Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Lima coastline

Lima is one of few shorefront capitals worldwide, and is actually situated in a desert. It sure makes for awesome sunsets!

Patrick over the Pacific Ocean

The city of Lima

cantilevered restaurant

The window wall behind the toilet in the restaurant bano!

Sunset over Peru's capital city, 12/27/10.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

There's Such a Lot of World to See


"Two drifters, off to see the world. There's such a lot of world to see."
-Moon River

It's the day after Christmas, and we woke up to a winter wonderland in middle Tennessee! We are bummed to not be able to get in some sledding action, but that's okay because we are going to PERU today! (Where it is Summer)!

The airport is surprisingly calm, and we sit here in disbelief that it's time to the road again. We have been so spoiled at our family's houses these past 2 months, but had a much needed visit and low-key holidays.

Now hopefully this blog can return to it's normally-scheduled program.
We'll see you on the other side of the Equator!

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Photo Friday

It's a tiny bit of a white Christmas here in Tennessee...but it was really snowy on Monday a few weeks back!  Ethan and I were, of course, enthralled with it and went for a walk.

My parent's house in the snow - 2010

Mele Kalikimaka!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Feliz Cumpleanos a mi Mama!

Today is my beautiful mother's birthday!  We have had a celebratory weekend, fitting for such an awesome lady.  I am SO happy we were able to be here to celebrate with her!  I normally miss her birthday because we can't fly in until the day before Christmas.

My Dad and Mom at the UT game this year

And today I am exactly half her age. That is kind of blowing my mind...the fact that she's now known me half her life, but she had an entire other life exactly the length of my current life before I was born.  Ha, confused yet?  Woah... Maybe I need more coffee.

Happy Birthday Ma!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Photo Friday

catching Jacks in Nicaragua

Friday, December 10, 2010

Photo(s) Friday

Today we are taking our 7th and final exam in the series of Architecture License Exams...this is what our world has looked like for the past 3+ weeks (above).  We have been working on these exams for the past 2 years, and are SO READY to put this painfulness behind us (and to be licensed architects already)!  If anyone reads this blog (hello, anyone?) then please cross your fingers and say a little prayer today.

Ethan is over it!

Friday, December 3, 2010