Thursday, December 27, 2012

A beautiful moment

It was a wonderful trip to Pittsburgh. We spent time with our families, enjoying the city for an 80th birthday (from the same room where we had our wedding reception!) and spreading holiday cheer!

We spent the holidays enjoying the children with their wide eyes, big grins, new accomplishments, opening the presents...always an exciting time for the little ones!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday and will spend the New Year in peace and health.

I wish you all love, joy and happiness in 2013!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Snowy weather ahead!

Today we leave the warmth and sunshine of Florida and head to the snowy weather in Pittsburgh. I hope it is enough snow to last through Christmas! I hope it snows for the Steelers game we are going to on Sunday!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
(but not delay our flight!)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Corner view Wednesday~Lights

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.

This week's topic is Lights...

I wanted to share a photo from my travel day on Saturday. It felt like the airport, London's Heathrow, was glowing. Can you spot the Christmas tree towards the center? It is small in the photo, but looked so pretty outside the window.

I hope everyone enjoys their Holidays, in all corners of our views! See you in January, corner viewers. Stop back throughout the holidays for more posts.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Home sweet home

Could it be? Did I just find the APP for iPad and now I can blog from here?

That means more posts...on the go, on my travels and just an easier way for me to blog.

I like my iPad...a lot. I like the two finger typing. I like the new retina display. I just enjoy everything about the new gadget!

So, the was another airport story....but it was just a 2.5 hour delay. It got us in late of course, but since I slept 8 of the 9 hour flight, I was able to drive the 3 hours to our home. We arrived at midnight to Denny's and had a late night bite before continuing the next 2 hours. We got in around 3 am and then we were all ready to sleep. Jet lag is tough coming here...less on the way back. I'm not sure why. We all went to sleep really early last night and all woke up by 5:30 am.

Now we are enjoying our home, our family time and the deliciously warm weather!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Airport Story #1

Welcome to this edition of
Airport Stories...

It all starts in London.
The weather looks clear.
All checked in and ready to board.

But wait....

There isn't a plane.
Delayed two hours.
I still could make the Amsterdam to Atyrau flight.
Delayed again.
Nope, better change it for the following day.
Delayed again, and again, and again.

This was the story on Wednesday for my husband.  No reason given, just kept being delayed.  It was funny on my end to watch, because online, they kept delaying the flight by an hour, then two hours, then 15 minutes, then every ten minutes.

so, he finally made it to Amsterdam where he at least got to enjoy his Papa Rellena, a delicious Peruvian stuffed potato!

He should arrive here Thursday evening around 9pm, and we leave for the airport for our Winter break on Friday at 7 am.
10 hours...

Welcome to another crazy airport story!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Home for the Holidays

Yes, to answer a few people that have asked, 
we are going home for the holidays.

For those of you that followed my blog from before, we added an addition on to our house.  It is a new master bedroom and bath.  We love it!

From the chandelier in the bedroom
to the amazing bathroom (picture to come later, but here is the house from the outside!)

it is seriously becoming a place we never want to leave!  We look forward to the days when we do not have to, but for now, we enjoy it every chance we get.
We will be here for a week, off to the East Coast to spend Christmas with family, and then back here for the New Year...

but there's already an airport story, like old times, right!
It's like I never left blog world!

Want to hear the story?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Corner view Wednesday

As I started reconnecting with my blog, I was checking out a blog from a friend here in Atyrau.
Here is a link to her blog:

I would like to join her and other bloggers taking part in Corner view Wednesday.
Corner view is a weekly appointment- each Wednesday- created by Jane, and hosted by Francesca.
It's where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.

This week's theme is 

This picture is from last winter and I thought it would be good for a cold December day here in Atyrau.
We do not have any snow yet, but I bet by the time we return from winter break in January, there will be some waiting for us!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

am I forgotten?

I could use the last post title, but why copy?
I could give you excuses, I could place the blame on a busy life...
but all of that is not me.

I just was not inspired to write.
And now I am, again.

I can't guarantee how often nor about what..
but I am back.

Did anyone miss me?