Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gone so long...

It seems odd to me that even though I have more "free" time in the summer I seem to have less time to blog and to follow blogs. Oh well, ya'll will forgive me, right?

So some things of note:
  • We have been camping a couple of times this summer.  This past weekend we went to a beautiful state park and did some hiking and napping.  It was wonderful.  
  • I've spent a lot of time this summer watching PBS.  I think I'm getting smarter everyday.
  • I've watched a few movies and read some books so I need to do a goal update post.  I've haven't completely given up on that.
And finally, speaking of goals...see goal #15 over there ---->  the secret goal?  well... I think it might be "achieved."    BUT it's still a secret goal for now...so if you can guess what it is and you know me in real life, (Hi Megs! ;)) don't say anything to anyone just yet.  We're deciding how we want to tell people, especially since we are a few months ahead on our "achievement," which mikeg make things a little complicated with my job.   Frankly, I'm tempted to see how long it takes for people to guess, but the hubs is very excited and I think he'd take out a newspaper ad if he could.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My little Roo is 2!

Happy Birthday to my little Roo!  She doesn't really seem to get it that it's her birthday, although she's enjoying playing with her new customizable play center, which is currently set up as a kitchen.  She made Mikey and I a delicious supper.  "Delicious" is one of her favorite words.

We are having a birthday party for her on Saturday.  Just family (well, we invited my BIL's parents too, technically they aren't related to us.)

Time to go get her Happy Birthday Blizzard!  No cake today, but the girl loves her a blizzard.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Italy was my fav...

I probably have spent more time narrowing down what to post.  There was so much beauty there.

The view from the top of the Spanish steps.  Too many people for this Nebraska girl, but still really cool.

Trevi Fountain - pretty spectacular, but lots of people
The lobby of our hotel.  It was nice, but our rooms left a little to be desired - considering the bed was a cot...
We were there on the Italian equivalent of the 4th of July, so we just missed a military parade, but got to see this fly over and see the military people going back.

Well, I'll post more later - these are probably not the "greats" but I really like them all.

Pictures from Spain

While in Spain we walked around the capital city of Madrid, visited the historic capital of Toledo and when to the Reina Sophia Art Museum, where we some works by Picasso.  Here are some pictures I took.

The chandelier hanging in the lobby of the hotel we stayed in.

My stomach was not a fan of a lot of the Spanish food so I ended up eating at McDonald's twice.  This is the food from my nugget Happy Meal.
The ceiling in one of the cathedrals....it may have been the Royal cathedral, but I don't remember for sure.  It was beautiful though.



 A view of Toledo




Shrimp with eyes - so you see the need for McDonalds.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pictures from England

I'm Back!  I have been for a week actually, but due to a new position at school I was busy all week working there.

I thought I'd share some of the pictures that I took.  We went to London, Madrid and Rome, but I'm just doing London today. 

And now that I've uploaded all the pictures...be warned, there are a LOT of pictures.  Scroll down at your own risk.

Westminster Abbey







The hubs said I should have picked one of these for him.  A nice little "make your own" kit. 
These street performers were amazing, although it did make me wonder what makes a person decide that they are going to stand on their friend's head, or decide they are going to have their friend stand on their head.
This is the pub we at supper in one night.




Even in Nebraska I don't see a lot of meat just hanging around in stores.  It was a little odd for me.




Pea and Basil soup - sounds a little gross, doesn't it?
But it was Delicious!


Thanks for sticking with it to the end!