Thursday, July 30, 2009

Powell












We live at Lake Powell for weeks out of the year thanks to my parents amazing house boat. Milo absolutely adores the water, which scares me because he just dives in, you really have to be right there! He is a great little water baby, he can blow bubbles and kick so well. He is just a joy to be with down there.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hadleys come to play


We had such a great time with Geoff's brother Andrew, his wife Dee and their three kids the past month. They came and stayed with us and we just had the best time. That is one of the perks of living so far away is that when family comes to visit they are on "holiday" (as the Aussies call it) mode and just kick back and have fun. It sure was hard to see them go. I don't know who cried more, me or Milo.

England

Geoff and I got to enjoy a second honeymoon as we went to England for 5 days. My cute parents and sister Jenny watched Milo for us. I hated leaving my baby but it was the best thing as the trip was going to be so short and the jet lag would have really messed with him. We had a wonderful time at the Rotary International Convention in Birmingham and got to enjoy some of lovely London. This world is so full of beauty. We did the following:

1. Hiked up the geometric staircase at a St. Paul's Cathedral tour.
2. Visited Trafalgar Square
3. Strolled down Whitehall.
4. Visited the Big Ben.
5. Set our sights on the beautiful architecture at Westminster Abbey.
6. Window shopping at Harrod's in Belgravia.
7. St. James's Park.
8. Visited the Buckingham Palace.
9. Experienced the changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
10. Strolled down The Mall, a road that leads to the Buckingham Palace.
11. Enjoyed the scenic nightlife in Piccadilly Circus.