Thursday, April 26, 2012

March Pages

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

February Pages

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Phuket Beaches

This is the last of my Phuket pictures.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

10 Years and Lovin It

A recap of the past 10 years together...

It all began in the Salt Lake Temple

Then Move #1:
The Big Easy
Category 2 Hurricane
Mardi Gras
Death Valley LSU Game
Disney World
Pensacola Beach

Move #2:
Harvard University
Shaler Lane
Boston Blizzard (Nor’Easter)
Red Sox World Series
Boston Marathon
Fenway Park

Move #3
Downtown Houston
Tubing the Guadalupe
Robbed at gunpoint
First home (townhome)
Houston Rodeo
Deep-fried Oreos
Dallas State Fair
Category 4 Hurricane
10-day power outage

Move #4
Lake Geneva
Swiss chalet
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris
Des Alpes
Loire Valley

Move #5:
Dancing in front of Pyramids
Red Sea

Move #6
Petronas Towers
Chinese New Year
Left-hand driving
Hong Kong
Big Buddha
Lantern Festival

Move #7
Back to Houston...

Stay tuned for the next 10 years.


We spent the weekend in Krabi, Thailand, at the Ritz for our 10th Anniversary. Thanks to Hilary and Karisa for watching our children!

Lovin' life.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Here We Go Again...

Last week we were sitting in Chili's in Malaysia enjoying mango juice, french fries, and Australian beef while watching the Rodeo Championships broadcast from Houston. It was the bull riding event, and the kids stared in fascination. I explained the rules of the competition, telling them to watch the 8-second clock to see if the cowboy could endure. It quickly turned ugly as one cowboy caught a bull horn uppercut to his chin. I admit, it was kind of hard then to explain why people do this.

But it brought on a bit of nostalgia. I told Maya that 4 years ago we attended that same rodeo in Houston. I thought of turkey legs on the bone, deep-fried pickles and Oreos, and my pink cowboy boots that Maya loves to wear around the house. For international day at her school she got to dress up as a cowgirl (how else do you dress as an American??)

Imagine my surprise when a few days later Dave says, "Do you want to move to Houston?" Heck ya, when?

Two weeks. That wasn't what I had in mind. Suddenly there are a hundred things here I haven't done or seen. Suddenly I find myself in a whirlwind frenzy. My heart aches to leave what I've come to love here in Malaysia, but the other part of me is super excited to scream down the 21-lane Katy freeway singing Rascal Flatts at the top of my lungs.

So here we go again. This time there isn't an anxiousness about a new culture, a new country, a new language. There is excitement to see old friends and reacquaint myself with Taco Bell.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Koh Panyee

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New King

Malaysia has a new (old) king.  Al-Sultan Almu'tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah was coronated yesterday.

This is his second time reigning.  He was king from 1970-1975.  He is the first person to hold the position twice.

The other day I drove by a beautiful building and wondering what it was. It looked like a governmental mosque of some sort.

A few days later I learned that it was Istana Negara or Palace of the People. It is the new royal palace and where the coronation took place.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

James Bond Island

The kids were swarmed by a bunch of students when we got to the beach. They were swept up and kissed. They just wanted to play in the water, but always found themselves with a new friend.  We whisked them away when someone wanted them to pose with their nude boy.

This little girl wasn't too happy when Ethen threw a rock and it splashed right up in her face. That's what she gets for being so close!

And I even saw James Bond there! Seriously, Dave, how can you NOT notice that man when you're snapping my photo?!

This video makes me laugh. Do try and focus on the scenery, not the crazies on the island. Every direction I turned was someone funny. I love Maya getting in the way of James Bond's sexy shot.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Subway Art Freebie

So I found a lot of subway art online about Easter, but all reflecting bunnies and such. I decided to create my own art about the true meaning of Easter.

If you would like to print one, just click on the image.    Then right-click and choose "save image as" and you can print it.  It is 8x10.  Happy Easter.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Come Listen

 Come listen to living prophets