Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just a Little Something

I just thought I would post this little movie I made. This week Gwyneth had mastered walking.  Last week she was almost walking well but this week she has got the hang of it.  Go Gwyneth!

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I hope you all enjoy this little family video of one of our families firsts.  I will be posting more later because we have some more things coming up soon.  I was just proud of my little girl.  :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Well not much happened this week with me and the girls. Mark was in DC so we hung around the house.  We did explore our neighborhood a little bit and went to some parks.  Our little neighborhood has a lot of parks because it's geared toward families.  We even walked to the store one day and bought a little swimming pool.  It was hot here for a couple of days.  (When I say hot I mean in the high 80's.) After we got our pool it turned off cool for the rest of the time.  In the 60's. So much for swimming then.  We were all glad when Mark came home.

On another note, Gwyneth is learning to walk a lot better and she can crawl up the stairs.  She tries to be sneaky and looks to see if we are coming and if we are she gets a big grin on her face.

Here is a picture of the girls in their little bitty pool.














Here is Gwyneth caught red handed. I really think Aurora was coaxing her up the stairs though.

















Well that's all for now.  I hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Differences

This week I have been thinking of some of the differences in England compared to the US.  So here they are.

Here the kids go to school year round.  Everyone wears uniforms here.  The uniforms are super cheap.  In the summer all the girls wear these cute little dresses and they are just 4 pounds.  How nice would that be to pay that much for your kids clothes to wear to school.  Every Friday school gets out at 1pm.

You can park anywhere here just about.  Cars are parked all on the sides of the roads here.

The food packaging is different here.  Some of them say exactly why you should eat the food and why it's healthy.  I like that.  The grocery stores are kind of set up like a whole foods store.  Milk is in litters here.  Not gallons.

There isn't any air conditioning here because it hardly ever get hot enough to use it.

Outlets aren't allowed in the bathrooms.  The light switched to the bathroom are either on the other side of the wall before you go into the bath room or there is a cord hanging from the ceiling that you pull to turn the light on.

I haven't seen very many fences here.  Instead they have bushes they have planted.  I guess it really is called a hedge.  How economical is that.  Instead of paying for a fence you plant a hedge fence and it's good for the environment.

Speaking of the environment all of England has gone green.  We have to recycle everything.  We have 3 huge bins we have to put our stuff in.  One if for recyclables, one for garden waste, and the last is for the rest of the trash.  If you don't recycle properly you get fined.

There's lots of windmill here creating electricity.  It's pretty cool to see them all over the country side when you are driving.

And last but not least....  It seems like they are stuck in the 80's here.  There's lots of spandex and black tights, lots of 80's music.  No 80's hair though.  Whew!

Have a great week.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The first one.

I had been thinking about starting a blog since we have moved here about all the new adn exciting things we are experiencing in England and I've just now finally started it.  

Yesterday was the 4th of July.  There was a carnival on the base and fireworks.  So we celebrated our independence from England in England.  Kind of weird to think about.  England doesn't have an independence day.  Anyway so last night when we were driving home from the base, right by our neighborhood, we saw Captain America and Wonder Woman Walk down the road.  Then as we got closer to our house we saw a man dressed in a hula skirt and a straw hat.  Someone had thrown a party!

I have to admit I was missing home yesterday.  I was thinking about all those 4th of Julys spent in my back yard watching fireworks with the youth group.  Those were such good times.  Then watching them with Corina when she was a little baby in the back yard.  Time has passed so quick it seems.