Monday, August 27, 2007

Long Time No Blog

Hello people....been awhile. Believe it or not I have been busy. Working, mommying, etc...basically the same old stuff....but it seems more than usual.

Tonya (pronounced Tone-ya)has now been in our house for a bit over a week. We all get along quite well I think. I have her officially hooked on Grey's anatomy, she has eaten green beans for the first time ever, has become a lover of cheese quesadillas and has joined the swimming team at school. Here she is teaching Bella how to crochet.

Tonya and Bella on the first day of school (last monday)

Miss Emma started playing soccer and had her first game on Sunday. She was cute and was getting the hang of it by the end of the game. We had one episode where she just walked off of the field in the middle of the game...she was bribed back onto the field after being told that she needed to keep on playing to get her soccer treat after the game.

And finally another reason I have been a bit more busy than normal....for those of you who so kindly asked who the man was in my post a month or so ago and I so rudely ignored you....this is Jeremy. I like him...we will leave it at that. More to come if I feel like it =).

Anyway, I hope to resume my hobby of scrapbooking sometime soon. I have been on hiatus this summer and am ready to get started again I think. Step one would to be to clean up my office I think as it seems to paralyze me with it sheer messiness everytime I walk into it. Well that is all for now. Hope you all have a lovely day.
Ohhh.....did I mention I bit the bullet and got high speed internet...found a reasonable satellite option and did it. It is quite refreshing to be able to download a song from the internet in way under 45 minutes =). Adios.

Friday, August 17, 2007

And so she arrives

Antonina, the exchange student living with us this next year arrived this afternoon.

Spent a lot of time getting her bedroom ready. Found out I don't have a bed frame, so the bed is on the floor. Here is my finished work. Turned out okay, I think. Much better than the first attempt, which I aborted mid way through and had to start over.

And she brought us to like her =).

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


A brief recap of the weekend. Went to Omaha to the zoo, art museum and the children's museum. Had fun....a last minute "vacation" before school starts. Here are a couple of pics from the weekend. This tiger was not a happy one...protecting her cute little newborn....

the 4 little girls at the art museum...thought they looked kind of cute....

finally bought the paint for my foreign exchange students bedroom....need to get that done now as she is arriving next week already. Anyway...that is all for now. Have a lovely day.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

A few photos

Catching up just a bit tonight. Had a chance to finally download my pics and here are a few of them. Just to prove I actually went there to work =)...

Here was a little guy I took a photo of on our way to one of the clinics. We went from the main camp each day and went way out into the countryside to hold our clinics. Always tons of interesting people along to way...

Some yummy treats........ I did not eat any =)

The last day we got to have some free time. A handful of us chose to go see Angkor Wat. Here I am standing in front of it.

Another one of the temples there...

More temple...

Well that is all for now. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!