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Normally I’m against torture…

Normally I’m against torture…

There’s something about a new year that gets me all nostalgic.  Or maybe it’s because I’ve finally updated to the new iOS which no longer supports iPhoto and so all 48 thousand photos I had nicely organized are now in one jumbled mess and have required hours of sorting… I’m not annoyed about that, no. … Continue reading

Seriously?!? photos of the week

Seriously?!? photos of the week

I know that in many parts of the world, they are considered a delicacy…. but I’m pretty sure these guys were collected off the street after the first big rain. I actually saw a lady buying some!  After a brief google search, I learned that you can actually eat any snails as long as you … Continue reading

General Security vs…. a three year old.

General Security vs…. a three year old.

We have to renew our residency permits every year.  The list of requirements is always changing – letter from our church here, paper with official stamps saying we will take financial responsibility for our children, signed paper saying we will not marry a Lebanese, and on and on.  But one thing we’ve needed consistently is … Continue reading

Our love/hate relationship with Santa

Isla has never been a fan of Santa. Last year she was more than happy to sit on Santa’s lap when it was her Daddy, but wanted nothing to do with the Santa at the mall. Apparently this past week Isla saw Santa while she was on a field trip and wasn’t scared because her … Continue reading

Scrapbooking in 2013

While I love a good project involving scissors, glue and adorable paper, I just don’t have the time to spend on scrapbooking that I would like.  But at the same time, I hate having all of our family pictures stuck on the computer. Which is why I’ve totally fallen in love with photo books.  We … Continue reading

Family photo shoot

One of the things I really wanted to do while we were in the States was get some family pictures taken.  For my birthday, Caleb set up a little photo shoot.  It got canceled at the last minute, but since we were already all dressed and ready, we decide to do it ourselves.  We aren’t … Continue reading


Taking pictures for Christmas cards is all fun and games… …until baby decides to pinch her sister. When the death stare doesn’t cause baby to feel bad enough… …big sister decides to repay baby in kind with a big pinch to the cheek… …thus ending our Christmas card photo shoot.

Easter pics, the day after

So we had to take Easter pictures of Isla today because yesterday she was a bit of a cranky pants… She did a bit better today… Although I did have to bribe her with jellybeans… She made sure to let me know as soon as she was ready for another one (“see Mom?  My mouth … Continue reading

Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day!   We celebrated today with an all-American picnic on our balcony. Hot dogs, french fries, Pepsi, and fruit cobbler! No fireworks tonight… but we’ve had them almost every night since the World Cup started, so no one’s complaining here! Hope y’all are enjoying a happy day with family and friends!