Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wander List

Dreams of world travel and adventure occupy my thoughts today. Here are a few things on my ever evolving "bucket list."

  • Go camping in the redwoods
  • Walk across Britain, staying in Bed and Breakfasts along the way
  • Take tango lessons in Argentina
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Cruise pass giant glaciers in Alaska
  • Feel the mists off of Victoria Falls
  • Visit all 7 Continents
  • Sing Karaoke in Japan
  • Hike to the ruins of Machu Pichu
  • Be an extra in a Bollywood movie
  • Run a marathon in another country
  • Walk through a Monarch butterfly forest
  • Go to Chaco Canyon during the Solstice
  • Get tickets to the Sundance Film Festival
  • Eat Pad Thai in Thailand

What's on your list?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Time with Thomas

Persy and I had a scenic drive to Heber yesterday to ride on Thomas the train. Persy really adores this show and was very excited to ride on the train. We had a countdown to the event and every day she wanted to know if it was time to go on Thomas yet.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I Need a Much Faster Camera

My camera has about a serious delay problem and it is driving me nuts. You need to be quick to catch the ever elusive toddler!

Mixing Work and Pleasure

Gabe had a conference to attend in St. Thomas last week, so naturally I wanted to come along as well! My in-laws generously agreed to watch Persy for a few days while we traveled.
I was fairly giddy the whole trip about having time all to myself. I slept in until the obscene hour of 9:30, (which was actually just 7:30 Utah time, but still . . . )

Beautiful beaches outside of our room

Celebrating our 8 year anniversary at a romantic little restaurant in Red Hook. In addition to this yummy meal we also indulged in a LOT of peanut butter and peanut M&Ms. Nut products are banned from our house because of Persephone's peanut and cashew allergy. Needless to say, their forbidden nature means that we both crave nuts. One of the best parts of traveling without Persy was not having to stress out about what she could eat and if she would be safe because of her severe food allergies.

We stayed at a really lovely resort for the conference, too lovely in fact because I hardly left the premises! I spent all day swimming in the warm ocean and reading under palm trees while Gabe was at his conference. Gabe was also able to do some scuba diving one afternoon and we spent a morning snorkeling together. It was such a relaxing and fun trip!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Toddler Humor

I love how Persy bring extra humor, dancing, and play to my life. I'll be doing something mundane when all of the sudden she prances in with one of my hats or gives me a funny look that will make me laugh.

Butterfly Release

We had the magical experience of raising caterpillar larvae and watching them transform into lovely painted butterflies. It was incredible to watch them just slip out the chrysalis. Persephone took an active part in our little science project and loved feeling the butterflies crawl on her arm before we released them outside for the remainder of their short, but hopefully happy, nectar filled lives.