19 June 2008

I got this off of Ian's blog and wanted to see how many I had done, I think I counted 55 it would be fun to try and do them all!

*1. Sang the National Anthem at a public event
2. Swam with wild dolphins
*3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
*6. Held a tarantula
*7. Won a pie eating contest, or any eating contest
*8. Said “I love you’ and meant it
*9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
*12. Watched a lightning storm
13. Seen the Northern Lights
*14. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
*19. Slept under the stars
*20. Changed a baby’s diaper­­
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
*22. Watched a meteor shower
*23. Gotten drunk on slurpees
*24. Given more than you can afford to charity
*25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Overcome a fear
*29. Asked out a stranger
*30. Had a snowball fight
*31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly could
32. Held a lamb
*33. Seen a total eclipse
*34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
*36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
*38. Actually felt happy about your life
39. Had two hard drives for your computer­
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Can recite something over 100 words long
*42. Have amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
*47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
*49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
*52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
*55. Milked a cow
*56. Alphabetized your CDs
*57. Pretended to be a superhero
*58. Sung karaoke
*59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Slept in a castle
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
*63. Played in the mud
*64. Played in the rain
*65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
*68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
*71. Played some sort of game for more than 6 hours straight
*72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
*75. Eaten food you had no clue what it was but did it out of respect for your host
76. Gone without food for 5 days
*77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
*80. Been skinny dipping
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
*83. Got flowers for no reason
*84. Performed on stage
*85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
*88. Stood up for something against the crowd
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
*95. Asked someone for forgiveness and received it
*96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
*100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
*102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
*110. Been afraid for your life
*111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
*113. Broken a bone
115. Lived longer than a year in another country
*116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
*118. Ridden a horse
*119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
*122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
*129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
*137. Skipped all your school reunions
*138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
*141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a fair
*146. Dyed your hair
*147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life.

14 June 2008

Rylee and Aliyah play on the slide, while Lizzy watches from the shade.

Aliyah makes a get away.

The girls love to play on the quaint playground just outside in the courtyard. Later there was an ice cream social that made bath time a must, unfortunately my camera batteries died. Everyone was calling Rylee "chocolate face".

13 June 2008

Our very attentive Aliyah turned 4 January 22
Our Rambunctious Rylee turned 2 just five days before Lizzy got here, on December 3

And our little Lizzy was born Dec 8, 2007
How blessed are we?!?

Our precious girls!
Rylee, Lizabeth, and Aliyah

Our Life for Now...

I guess it's finally time that Ryan and I got on here. It was just too hard to do from a library computer. Now we have our own computer in our own little town of Boise Idaho. Ryan is finally doing what he's told me he's wanted to do since we met. He is starting school working hard and hoping to acheive a degree in Secondary Ed (Emphasis in Biology) with a minor in coaching- football of course. He has already finished one of his summer classes, Western civilizations history, he got a B+. We are so proud of him and the hard work he is doing. Even if it means we don't see him very much. He is also working part time at Lowes, so he keeps pretty busy!

The girls and I are busy trying to set up the house and decide where things go. We don't very much agree on this, Aliyah thinks everything should stay where it is, Rylee thinks the water from the tub or either of our two bathroom sinks should go on the floor, and Lizabeth thinks everything should go in her mouth, even her Daddy' homework (thankfully already turned in and graded). Over all they are good helpers. They love being in Boise where Daddy's school is and Aliyah can't wait until next fall when she can go to school like him.

We are all doing good and loving our new adventure, even if it does feel a few years past due, it wouldn't have been near as much fun with just Ryan and me. Our only hope is to make the schooling go by as quick as possible and not take any extra years doing it. We love you all and hope the best for each of you. More to come when more happens!