Saturday, April 24, 2010
in toronto i was in the habit of baking treats for the cast every so often.
one of the cast favorites was home-made oreo balls.
or, as i have officially re-named them in honor of my dear friend claire george, 'auriables'.
i happened to smuggle some cream cheese on board last time we were in the states and made some auriables for the cast as a transatlantic surprise.
bought this bad boy in st. maarten.
i'm having the best time taking photos of europe...
capturing moments in time, the faces of friends and beautiful things.
here are a few recents...
Friday, April 23, 2010
i'd forgotten how charmingly quaint everything is in europe
from the cobble stone to the side-street cafes and the minis whizzing by on the small, windy roads.
it's all so ambiancefully picturesque.
i'd forgotten how at home i feel here.
granted, all of these cities are new to me, but all the little details of europe-ness are just as i remember them.
well, we did it.
we officially survived 6 sea days in a row!!
it was nice to have some extra time to work on projects and catch up on sleep. and by catching up on sleep, i mean forcing our bodies to deal with the fact that we were losing an hour on our clocks every night.
does the term 'jet lag' apply here or would we call it 'sea lag' in this case?
katie and i woke up early, as we pulled into portugal, to watch the lights of europe come into view.
it was gorgeous.
already this week has been glorious, with too many incandescently happy/beautiful moments to put onto paper.
adventures so far have included...
cable cars (with full ariel view of gorgeous european cities)
a madeiran flower festival parade
tobogganing down a mountain
being chased by a monkey
catching a glimpse of africa from the rock of gibralter in the u.k.
authentic spanish flamingo dancing in concert
spending time with beautiful people.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
on my dream board last summer, I had a section full of pictures of places that I wanted to visit around the world. it was quite the random assortment of countries... spanning from russia and italy to africa and the caribbean.
little did i know, at the time, that in my near future awaited the cruise contract of a lifetime. a contract that would take me to just about every single one of those random countries. not only that, but a contract that would let me fulfill a lifetime dream of mine (being a disney princess) while make little one's dreams come true every day.
now that is nothing short of amazing.
i really believe that all we have to do is dream big, believe in those dreams and allow them (by our belief) to come effortlessly into fruition.
many times, God's (the universe, or what have you) dreams for us are often greater than the dreams we have for ourselves, so He'll add in a little bonus here and there.
may these be the first of a lifetime full of dreams come true.
and be careful what you wish for... 'cause you just might get it.