Sunday, May 25, 2014

Neighborhood: Family Farewell Dinner

We had our penultimate dinner in AZ with all the family tonight.

Today's PhotoADay theme is neighborhood; the grandparents on both sides, and two of my sisters in law all have houses in the same neighborhood, so this picture represents the theme pretty well.

And it's just nice to see all the grandkids together!

Saturday, May 24, 2014


We happened to be at beautiful Riverview Park as the sun was setting today and since it was gorgeous and I already had a picture of the day's sunrise, I thought I'd snap and share a pic of the sunset.


Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you:
Sunrise, 5:23 a.m.

Now I'm going back to bed.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Botswana in Arizona

A group of us went out to the movies here in AZ for my brother in law's birthday. Before the movie started, we were seated, hanging out, eating our popcorn, talking and watching the pre-movie programming -- quizzes, Did You Knows?, behind the scenes, and a music video from a new Norwegian R&B duo, Nico and Vinz, for their hit single "Am I Wrong."

I nearly choked on my popcorn when images of pure, 100% Botswana unfolded on the big screen to the music. I really couldn't believe it!

I said incredulously to my sister in law, "That's Botswana!!" But I figured there was no way it was actually filmed in Botswana, so maybe it was neighboring South Africa?

Still, from the landscape, to the wire cars the boys are playing with (I have one, a souvenir), to the combi!!!! to the triangular red, white and blue pedestrian crossing sign -- featuring a silhouetted man wearing a wide-brimmed hat -- to the San bushmen!!! to the bus rank (station), to Victoria Falls, and the Delta ---- it was all so unmistakably Botswana!

I looked it up on my phone, and holy moly, it WAS filmed in Botswana!

So if you were ever wondering what the past three years of my life looked like, check out this video, it pretty well sums it up:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Waiting II

Today's PhotoADay theme is "Free."

Nothing is free, so I am going to take this as a free day to post a photo of my choosing :)

The dogs were big news, but the other pic I was tempted to post May 20, PhotoADay theme "Waiting":

Nile and I waiting for our food at my FAVORITE Mexican restaurant, Tia Rosa. Crab enchiladas all the way, baby!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Consider this your PhotoADay themed postcard from Arizona. "Wish you were here!"

A business trip brought my Dad to Arizona, so we were fortunate enough to visit with him one more time before we see him again in Switzerland!

We went to the exclusive Scottsdale restaurant, Chick-fil-A :) It was perfect for letting the girls play while we visited.

Thanks for the fun, love you Dad!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


The PhotoADay theme for May 20 is "Waiting."

Our dogs Boludo and Mr. Chips are waiting for us to join them in Switzerland. They made it there this morning and look to be in good hands! We changed our arrival date and can't wait to get there next week!