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Glanvillia, Saint John, Dominica
i am a mom/wife/textile designer gone haywire. I love to sing(music/arts AA degree), craft, exercise, and be goofy. Just living life outside the norm. And the norm thanks me for it. Oh yeah, and I like me some haikus. . . . . . . . . . What are we up to currently? Aaron recently started medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and the kids and I are along for the crazy ride :)


Monday, November 12, 2012

Our sweet little Italian Greyhound mutt- 5 weeks old. She was abandoned and we adopted her last night. The kids think they are just babysitting her for two days for someone else but we are getting her fostered until Christmas eve (if you know what I mean).

She actually fits IN the bowl- I ended up using a peanut butter jar lid to feed her.

These kids love this dog

He's in heaven. He got up a few times in the night just to lay on the hard ground next to her

Well, she didn't like the milk. i guess she's past that stage

It's like her own little yard... with a giant rolling Indiana Jones basket ball.  Careful, doggie!  Don't get crushed!

 Licking her lips

Trying to make Tess comfy

 Nap time.

Sunset Kayaking and Roseau trip

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I borrowed some of my friend, Bree's, kayaks and we all snorkeled and went kayaking at sunset.  It was such a great day! 

Charlie running in front of the beach cottages at PBH. They were built for the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean during filming and are now rented out to vacationers. 

We always walk down the path behind the cottages and pick Carambola (star fruit).
 Silly Megan

Matthew LOVED kayaking.  I got some sweet shots of him and the setting sun.  I love this place

The explorer!  What a cool kid.

 Megan and Cami getting out after Matte's brother paddled them around

A group of spouses took a trip to Roseau to shop (there is much better selection for food and things in Roseau.  It's the capitol and takes about an hour to get there).

I love my envelopes I got at Astaphans!!

Here is a random cellar door we walked past on our way to Pizza Hut (YEAH BABY- there are only 3 American fast food places on the island- Pizza Hut, KFC and Subway- the only one by where we live is Subway).  It looks like the building owners found it somewhere else and propped it against their wrong shaped cellar doorway.  I love the stone holding it in place.This is so typically Dominica.

Haha this picture still cracks me up.  I took that last pic of the door and then my friend, Chris, said hey go sit in front of it and I'll take an artsy picture.  He positioned me and everything. lol what a goof.

The goof under a fisheye lense.

I used the color filter on my camera where you can select a color in the viewfinder and then any other color turns to grey scale.  Pretty cool green nail polish.  Lacey goes crazy when I pick it off. HA! I'm pretty sure I painted these the night before at her house.

On le bus.  I'm sitting in the very back seat because I don't get car sick like everyone else on the relentlessly winding roads. It's quite a ride!

Toucari Bay Snorkeling

Well, Matte Beare's brother came into town this week and since I'm the adventure seeker in the group, they asked me to show him the Dominica ropes.  Here's our Toucari Bay trip.. not that exciting of a day, but here are pics anyway ;)


Blue Headed Wrasse

Blue Tang

Sea Fan

Squidies! They change color and you never see a group of them, you see a line.  They are so cool and sometimes kind of playful.

Sand Dollar

1st day of school!

Monday, September 3, 2012

They are little buddies, these two. First day of 2nd and 4th grades. Their lives are happening before my eyes. Crazy. I'm so grateful for such an awesome family

That's our front porc.  Like their umbrellas?  We never had to carry umbrellas to school in Arizona!