Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Well, I started this blog because some of my friends had blogs and it seemed like a fun idea. I'm not very good at updating it. I'm going to try to be better and at least make an entry once a week. Kerri, when are you going to get one?? I have gotten some good ideas for layouts from a few of you.
Emily just joined the Rainier Youth Chorus. I have been waiting three years until she was old enough to join (you have to be in 3rd grade). She's only had a few practices, but she tells me she loves it! She is also a "Little Sister" in the Miss Auburn Pageant. It's the preliminary contest for Miss Washington. All the Auburn contestants are assigned a "little sister" (only 3rd grade girls from the city are invited to participate). Emily had to write a personal letter to the board stating why she would like to participate in the pageant. You can see all the contestants at this website: missauburn.com Emily's big sister is Libby Spangler. She is a very nice young lady. The contest is Feb 1 & 2 and Emily is dancing on stage with the other little sisters to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy". I'll post photos when I have some.
Jared is playing indoor soccer and attends Cub Scouts. Tomorrow night is the Pinewood Derby. He's so excited for it. Steve and he sanded and painted the car tonight. I'll try to post some photos this week.
That's all for now.

Monday, January 7, 2008

This is how the native Belizian's live in San Pedro . . .

He has no shoes on

There are no steps or patio that this door opens to - it just drops off the side of the house -
see the gate inside the door to keep the children from falling

Paul and Deanna in the golf cart driving through puddles

Pirate Steve! ARG!!

"Yo, ho, ho and a Pizza to Go!"

The menu says "All main dishes served with rice and beans or white rice w/ stewed beans and coleslaw. Served from 11am till it is gone"

Clothes hung out to dry


A can of Pringles and a bag of chips - our treats for the day

Paul, Steve and Beth on the beach

Steve and I at a restaurant in San Pedro, Belize

Large iguana sunning himself on a rock 1-6-07

Master bath upstairs

Master bathroom upstairs

Back deck, photo taken looking west, lagoon to the left

view from lagoon side of house looking east

Front view of house Jan 2008

Living room, sliding glass doors to the right look over lagoon

Living room, front door to the right sliding door to left

Downstairs bedroom looks out back of house to lagoon


Downstairs bedroom which looks out front of house

Master Bedroom upstairs

Another view of our villa in Belize Jan 2008

This is our villa in Belize. It's north of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye (pronounced key)