Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Back in the desert

So we are really back in the desert about to cross into Arizona in the next hour and then New Mexico and tonight we will sleep in Texas, such a great feeling reaching our home state.. Boys are all about reaching Texas, they love crossing state lines.

Allan and I enjoy getting closer to home but hate the border controls.. If they just ask for identification we are good and pass through smoothly, if they ask are we US citizens, then the games begin.. Luckily we are in the system and it should all go smoothly...but the delay and being pulled over is always a nuisance .

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Monday, December 20, 2010

We have arrived in Palm Springs

This is us at the Ghirardelli the factory.. They are sitting at the ice cream bar.. Christmas chocolates now purchased!!

This is them this evening in Palm Springs... Full of very delicious pizza ..

We are eating in a delightful family restaurant, Italian, after a long day in the car.. In the rain. We are NOT use to rain and cold.. Culture shock to us for sure.

The boys are still being so great about road trips.. The odd diversion to chocolate factories help.

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Will's surprise party

We travelled up to El Dorado Hills for this party and had a lot of fun. Shame it was raining all the time but it did not spoil the fun. I will post better photos of us all when I get them from Jo, who is never with out a camera and does it so much better than me, and most others actually..

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Breakfast for my starving children

Why do they always think they ate starving.. Ben had four plates of food.. Sausage and scrambled eggs( not forgetting the ketchup), yogurt, toast and jam, cinnamon roll and chocolate milk, apple juice...

As you can see.. Wasting away!!!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Nearly at our destination

Thank goodness, two days of traveling for 15 hours a day is hard, but worth it .

The boys have been wonderful and the beauty of technology does shine through on long trips. As does travel bingo... A winner.

Will update you all with mote when I can. Plenty of pictures to follow. Just not yet.

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In a waffle house for Breakfast

We are having breakfast before heading back on the road for 15 hours.. But we will reach our destination tonight which is fantastic . I wonder how Jack is enjoying his first morning off school, and Vara with peace and quiet in the house.. Not a lot of quiet in our house normally.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

For my mum, who wanted to see the pictures

Last night was ARM's Christmas party, we all had a lot of fun, here are pictures of Allan and I .

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Sunday, December 5, 2010


So for those of you who don't know I go to Jazzercise every week, depending on my schedule, 3 or 4 times..I love it. It is so much fun. It has certainly helped my core and got my marathon time down considerable, because my posture is so much better...so this is us all ( well an awful lot of us) at the local Buda Fest, Buda is a town about 6 miles south of Austin, and they held a Christmas market, with live entertainment and all sorts of goodies to buy, eat, enjoy etc. It was beautiful day, in the 80's when we did our routine..It was meant to be a flash mob, so we were all meant to join in and look like part of the crowd, but they cleared the road, and announced us....not in my plans...anyway, fun was had by all of us.
The video has been done by Jo, who's blog is linked to mine if you have never looked at it you should, and Cara, they were at different sides, in fact Cara is in view at the very start as well..but we are not going to tell us which ones are us...

Jazzercise at BudaFest