Thursday, July 22, 2010

So is this normal childhood behavior?

Or is living in Egypt traumatizing my daughter?

Today as she played with her doll (which she RARELY does) she said, "Oh no! Mom! My baby doesn't feel good! I think she's going to THROW UP!"

This caught my attention and caused me a bit of alarm. But when she said, "Quick, mom, go get a bowl!" I just had to laugh. Silly girl. Poor doll threw up like 20 times over the next few minutes.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Monday, July 19, 2010

July 1-15

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Endicotts Visit

It has been a busy week for us with Brian and Shelly visiting. We tried to see as much as possible in the short week they were here, without dying of heat stroke. I was especially impressed that neither of them were attacked by Pharoah's curse, just mild discomforts here and there.

For a rundown on what we did see:
Day 1 - Pyramids and Sphinx
Day 2 - Maadi and Citadel
Day 3 - Khan and Sufi
Day 4 - Egyptian Museum
Day 5 - Church in Maadi
Day 6 - Saqqara and Dashur

Sunday, July 11, 2010

June 16-30

Shelly and Brian have arrived! Just waiting for them to get here from the airport. I'll post our adventures in the next few days.

Friday, July 9, 2010

France book

Finished my book. You can view it here. If you click the link at the bottom of the image that says "click here to view your photo book" then it will take you to a larger version and you can click on "full screen mode" to read the text better.

Click here to view this photo book.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vallée de la Loire

Here are the highlights of our trip. More to come when I get them scrapbooked into an album.

Day 1: Arrived and drove to Orléans. I was still recovering from a night of vomiting and diarrhea and then a 5-hour plane ride all with no sleep (Maya had the yuckies the night previous). So I took a nap while Dave and the children played along the banks of the Loire River, where we stayed at Parc du Orléans Hotel.

Day 2: Visited the house and museum of Joan of Arc.

Visited Chambord.

Stayed the next 3 nights at Château de la Rue near Blois. This hotel was the one the groom booked for us, and wouldn't have been our first choice. It was a bed and breakfast decked out in Victorian/Renissance style, so the kids couldn't touch anything, there was no tv, it was dirty, and the "breakfast" was less than desirable. If we hadn't already been booked we would have bailed, but we suffered through 3 nights with our clawfooted-no-shower-wobbly tub.

Day 3: Visited Chenonceau.

Played in the hotel pool. Attended a BBQ for the bride and groom in Suévres.

Day 4:
Visited Cheverny.

Attended the wedding of Dave's friend, Christoffe, at this 12th century church:

Day 5: Went to church in Orléans. Drove up to Versailles and visited the palace. Stayed the night in Versailles at the Holiday Inn (our first hotel of the trip that had a/c).

Day 6: Flew home exhausted.