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June 24, 2010 | Family,Norway,Traveling,Vacation

Want to reduce a 7-year-old to a mass of hysterical giggles? Show him this sign.

Then show him again.


(It’s a sign for speed bumps.)

Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am | 3 Comments  

Something’s fishy

June 22, 2010 | Norway,Traveling

These purses are made out of fish skin. I know, right? But … they’re cool. And expensive.

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What’s in a name?

June 18, 2010 | Norway,Traveling

Way too much fun. This hair salon is called Hairy Mary.

Posted by Becky @ 6:10 am | 1 Comment  

Charming Marie

June 14, 2010 | Norway,Traveling,Twitter

A week or so ago, when I mentioned that it was time to start packing, Marie (of The Snake Charmers) said, “Pack me!” So I did. Here she at the base of Gjendemfjellet. Where do you want to go next, Marie? ;)

Posted by Becky @ 4:10 pm | 3 Comments  

2008 in review: Blogland and beyond

January 9, 2009 | 2008,2009,Audience participation,Blogging,Blogland games,Citizen of the Month,Dad2twins,Devra Renner,Friends,Goon Squad Sarah,Great Interview Experiment,Guest blogger,Gunfighter,Magpie Musing,New Year,Traveling

Hey. Still grateful here.

Just a little more than a year ago, we decided at the last minute to go to Norway for the holidays. My husband’s grandmother was gravely ill, and we hoped to see her one more time. (She died just a few days before we got there.)

I put out a desperate call to a bunch of blogfriends, asking if they would be willing to guest post in my absence. I was humbled with the response. I had guest posts for almost every day I was away.

So I’m still grateful.

For …

For …

Linda Jones for letting me blog at You’ve Got Your Hands Full.

Linda also gave me free rein to redesign the blog, which I did over my crazy summer. I had some hits and misses. A photographer promised the use of an image then wouldn’t return e-mails or telephone calls. So I scrambled for a suitable replacement, and I got something even better. I called on someone I knew, Kristine Freed.

With the help of Kristine and Sherilyn Brinker of Brinker-Freed Photographyand new mother-of-twins Kerrin Laari and her 5-week-old babies, Elise and Ian, I had a fabulous image to use on the blog.

None of it would have happened, though, without Jo-Lynne at DCR Design. She made the header and buttons, arranged and rearranged everything and even called me to give me a crash course in making my own changes. (Though I’m still fairly hopeless in that department.) I would have made a big announcement on the blog by now, but I’m having technical difficulties with Typepad, and I haven’t been able to sign on. As soon as I get it figured out, though, I’ll get something posted.

For …

For …

Citizen of the Month for a great experience, The Interview Experiment, and meeting two new blogfriends at A Juicy Life (now Notre Vie Juteuse since she moved to France) and The Would-Be Writers Guild.

For …

For …

Bob for his review of Final Salute.

For …

For …

  • Everyone who stopped by to read and/or comment.

Happy New Year.

Posted by Becky @ 3:46 pm | 5 Comments  

Auto executives plan to carpool to D.C.

November 24, 2008 | Airlines,D.C.,Dignitary visits,Economics,Iraq,Politics,Traveling

You know what that means.

Road trip!

Think they’ll blog about it? And take pictures of the Kum & Go? And pick up other execs along the way?

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., was the one who asked the executives if they flew commercial to Washington, D.C. None had.

I suppose Sherman had a decent question. So when will he get his D.C. colleagues to start road-trippin’ in and out of the city? Or maybe he’ll convince them to hitchhike when they go on their PR junkets to Iraq.

Posted by Becky @ 7:23 pm | 2 Comments  

Mom Road Trip, aka Devra and Sarah’s (and Meagan’s and Aviva’s and Jill’s) Excellent Adventure

July 10, 2008 | Blogging,D.C.,Traveling

I know some crazy people, y’all.

So there’s this little conference in California called BlogHer.

And this blogging group called the Silicon Valley Moms Blog, which includes Moms Blogs in eight other cities, including DC Metro Moms Blog, which is where two crazy people I know — Devra and Sarah — blog.

And they’re taking off on the Mom Road Trip of 2008 this week in a brand-new vehicle with wireless Internet, cameras and constant blog updates. They leave Washington, D.C., on Saturday and head for California, hitting Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City and Reno on the way.

My family just returned from vacation where we drove straight through from Florida to Iowa … and back. I only have one wish for the Mom Road Trippers:

On the road of life, may you enjoy Smiley Face Pancakes along the way.

(That’s what we had for breakfast on our road trip.)

Happy trails!

Posted by Becky @ 10:17 am | 3 Comments  

Living in a Noggin-Google world

July 3, 2008 | Family,Stuff,Traveling,Vacation

Conversation overheard between two cousins during our family vacation.

5-year-old: “Do you have Noggin?”

6-year-old:“Umm, no. [pause] Do you have Google?”

Posted by Becky @ 5:00 pm | 2 Comments  

Runnin’ with the devil

July 2, 2008 | Stuff,Traveling,Vacation

This one’s for Sarah.

Posted by Becky @ 9:54 pm | 2 Comments  

Forgive me, Blogland, it’s been 13 days since my last post

June 23, 2008 | Stuff,Traveling,Vacation

No, we’re not here, but we passed through St. Louis on our trip up.

More pictures and details to come. Gotta post this before I lose Internet connection agai…

Posted by Becky @ 12:19 pm | 4 Comments  


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