Friday, February 20, 2009

i love boys who sparkle...

ok, i am done with the saga.....i think i will start over....i loved it so. aahhhh....edward....

ok, back to reality!

first a big shout out to my amazingly wonderful hubs, Jason for guest blogging for me!!! he's awesome and will never admit to it, but liked the *twilight saga* as much as i did. :)

Anyway, yes we've been traveling quite a bit and it has been both exhausting and fun. The boys are really warming up to this whole touring thing. Hopefully they will carry it with them throughout life. we can only hope, right?

here are a few pics from Portugal.
the first is a pic from Evora, about an hour outside of Lisbon. They have a bone chapel!!! it is made of the bones of the people burried in the city.....spooky. we stopped and toured the bones and let kids play in the park. We also let Jason and Jonah recover from a bit of a debackle in Merida...see we stopped for lunch at a park and decided to take a walk on the road by the river....well, Colby James and I started walking ahead of Jonah and Jason....Jonah decided to walk on the edge of the embankment and within a few seconds he was sliding down the embankment in to the stagnant, funk, murky swampy river!!! So, without hesitaton, my superhero hubs jumps right in the said river and saves the day!!! but not before his blackberry and wedding ring went flying into the abyss!!!! sad he is all injured. he hurt his elbow and knee...

here is an amazing ruin in the park. it was amazing, peacocks EVERYWHERE!
Jonah on the playset...and this pic of James is so funny! I told him to step up on the pedastal and pose like the staues we saw in the museum and he did this! all the statues had no heads...get it? ha!on the second day we went to the Oceanario in Lisbon. It was cool.ok, i will do a *Portugal Part 2* tomorrow.
but first, i got my hair did!!! it's not as great as * the hair whisperer* , {who i am missing sooo much right now}, but it will do! love the color! woo hoo!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hello everyone. Yes it has been ages since the Palmer family has found the time to post. Since Cyd is gone beyond any hope of redemption in her "Twlight" books I have put it upon myself to post our most recent blog. Please forgive any missteps or inadequacies that you might find and realize that I'm trying my best. So hear goes the first real posting from Jason.
So we'll begin with our brief visit to Italica just north of Seville which happened late January. The trip itself was quite short, and I was glad to get some history in. earlier in the day we did a quick stop into the archetectural museum in Seville and another cultural museum. It was a typical flial with the rain and trying to park, but we made it. Italica is facinating; wonderful history, beautiful mosaics. It's an incredible focus of history and I'm glad we were able to spend some time there. I tricked Cyd into going there by telling her it's where the guy from Gladiator was born.

Here's a picture of James looking into the ampitheter, bring in the Gladiators! It was a windy day, and I'm glad the boys were able to tough it out. They're getting better at touring.

After this trip, the next weekend we all went up to Madrid. I think Cyd blogged about that earlier so I won't add anything more, it was a great trip and I hope that we go up there frequently to see Margarita and her family. We did stop in Toledo on the way up. It's a magical city, we'll probably go up there again in the future. The cathedral there is one of the best. It's pretty touristy, but we had a good time.

So now back to our regular life. Day to day stuff is pretty normal, but we're trying to integrate the boys into regular activities. They were great swimmers back in San Diego so we put them into classes here in Rota. Here's a picture of Colby hamming it up on his way to his swim lessons. Here's a secret, the girl in the picture has a crush on him, lord knows why. I guess he's cute.

Here's another shot of swimming from a different perspective. I'm being cruel though, he's really enjoying his swimming. It gives him a chance to do something he's good at (swim) and to talk to other kids. James is growin up and maturing, I have to give him that.

Now back to touring. These are shots from our trip to Madina Sidona. It's an Andalusian white town, the boys had a good time running around and we got some history touring.

This a picture of the boys looking out over the valleys of southern Spain. I hope something rubs out on them on all these trips.

Jo and I on the march. Before this we had just headed up a church tower, he's pretty fatigued at this point.Jo on a pause.

A typical map check.

Now back to real life. A fun thing that we started to do during the swimming lessons of the kids is to take Jo bowling. He's really taken to it and loves it. The other kid love bowling to. I think they just like the colors of the balls Here's some shots of them getting down:

I'm looking back at such bowling skills! Check out Colby in action! I see a future kingpin!

Here's a sweet shot of Jo in the interum. He's waiting for his "Bop", milk and strawberry syrup in a sippy cup. It's his manna, the only thing he's looking for to start his day. We love him but it's becoming kind of tiresome.

I promise I'll get Portugal in tomorrow. It's a lot to catch up on. I guess this blogging business is more than I though, I owe Cyd some props.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

awful, i know....

i know i need to post....ugh. i'm exhausted from our Portugal trip. i will post soon, promise...maybe later tonight.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's Jason hijackin Cyd's blog. I threw in a picture of me in Singapore, I know, shameless. But don't I look happy in the rain? I was thinking of old friends and really would like to hear from Julian. I don't know if he's monitoring this blog, but if he could give me an e-mail with his number that would be cool. I owe him some Primus CD's anyway.

Friday, February 6, 2009


i have been lost in twilight for two weeks...sorry. oh my gosh, it's sad and pitifull i know, but oh my goodness, these books are amazing! WOWSERS!!!! i am addicted.


read them.