Monthly Archives: July 2012

The City of the Djinns

The City of the Djinns

Our day in Dehli began with our air conditioning shutting off throughout the night, no hot water and carrying luggage down four flights of stairs …

 

The Taj

The Taj

All of my life I have dreamed of seeing the Taj Mahal. There was a game we played as kids called “Hotels” and the coveted …

 

The Pink City

The Pink City

Our visit to the pink city of Jaipur started out with a bang–we lost Mike in the airport and 20 minutes later managed to pull …

 

Highlights

Highlights

Highlights of the last 48 hours: Listening to the children clamor, “Auntie, auntie as they pull you over to sit with them or play with them …

 

Rising Stars

Rising Stars

Thursday, July 26th- For the last 6 weeks Taylor and Max have simultaneously and synergistically been working on their eagle projects. When we learned from Rising …

 

A Different Kind of Morning Routine

A Different Kind of Morning Routine

My favorite moments this morning were peeking in on the morning routines of the local village. Shawni and I took a morning walk through a …

 

Expanding Comfort Zones

Expanding Comfort Zones

  Expanding Comfort Zones 17 years ago I found myself in my first month of nursing school with no clinical training sitting on a small stool in …

 

Building Toilets

Building Toilets

Today after taking our kids half way around the world and telling them to eat unfamiliar food and squat over holes in the ground, we …

 

JOY

JOY

“Awkward,” was the way Jake described walking into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints children’s class in Chennai where he knew no …

 

Top of the World

Top of the World

Poor Jake was running a fever as we left the country Friday morning to head out on our Indian adventure. Although he is a frequent …

 

Preparations

Preparations

Before we leave on any of our crazy adventures, I try to help the kids and I become educated on what we are going to …

 

Little Men

Little Men

  Six years ago my oldest son doned a blue cub scout shirt with a yellow neckerchief. I was supposed to get some sort of badges …

 

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

As the weather heats up in AZ the kids start to get anxious for their beach time.  “We need to go to Cali,” Daisie whines. We …

 

Cousin Camp

Cousin Camp

One of our favorite summer traditions is “Cousin Camp”.  We love getting together with all of our Dalton Cousins (age 5 and over) for an …

 

The Littles

The Littles

While all the “big kids” were enjoying cousin camp my sister in law and I snuck out for a morning to enjoy some quality time …

 

Rising Star Eagle Project

Rising Star Eagle Project

Dear Friends and Family, This summer I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to go to Chennai, India with my parents and brother.  Our …