Saturday, May 31, 2008

I always wondered about cars and when they die

Way back, a long time ago I lived in Seattle.

I had a roomate named Bracan.

I got married we went to NY for a job.

Around the same time, Bracan got married and I sold my car to him.

A wonderful 92 Honda Accord. I loved that car. It had been stolen, broken into at least 3 times. Our family owned it from about 30,000 miles and I rolled 200,000 not long before I sold it. I had so many memories that included the car. It was very faithful to me.

Anyway, I think other members of my family might also be slightly attached to this car even though it is no longer ours.

While the verdict is yet out on the future of my old car, it looks pretty dead.

Please read the story of our good friends, the Williams, who recently had a non-typical day in my old car. While the car portion of the story is interesting, the pregnancy part of the story is a nail-biter.

I don't want to spoil it just go read it.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

We live near the city

This is how close we live to Manhattan.

My Sunday walk with Hannah

Today we got home from church and Hannah was grumpy. She didn't want to do anything, but I did entice her outside with a homemade batch of bubbles. Minna and Jane were still sleeping so we decided to go for a walk.

We went to the park where I sometimes meet Minna and the girls for lunch.

Hannah took a photo of me.

Little did I know how many places hide-and-seek can be played. We played on the sidewalk. Hannah always told me where to hide. The tiny figure running toward me on the sidewalk is her. I snapped the shot while trying to hide in a shallow doorway.

This is when she found me.

There was a nice spot of grass that Hannah insisted we "jump" into. This grass was so plush we laid down in it.

What is out of place here?

Inside our fridge.
This happened a while ago but I forgot to take the photos off our little camera.

We do keep peanut butter in the fridge so that is not the correct answer.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The most fulfilling part of our vacation

We've returned from our grand trip to Ireland. Rested, relaxed.

Upon returning home we were greeted with hugs and excitement and laughter. We just hugged and hugged. The girls were so happy to see us. But I think we were more happy to see them. There was no need to be reacquainted, we started playing right away.

Hannah said the prayer for dinner and when I coached her to say thank you for mommy and daddy to come home, she added on "and I could be so happy". And she truly was happy that we were home.

Minna has posted some pics here and here already.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

We're going to Ireland this Thursday!

Leaving on Thursday be back on Monday.

Cliffs of Moher
Everything in-between

What we're doing to get ready:
Mostly stuff to help Minna's parents while they are here taking the kids.

The awesome-est part:
That we are just renting a car and we'll stay in bed and breakfast places wherever we feel like it.

photo by dusi_bbg

Thursday, May 01, 2008

I found this video highly entertaining but you might not

From (a blog I visit often)
If you only watch one metronome video in your life, make it this one.
There's something about the synchronization of metronomes that just made me laugh, outloud, a lot.