Saturday, August 30, 2008


We have been riding a lot of trains! We are now in our 5th country!

Here I am at one of the train stations.

Here is a cool double decker train.

Sometimes we are the only ones riding in first class.

Today we had breakfast, usually it isn't McDonald's.

Katie likes to sleep on the trains!

The bathrooms at the train stations charge you 80 cents to use them! Crazy!
you can use the one on the train for free!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We found the Elders...


We talked to them and they knew Scotty Melis! He's my nephew and he's serving in Naples, Italy right now. He served in Pisa for 9 months!

From left to right: From Idaho, from Italy, from Wyoming, and from California

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Katie's Relaxing Evenings...

Katie is obviously obsessed with keeping her blog updated. For more specific details of our adventure visit her blog.

Off On An Adventure!

These two backpacks contain EVERYTHING we have brought for this Europe adventure. Many doubted (even I did at times) if we could really do it. But we were serious! Today we arrived in our 4th country and we are going strong. Life is good and travelling is fun!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


This is Sam last Friday. It was his last day of work at Fabulous Freddy's! Tomorrow he is off to college. It is going to be very quiet around here without him!

Riley & Soccer

Today was the last day of Soccer Tryouts for the High School and Riley made the Varsity team... Woo Hoo! Not bad for a little sophmore! Congrats Riley!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Big Day for Riley!!

Today is Riley's Birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY RILEY!!!

After getting 20 hours of drving in in the last week to get the required 50 hours, Riley took his driver's test today. We were hoping he would pass so it wouldn't ruin his birthday... and luckily he did! YAY!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We Voted!

Sam is now 18 and today was the first time he could vote. We made it an outing and all went.
The workers applauded for Sam cause he was a first time voter...the funny thing was the gal asked Katie if she was a first time voter because she looked so young! Life is good and it is a great privilege to live in a country where we can vote! Make a difference GO VOTE!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Barb: Googled

1. Type in "[your name] needs" in Google search:
2. Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search:
Barb looks like she swallowed a bug.
3. Type in "[your name] likes" in Google search:
Barb likes to remind agents that, "If you can smell it, you can't sell it."
4. Type in "[your name] says" in Google search:
Barb says use your brain.
5. Type in "[your name] wants" in Google search:
Barb wants to plan the wedding. (this one really came up- it was the first one)
6. Type in "[your name] does" in Google search:
Barb does a reading.
7. Type in "[your name] hates" Google search:
Barb hates to miss her deadline but she overloaded herself to the point where everything fell out of her control.
8. Type in "[your name] goes" Google search:
Barb goes down to meet the Directorates.
9. Type in "[your name] loves" in Google search:
Barb loves her coconut.

Katie tagged me... I tag: Everyone who reads this and is willing, not wanting, but willing to do it.