Friday, August 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

a little bit of random

This is just too fantastical not to share. There just happened to be an article in some travel magazine Nathan subscribed to. We never have enough frequent flyer miles for actual plane trips, just lots of weird magazines.
The city of Dubai as explained by wikipedia
BBC Link that explains it a bit more

If you don't feel like reading, here is the breakdown. It's on the coast of the Persian gulf. Basically 30 years ago there was barely anything there and now it's a major city. Somebody said they're attempting to build 100 years worth of city in 10. One site said they currently had something like 20 % of the world's cranes! It's not just a city though. It's like this wild theme park, like all the architects were told they could build their most fanciful ideas. There are palm tree shaped islands that can be seen from space and a building where every floor rotates and the worlds tallest hotel located on it's own artificial island. It's just mind boggling. Like something out of a science fiction book.
Do yourself a favor and google it, you'll see some of the most astonishing architecture! Or you can pick up a copy or Travel and Leisure and read the article but the pictures I found online were much better.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Evie and Rose have some news to share

They mean of course that they're going to be big sisters. Around about the beginning of April, should everything go well. We had meant to wait and share in person but it seems like a lot of our people need a lift today. So don't mention it to Julia unless you're certain she knows, okay? And no, we were not trying for a boy for Nathan, okay? He likes his girls just fine. And yes, we are super, super excited. Rosie said she "loves her little warm baby" and Evie promptly named it yellow. I feel pretty good, as usual for me and my pregnancies. Just tired and a little bit of that after thanksgiving stuffed nausea feeling.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sunday at the park

So, at the risk of jinxing us, the weather has been beautiful. I'm going to go ahead and say it and not be all superstistious , almost like fall is on it's way. Last year at this time we were well into the drought and facing 100+ temperatures. For the past 5 or 6 days we've had cool pleasant mornings and hot but not deadly afternoons. It's been soo lovely and I do hope it stays. It's not too much to ask for actual fall weather in September, is it?
So sunday afternoon after I got back from Birmingham we haeaded to the park. It's a very small park that they built on an old orchard. The girls had way more dun climbing trees and counting apples than they did playing. We did convince them to get on the seesaw with us, I was a little concerned about the weight limit but it was one of those old solid metal ones so we were just fine.

Friday, August 08, 2008

new house

We've got a contract on a house in Waleska, Ga. That's just north of Canton for you folks familiar with Atlanta. We'll close in late September.

Here's a link to some pictures.
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Monday, August 04, 2008

shoogah fiend

I've been pretty lax with Rosie's candy obsession because we eat really well otherwise. That might have to change. The other day after being in the car for the entire day looking at houses we took the girls to the toy store for a treat. They had been sooo good we thought they deserved something. Rosie latched onto a Pegasus pretty quickly and try as I might I couldn't swap it out for anything - not even special things like barbies or my little ponies that I usually won't buy. The pegasus was pretty pricey so I was willing to make a deal. She wasn't having it. I gave in to keep the peace, after all she had just put up with an entire day of my neurotic house/area hunting. Fast forward to the candy isle where Mom and I were picking up our treats. Rosie spotted the lik a maid and in about .5 seconds picked it up and handed me the pegasus saying she'd rather have the candy. Good bye coveted, expensive, sparkly toy, hello shoogah! I can't tell you how disturbed that made me, enough to consider banning white sugar completely. At least after I had my chocolate.