Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Birthday Pics

Some pics from Sunday:

Candle on the "birthday baclava" from our fav' deli around the corner. (they have a gluten-free section on their menu!)

My gift from the boys.

My gift from DH!!!

I wore one of my favorite outfits that day because I like to look fab' on my b-day....8^P Really, though, "fairy princess" isn't something one hears often as one gets older and fatter. Oddly enough, I heard it twice on Sunday in relation to my outfit.
Thinkin' we may be seeing this one more often.
Well. Wouldn't you?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


If you see me in the next few days and I look a little rumpled, it's because


and it hurts too. Though it doesn't look too bad in this pic taken tonight hours and hours later after the angry redness went away and the continuous burning eased up.
I am a weenie. And weenies don't like burns. Especially not right on the spot where their yarn slides over their finger when knitting. grrr/pout

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

A Day at the Beach....and the Zoo

We had a great day at the beach yesterday! We headed to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. It was a first trip to Delaware for all of us. Delaware is nice. At least the part we saw. The beach was also nice but man that water was cold! And there were people everywhere! The boys had a great time, with minimal scrapes and bruises from the rough seas, and we fulfilled our "beach" requirement for the summer. Unfortunately, the only camera we thought to bring was Todd's cell phone. This is the best I could do for you:

These are a few shots of Todd's from our day at the zoo:

How did I get these shots from Todd? They came on my birthday gift...his laptop!!!!! He'll be using the church's laptop since it's Mac and easier to synch with all the Macs in the office. Yay!!! I have a laptop! least a long as he works here....which we hope is way past the life-span of either of these laptops. :-) He set it all up for me with a cute kitty clock widget and my name on everything and a great pic of me and the boys at the zoo for my wallpaper. What a sweetie!

We had birthday cake at church today and everybody sang "Happy Birthday". It was so fun! There are some definite advantages to attending a small church. Afterward, we had lunch at our favorite cafe. The boys got me "Matilda" on DVD, which I LOOOVE, and they helped me pick some yarn out of the bargain bin at AC Moore. I even got birthday baclava. What a fun weekend!

Hope yours was good too.


to me!

Friday, August 24, 2007

National Zoo

Just a few more days until school so we're trying to get in all the wonderful things we promised our children when we announced we were dragging them half-way across the country to live somewhere they'd never seen. One of those wonderful things was the zoo. Another was the Metro. This week we walked down to the Metro and rode it to the Zoo....well, we rode it to within a few blocks of the zoo then walked to the zoo....then walked around the zoo....then walked to McDonalds....then walked back to the zoo....then walked most of the zoo some more.....then walked back to the Metro. We rode the trolley home from the Metro after that. We were some seriously tired folk afterward but it really was an amazing day. It was overcast and so cool that I wore my sweatshirt most of the day. In August! How crazy is that?

Here are some shots:

This one is for my Mom. She loves cheetahs.

This is a fun one. They put hay on the other side of this scale so the elephant will periodically wander onto it to snack...and voila! we get to see how much it weighs. Ingenious. I'm seriously hoping no one puts one in front of my fridge.

This was one of my favorite zoo creatures. I dig Rays anyway but this one had bright orange dots!

We had to get the kids stoked on sugar before attempting the long hike out of the zoo and to the Metro.

It was a great day! My legs still hurt, but that's good for me, right?
Tomorrow, the beach! After that I have to sew an Obi Wan Kenobi suit and then I think I'm done with all the promises I made pre-move. I hope.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What I meant to say was.....

A few of the things I was taking pictures of for you:

Kaboom shower cleaner, folks. It's good stuff.


We generated a lot of trash that last day. We helped the garbage collectors put it on their truck. They were confused. :-)

And everything had to go somewhere so this is what my dining room looked like until a couple of days ago.

More later.....

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Just so ya know....

We're settling in nicely here in Bethesda. We're still mostly in boxes but we're getting there slowly. Our toilets now flush properly, our doorbells no longer buzz 24-7 and our tile is almost finished! We have phone and internet and I caved in and allowed cable into my home....against my better judgment. Our kids have all of their school supplies and new shoes.....and school doesn't start until the 27th! Everyone is happy and healthy and Todd preaches his first sermon as the official pastor tomorrow morning at 11.

We're here. The only thing not running is my computer. We're looking for a good, narrow computer desk so we can set it up in the living room. So. No desk=no computer=no photos=no real blogging. I am taking pictures.

I'll blog soon!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Dear Friends

Hi out there to everybody (anybody?) who has wondered where I am. We're in the midst of our move right now and I'm taking lots of pictures. We're about half-way through a long, drawn-out process and I'm ready to be all in. Todd and I drove the U-Haul out last week and are still in Maryland getting things together for school etc. We can't unpack our boxes because they are painting the house so we are truly in limbo. We fly back to Texas tonight to get our kids and start the 3 day drive back with them on Thursday. I am so ready to have my kids here and start life!
See ya soon, with pics.