Monday, August 31, 2009

Fame, Wealth, Love and Health

That is what the four leaves of a four leaf clover stand for according to Wikipedia.
Shortly before Curtiss and I left Romania we were visiting some friends and we were all out in their back yard picking cherries (they gave us a Wal-Mart sized bag full of them) and after wards we were standing around talking (or rather everyone else was talking and once in a while Curtiss would fill me in on what was being said:) and I looked down and staring right back up at me was this:

A four leaf clover. It was the first one that I had ever found or ever seen in person for that matter.
I have always wanted to share a picture with you but up until now haven't been able to since it was put into one of my books to dry and has been packed ever since :)
But now we are all unpacked and all the books are on shelves and I can get a picture for you:)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Our Apartment

I was going to wait until I had pictures and decorations on the walls but I don't know when I am going to get to that and I don't want to wait any longer before showing you where I live :)
So if you want to see how it will end up when everything is done (does that ever happen for any housewife???) you will just have to come and see it in person :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

We're in!!

We did it, we are now living in our new apartment! Of course we have been for almost a week and I am just now letting you all know but I have been just a little busy:)
We were able to move last weekend, we did most of it on Saturday. It was quite something getting all of our furniture up the steep stairs and through the narrow doors but we did it with the help of several people and then we were able to get most necessary things settled by the time my Mom, Elise and Nathanael left on Monday night (they traveled out Saturday afternoon to help) Since then I have been pretty busy getting most other things set where I want them. I am to the decorating stage where you pick what knickknacks go where and where you want different pictures hung. The part that I really enjoy and that Curtiss just grimaces and looks at me like I went mad:)
But we are having fun and enjoying having a place of our own.
Sometime soon I plan on taking pictures and sharing them so that you can "see" where we are living:)

Friday, August 14, 2009

One year ago today...

I got up VERY early in the morning so that Curtiss could take me on an all day date to the city of Cluj in Romania. It was a beautiful day, bright and sunny (and quite warm). Since we took the train there and back the only way we had of getting around was by foot so walk we did, while taking pictures and enjoying each other's society. There were suppose to be some kinds of ancient ruins some where around the city and since we were both interested in seeing them we decided to go looking for them. We never did find them though, part way up the hill while we were taking a break and enjoying the view of the city Curtiss asked me to marry him, and of course I said "Yes" :)

If any of you want to read more about our story or if some of you just want to refresh your memory you can go Here
or Here
if you want to see more pictures :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's coming!!!

Moving day is on the way. Come Saturday night Curtiss and I (and hopefully Elise who is coming to help me) will be sleeping in our new apartment. I am getting quite excited about being able to set up house. We have greatly enjoyed being able to stay with Curtiss's parents but it will be nice to be able to have a dresser and to stop living out of a suitcase (which I have been doing since we got back here in June) and to have more than one room in which to put our things instead of having them piled about the room or in a storage unit. I am also looking forward to setting up my kitchen and arranging the furniture and hanging pictures and curtains and making a home for Curiss and I.
Hopefully next week sometime I can post some pictures of our new home so you can all be a part of the fun too :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Sky is Falling...

Have you ever heard the story of Chicken Little, Henny Penny and all the others? Well, if you have then I am sure that you know when something drops from the sky it is no light matter. Well, I have my own "Chicken Little" story.

Once upon a time, (a time not much different then our own.) Little Girl waking up from a long nights rest, was rubbing the sleep out of her eyes, when suddenly she saw something on her floor that made her gasp.

"What is that?" cried Little Girl.

You see Little Girl wore glasses and therefore without them on she could not see very well. Now Little Girls glasses were not anywhere nearby so she squinted her eyes to see if she could see what was on her floor.

"It looks like I must have broken something last night!" said Little Girl to herself. "I wonder what it could have been? It looks like it was something glass, I don't think I have anything that big in my room... Maybe I was sleep walking and broke one of my lamps." All these thoughts went through Little Girls head. But none of them made any sense...just as she was getting a bit puzzled over what was on her floor she looked up at her ceiling. " Ah-HA, that is what is all over my floor, it is my ceiling!" she said relieved that it wasn't something else.

After climbing out of bed she went running through the house telling everyone that her sky was falling. She told Mother Brother, and Brother Other. Mother Brother went and told Daddy Paddy and they all went to inspect the hole in the ceiling. "The sky really is falling today." said Little Girl and that was all she said. Chicken may have been wrong when she said those famous words, but I think Little Girl was right, don't you?