Friday, November 28, 2008

gobble gobble!

happy turkey day!

*more pics to follow....tomorrow.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Penelope....Penny for short!!!! she is the newest addition to the Palmer clan! we finally have a girly!!!

just look at her.....she's chubby and oh so cute!!! just look at the proud Papa! he's ready to tackle the Spanish roads....hey, Whitesnake called....they want Tawny Katain back!!!! ha hahaaaa!as Simon and Garfunkle play, he heads to a peace rally.....this pic is so retro! love it!
and then theres Jonah, so dramatic! this is all because James would'nt share the paints.his life is over. poor baby. then we did a family shot. the lighting was nice.and a lovey shot....:)So, last weeekend we went to Sevilla and we walked out of the underground parking structure and what did my bleary eyes behold.....aaahhhh.....salvation. it's been 2 months since my last *bucky's* it was so lovely. the boys got hot cocoas and i did all the ordering....IN SPANISH!!!!
my classes out in town are really paying off! There are no *bucky's* here in Rota, the closest is in Sevilla wich is about an hour and twenty minutes away....sadness. i have to say, the cafe con leche that we get in town is was a little piece of home...

yes we did see other things in Sevilla. Here we are at the famous *Plaza de Toros* (bullring). Colbs was alittle disappointed because he wanted to see a real live bull. and Jonah had had enough of the guided tour, so we moved on.and went to a cathedral and walked to the top of of the Girlada, (the bell tower). it was 42 flights up. the boys did it! it was fun! no stairs, just ramps. then they ran around the *Plaza de naranjas* ( orange plaza) and found a fountian. there are many here...then went to Christopher Columbus' grave...he's supposedly in that case that the statues are carrying.....oooohwhat a nice day! the boys are getting the hang of being tourists!
and, are some of the chrismas cards i'm making. i will be mailing them out on the 1st of keep a look out for them!

miss you all,


Saturday, November 8, 2008

hola amigos and amigas!!!

Wow! time sure flys!!! here are the boys in a parador, wich is an old castle that has been turned into a hotel!!! only in Europe. Well, we've been here about six weeks sure seems longer than that. I really love it here. i do believe i am european in my just feels right, here. I do'nt feel any of that terrible agony of not being in the states. I do'nt miss Mc Donalds, altough, i'm almost pretty sure that the boys do. ;) I will say i miss target...hee hee. and there are no scrapbooking stores here, so i do miss that, but i'm good with it. The fashion here is unbelieveable!!! i'm loving the mall! Boots are all the rage here. every style imagineable! it's good because i have been wanting boots...any reason to get new shoes is good enough for me!
I do really miss my family and friends...really. that part does suck. i wish you could all be here with us. that would be the best!!!

yesterday i was waiting for James to come home from school and decided to do an impromptu photo shoot in our yard....yes, i am the biggest dork that ever lived....don't judge me....
here is the result...
i set the timer on my camera and voila!! i think they look very victorian....i like them.

Here are a few picks of Halloween. Here James was playing the operation stick your hands in thes guts and dig around until you find a ball, if it had a 2 on it you won!!! he tried 4 times and never got the 2...poor Jamser. Colby was terrified of it. so he did'nt play.

here is the gang!

and the Colbs! Mr. Batman!!!Jonah was 3 things this year. First Thomas, then baby batman and lastly, an astronaut. at least he wore one. we were'nt sure if he would. he's a little stubborn. hee hee.and to close, here are the boys in our living room, down by the fire.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

yesterday we went on an adventure to Carmona and Cordoba!! it was fun. Carmona was on the way to Cordoba, we did'nt actually mean to go there but the boys were getting tired of sitting in the car. It's a nice little town about an hour and a half away from Rota. We spent about 2 hours there and had lunch. again, the boys were not impressed with the food....but they are coming around. After we ate we walked up this VERY narrow cobblestone street, where cars drive as your walking! CRAZY! and found a courtyard with benches. There were some kids playing soccer and (of course) our boys joined right in! James was asking how to say stuff in Spanish. it was great! One good thing about our boys is that they have no quams about walking up to kids and joining in the fun!!! even if they don't speak the language! awesome!
Traveling with them is getting better. They were VERY good! when we finally made it to Cordoba, the mosque had already closed so we just strolled the streets and had ice cream. the boys love the fact that they can run around! it's very safe here. The spainish really value children. its wonderful.
Here are a few more pics!
here in Spain there are a million dragonflys all over!!! seriously, they are everywhere! Colby found one on the ground outside our was injured. this is Jo in Sevilla. great shot of him in the plaza. He just wanted to sit and people are Jo and James in our Salon (living room) before we moved our stuff in.the boys at the Alcazar. and at the kids day on base!
here is a video!!!!