Tuesday, February 23, 2010


valentines fruit

(please look past the poor photography... my camera is broken)

a big thanks to my parents or better known as meme & babu for the wonderfully yummy fruit arrangement! we LOVED it!

sorry meme e didnt want to smile for you~

Monday, February 22, 2010


please excuse the blurriness of the photos... my camera has been acting up for some time, but i didnt want to part with it while nikon fixes the focus problem. catch 22

Monday, February 15, 2010

missing africa

100 questions

a little bit about me... 100 questions with keely... hey i have done more than 50% of these and im only 25... not too shabby! not to mention that i have lived in 28 houses (i think... i might have lost count)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo...duet

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea... in a 6 passenger airplane
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child... but its TOTALLY happening!
16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort... no but built a dirt fort underground with my brother
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon... totally my goal for this year!
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run-little league
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person- does seeing Victoria falls (the biggest waterfall in the world count?)

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language... trial by error count? not fluent but enough to get by
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied... yes cause i dont put my worth, security, or happiness in money or monetary things

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance... with Eli when he was 7 weeks old
47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie...commercial count?

56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma... i cant i have lived in africa and taken malaria medicine

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car...my parents bought me one
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox... couldnt get it as a kid so i go the shot as an adult
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit...hope to never be
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee...still have a scar from the killer bee from 6 years ago
100. Read an entire book in one day

Friday, February 12, 2010

9 months: walking, talking, & using the potty

i just love this boy... can't believe i have known him 9 months already! he is growing up way too fast for his mama. Levi is getting quite big and no i don't just mean those sweet squishy rolls on his tummy that are scrumptious. he is still my one tooth wonder, with 3 more ever closer than before from making their debut! he is walking, talking and using the potty... ok well sort of... he has taken a few steps from the couch to the coffee table and to me, but he is not full blown walking. he pushes a little stool around the house so he can get to where he wants to go. he has used the potty, but is he potty trained, no! he does say some words: dada, mama, brobro, bye-bye, hey, hi, bababu (my dad is babu, grandfather in swahili). im so proud of this little guy! he has such a sweet spirit about him!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


winter stroll