here but the books are way cute so we got adelaide a few of them.

Highlights of the trip:
-for traveling we were able to spend some time in Glasgow. not as much as we would have liked but it was good.
-Spent a day in Edinbugh with the Price Family(thank you friends), which was very cool.
-Justin went to a football match and spent the day on the island Arran (i was with adelaide as she wasn't feeling up to it).
-we had a fabulous hike up Law Hill for Easter. and a lovely afternoon with Alisons family. adelaide even had her first Easter Egg hunt.
-ate a meal at an old pub--just the adults (very cool)
-ate Haggis and liked it.
-i am currently addicted to Pasty's and want to bring them to the USA!!
-watching JUNO on the flight home and the first half of The Darjeeling Limited (rented it to watch the rest of it tonight)
-spending good quality time with travis and alison (justins bro and sis-in-law) in their own environment with their 2 kids just hanging out and relaxing

i am sure that i am forgetting great details that maybe Justin will include if he blogs about the trip.

we're glad to be back home.
okay i need an american idol and survivor update.....anyone?
and looking forward to whats ahead the next couple weeks.
i've had a lot on my mind lately so hopefully you'll have some thought filled posts the next couple weeks. or maybe not cause sometimes its to hard to put into words.

peace.

Friday, March 28, 2008




easter morning.
our hike up Law Hill with Travis and Alisons church family.
beautiful morning.

glad to be back.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

today is the day.
we are headed out for our trip to scotland.
you'll be glad to know that i started my antibiotic yesterday and am already feeling better.....thank goodness!!!

i hate flying....really i do.
i get so nervous that we're going to die.
i usually do alright once were in the air offically but man, do i dread it.

adelaides dedication was beautiful.
you know when you plan something and picture it in your head and then it either turns out as you pictured it OR it goes a totally different direction? well, her dedication was completely as we pictured it. everyone who played a part was well prepared and awesome. it was great to have both sides of adelaides family there. really, it was so cool.
her birthday party wasn't bad either. lots of fun new books and clothes! fun fun fun!

adelaide is an offical walker as i mentioned before. it seems she now prefers the walk to her crawl. she is so cute to watch. she has also taken to speaking in sentences (granted it's in another language). she also finds herself very very funny cause whatevers she's saying really cracks her up.

i boiled a chicken for my first time last thursday. boiled it for chicken enchilladas. they were good. but cooking chicken is nasty dude! grossed me out the whole time.

oh! i am taking some of my love notes for the airport...i mean what better place to put some, right?!

one thing about blogs that are cool is you never really know who is reading yours. i mean you have your peeps who make comments but then i bet there is a whole lot more who read but just don't comment. i like the mystery.

i am trying to leave you with a blog that will leave you satisfied for 10 days. cause i am sure you'll miss me.

2 of my friends are due to have kids soon. Sarah will probably have her baby while i am away (sad news--cause my favorite thing is to get a phone call (no matter what time) telling me a baby has entered the world) and Heather should hold out until i get back (right?!!!??!!). I don't know either of the names and i am so excited to hear them!!

i am lovin' this girls art...check it.

okay, i think thats it for now.
grace and peace friends.
grace AND peace.

"all my bags are packed i'm ready to go....." --peter, paul and mary

p.s i found this photo linked from shutter sisters and it just reminded me how good it is to have friends! thank you.....friends.

Friday, March 14, 2008





well........heres the new chops.
its a bit more flipy on the sides but thats cause today was CRAZAY.
it had to be short cause when i cut the dreads i cut them all uneven and so, we needed to even them out so my hair can grow in.
don't have much time except to upload these.
hopefully i'll get a good post in before we head out to scotland.
cheers.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

wow 3 whole posts by my husband...maybe the blog thing is gonna stick.
check it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

do we all know about etsy.com?
oh man.......its my new obsession.
awesome awesome and more awesome!

check this HOPEREVO video/blog out.......VERY COOL. plus i love this gals blog.

the family is sick.
yuck.

we are in the midst of planning adelaides dedication, a birthday party, a trip to Scotland and a Young Marrieds Beach Retreat. doesn't that all sound exciting!!!
it really is. lots to do. lots of lists. lots of trying to think of fun ideas. i like it alot....just wish i could breate outta my nose.
OH OH OH....neti pot ='s my love. worked like a charm last night for me. Justin had a bit of trouble BUT he is really stuffy (his nose that is ;))

ta ta for now.

p.s. adelaide walks. it's so strange. she is way cute.

“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” –Rilke

Saturday, March 08, 2008



Thank to the song Fifty-Nifty that I learned in the 6th grade here is my score!!!
I ROCK!

a side note:

i have always found it interesting that when folks move here from somewhere (england, scotland, iran, ireland..........you know what i mean) they don't seem to ever "loose" their accent or the way in which they form words. but when usaians move somewhere....BAM we have totally changed our entire vocabulary to fit into that culture. why do you think that is?

mostly to fit in?
you have to change some vocab so the locals know what the heck you are talking about? (yeah but this is semi understandable...but what about the accent??)

just a thought i had tonight at dinner.

i am still sick.
poo.

hey, Into the Wild is finally out on DVD....rent it!
we're going to.

adu

i have a bad habit of pulling out 2 kleenex everytime i blow my nose.
i don't know why i do this.
i only ever really use one of them and then just throw the bunched mess away.
so, in this sickness (yes i ahve a cold--hey at least its BEFORE Scotland) i am trying to use only 1 Kleenex at a time.
we'll see how it goes.

way to ill to find a good quote.
sorry.

peace.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

happy love thursday everyone.

some friends from college are driving up here from San Diego as we speak. i am very excited. i haven't seen these guys for a lot of years. they have a daughter who is 2 and i can't wait to meet her. it will be fun to watch she and adelaide play.

my allergies are just awful.
really awful.
hate them.

nothing else to say.

"Avoid making irrevocable decisions while tired or hungry” – Robert Heinlein

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

windy.
stuffy.
learning.
interpretation.
never always.
tummy ache.
cough.
teeth.
friends.
far away.
cleaning.
nerves.
neti pot.
scrabble.
talking.
spring.
travels.
community.
RSVP.
celebration.
green.
jesus.
bible.
c-sections.
bottles.
cloth diapers.
misunderstood.
no woman.

there you have it. my amazing blog of what has been going on for me these days.
enjoy.

“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well!” - Joe Ancis

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

hey all,
i am trying to get myself back in the saddle and ready to write an AMAZING blog (hahaha) until then here are some interesting links to check out.

Global Rich List
Abunga
Beach House

okay hopefully that will hold you.

talk soon.