Today was another out-of-town workday for my brother-in-law, so I got to pick up our niece and nephew again, which meant another fun trip to the park! Elizabeth chose to stay home and nap; apparently the first day of 2nd grade was quite tiring for her! Here is some of the fun we had:
My brother-in-law has had to work out of town a few weeks this summer, which has afforded me the opportunity to pick up my niece and nephew from daycare a few times. Here are a couple of pictures from our first trip to Nord-Kalsem Park:
So... uh... Wow! The summer is nearly gone! The kids head back to school in two weeks already!
As I realized my last post was 6 weeks ago, and because we've been up to a lot since that last blog, I thought I'd get back into the game and post pictures of what we've been up to. This slideshow is picture-heavy entry, so forgive any extended loading time the page requires, won't you? ;)
We've been to softball games, begun the process of buying a home, moved into a tiny apartment until we close on the house, gone swimming a few times, and been to Oregon to stay with Jonathan's folks and brother for two full weeks (sans Jonathan who could not get the time off of work). Now the process of getting ready to return to reality and begin the school year. . .
Elizabeth had dance rehearsals and recitals for nearly 20 hours this week. All that hard work paid off, and she made quite the little star! This was her first year in dance, and she is loving it! As my previous post suggests, Jonathan has had a week full of changes in preparation for entering Management training. He doesn't look any worse for the wear, though: And then, randomly, here is a darling one from the Mother's Day program that was held at Elizabeth's school back in May:
I'm preparing for a long week without my husband nearby. What's your week hold?
So, yesterday Jonathan decided to create a little change in his life. A promotion into management with a ginormous raise and 8 weeks away from home apparently isn't enough change for him. ;) So... and... went... and then... resulting in...
Now THAT is a lot of change! He looks awesome, wouldn't you agree? (My apologies for blurry Blackberry photos.)
I love you, Jonathan, my Newly Short-Haired Management Club's president and founding member. ;)
Okay, so while I still have Internet today, I am posting one more batch of pictures. There are a lot - sorry - but this will be our last day paying for Internet until probably Sunday. ($30/day seems like a big waste, even to feed our addictions!)
Outdoor breakfast seating this morning: Indoor breakfast seating: Beautiful tile mural in Fruitas Y Flores restaurant (Fruits and Flowers): Delicious light breakfast (including the now infamous chocolate croissant/eclair thingies!): Breakfast bread and roll selection: Fresh fruit selection: Our favorite bridge to cross (it leads to all the food!): Real hibiscus flowers!! Real some-other-kind-of-flowers! "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts!" Morning peace on the beach: I know who ate the canary! (Yes, that white haze is a feather in his mouth!) Us and Ol' Man Cortez: And again: A REAL PELICAN! FLYING! I WAS IN AWE!! STILL AM!!! lol The view as we sunbathed after breakfast:
Phew! I'll bet you're as tired of looking at these as I am of posting them all one by one! Adios~
Here are the pics we've got so far. Don't be too disappointed when you realize you've seen pretty much identical photos before. You know. Last November. Because we're too silly to try a new vacation spot. This one is so wonderful!