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Sunday, January 31, 2010


My friend Shelley had baby shower for me at her house on Saturday. Beautiful decorations, delicious food, fun friends and cool stuff for the baby were all included. Thanks so much Shelley!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


This is one of the four eggs the chickens have laid since Friday.

Dylan rebuilt their house, as we learned they like to be off the ground.

Come rain or shine, Raquel will play with the chickens for hours on end. Yesterday Dylan went out to get her and found her in their house- she told us she was going to sleep there with them.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ayam ayam (Chickens!:)

We are the proud owners of two (supposedly) egg-laying chickens:)
Dylan went this morning to the market with our gardener and they bought two for five dollars, then they made a little area for them to live in the tree house. Raquel really likes them, so we'll see how it goes. Tomorrow we'll go on an egg hunt!

Monday, January 4, 2010


Unfortunately I was rather sick on my birthday, but we had a nice day with just the three of us. I got breakfast in bed and the Grinch on DVD:) to round out our Christmas movie collection. Raquel and I had baked a cake the day before so she and Dylan decorated it together. We went out to supper, and came back and had cake. Now Raquel keeps reminding us that it's her birthday next, but only after the baby is born. She told me today that she dreamt about the baby last night. She said the baby needed a cup, and a helmet so it can ride on the motorcycle:)
Making the cake in our matching aprons made by my friend Shelley
All ready to go out for supper:)
Yummy cake!

Christmas pictures...

Are on Facebook:)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pacitan! (again:)

Before Christmas, we headed down to the beach for three days. We took the mission van and Dylan drove the whole five hours through crazy traffic. Raquel was really good on the trip, and slept a lot of the way. Obviously there are no rules about car seats here:) However, we did learn about one rule of the road when Dylan got a ticket for passing someone on a solid line. I think that rule is enforced especially at lunch time:)
Raquel got over her fear of the waves and had a blast at the beach. She was begging us to go at 6 in the morning, and would have stayed all day if possible:)
Dylan got in some good surfing
We found this cool beach, but only got to stay for a little bit as it started raining soon after we got there. We'll have to go back next time:)