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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cookie Day 2012

The day we were to head to Seattle was also CCD 2012. Sadly I had to leave before all the cookies were done, but had fun nonetheless!

We cut back a bit this year and premade a lot more dough so there wouldn't be quite so much to do the day of.

Here is a pic of girls and I are modeling their Xmas gifts from me - homemade aprons! My first (and very likely last) sewing project ever! I think they turned out super cute, even if they did require a LOT of help from sewing queen Caris :)


Well folks, the Big London Adventure is winding down! We have one more full day here before we head home... I can't believe what a great, exhausting trip it's been!

Some highlights:
Edinburgh castle
Harry potter studio tour
Learning to drive on the left- hand side of the road (in the right-hand side of the car)
Hiking up to Hadrian's Wall in the blustery winds in the middle of nowhere
A 2-hour queue to get into the Christmas Eve carol service at St Paul's cathedral (where we befriended some Brits, South Africans and a gal from Milano, and watched Muslims tell us all about why our beliefs were so wrong)
The ridiculous crowds at harrods on Boxing Day
Trying to traverse the city during a subway strike (not fun, especially in the rain, with every single bus packed to the gills)
Trying to find hot food on Christmas Day
Missing out on finding (and marrying) prince Harry (because he is in Afghanistan) :(
The incredible churches (York minster, St Paul's, Westminster Abbey) that make our 80-ish year old cathedral at home look so puny and new
Eating our weight in Pret-a-Manger sandwiches
And SO much more!

We are, understandably, exhausted, excited to get home to comfortable beds, and sad to leave all at the same time!

Lots of pics to come when we get stateside

Sunday, December 16, 2012

England bound!

Well the big day is here!

Pia, mom and I are sitting in SeaTac waiting to board the plane for our big UK adventure!

We are off to Edinburgh, York, Leeds, Harry Potter world and of course London!!!

Adventures will include:
Renting a car and driving through England (on the left side of the road)
Lots of sightseeing
Pia and I trying not to kill each other
A probable mental breakdown from my dog
Prince Harry stalking

Catch ya on the flip side!!!