We’re Back!

We haven’t actually gone anywhere, but it’s been a while since either Raelene or I have done a regular update. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of writing at least a little something every Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

One of the reasons we’ve been so busy is we are getting ready to take our belated honeymoon in France! Yea! And I should say Raelene has been busy, with my work schedule I haven’t been able to help much. She’s put together a fantastic itinerary that includes Paris, Cassis, Arles, and Avignon. We’re going to be busy, that’s for sure! 🙂 We are both really looking forward to it, and plan on posting plenty of pictures in our gallery when we get back.

We are also getting really excited about the new addition to the family. It looks like the baby is due sometime around the 1st of March, which means we have a chance of having a leap-day baby (born on February 29th). That would be awesome. 🙂 We’ve also started a photo gallery for baby in the “Gallery” section of the website, complete with our first pre-natal photo. Check it out!

Work for me is going well, and Raelene is enjoying being a housewife. Apartmentwife? We still have two Mickaboo foster birds, Jasper the conure and Kiwi the ringneck, and we will be taking care of the Budgie Bunch (five parakeets) in October. Zoe and Andre are doing fine as well. They have no idea that a baby is on the way, but I’m sure Andre at least will be happy to see him or her.

And that’s about it, at least for now. Check back soon though for more updates!

Fun with Rick Steves

Actual phrases found in Rick Steves French Phrase Book and Dictionary (2003):

“I only eat insects”
“Is this an aphrodisiac?”
“Did someone fart?”
“Want to hear me burp?
“I am Bill Gates”
“I have a contagious disease”

No shower, very little sleep, and lots of berries…

I spent this past weekend camping in Hillsboro, Oregon. This was by far the biggest gathering of folks from the PPK discussion forums, and quite a memorable experience. There were about 50 people from about age 9 to 40, late-night campfires, and quite possibly some of the best vegan food around. I’m talking about chili and cornbread, blackberry scones, foot long hot dogs with all the fixins, potato salad with fresh dill, and some amazingly wonderful pancakes with maple and blackberry syrups.

This was quite possibly the last camping trip I will have for a while, but what a fun excuse to be outside and live a little.