Tuesday, May 25, 2010


it's a fumphie for those who don't know what they are.

Monday, May 24, 2010


What a surprise!!!! Words cannot express my gratitude for your generousity and kindness with Sunday's Surprise Going Away Picnic!!!! You are a FABULOUS form and I am looking forward to keeping up with you through your posts and photographs on this Blogspot. Many Blessings, Mrs. Whitworth

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Preparing for our last days in beautiful Hope Valley

It has been an experience I wouldn't trade. As Amelia Earhart said, "The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day 2010

Monday, November 16, 2009

Scotland was lovely! Royal mile leads up to the castle; Sir Walter Scott Monument; the girls; Greyfriars Bobby Pub with famous dog sculpture.

Edinburgh Castle is perched up on a rock mountain in the middle of Edinburgh overlooking the city and harbor.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Half-term Break and updates about school year!

Yeah! It's half-term break! We get a whole week off, from school! This is Laura Ann. Our family is going up to Edinburgh, Scotland tomorrow for two days and nights. At school, we're working very hard! I have a new teacher called Mrs. Francis, and she's very nice! We had a Cross Country Running Event at the local Middle and High School about a month ago. We ran in age groups also in boys and girls. It was a running event against about 12 other schools. We haven't got the results back yet, but I think I might've came in the top 25! We're going to have another Christmas play this year, but we don't know what it's going to be about yet! So, over all, we're pretty busy. By the way, check out the new question that I came up with. It will be easy for some! I'm excited, because it's my birthday in less than a month! I'm turning 11! Katie and I are going to have a joint party, since her birthday is about 2 weeks after mine. It's going to be a swimming party at our local indoor pool. We're going to have the 'Aqua Run' which is like a huge bouncy castle on water. I can't wait to go to Scotland tomorrow! Well, I have got to go! Bye!
Laura Ann

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Phone booth and balloon

Eggs cost about $5 a dozen here, so we bought two hens, Fudge and Butterscotch

Laura Ann with her new glasses and both girls on the morning of the first day of school

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Summer holiday

We soooo enjoyed the warm weather, delicious foods and the time spent with family and friends this past month. It's hard to imagine that we've been here a year.
It was a learning process the first year-how to do things we take for granted in our native country. Going back home to the States I can't help to compare and contrast the differences. Thanks for checking this blog... I'll try to update it occassionally with photos and bits of information.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Enter the Cotswolds in June

Historic Bibury

Cotwolds in June

Roses in bloom everywhere!

Lower Slaughter on path to the mill

Thatched roof at Minster Lovel

Burton-on-the Water...the Venice of England

My Bucket List in England... Stonehenge

After living here for nearly a year, I have finally visited Stonehenge. The heaviest stone weighs 44 tons. Some of the stones were carried from Wales. Amazing for being nearly 5,000 year old!

Robin Hood's Bay at Half Term Break

Friday, May 29, 2009

Monkey Forest, Stoke-on-Trent...

It took driving 80 minutes to go 40 miles, through the most beautiful countryside to get to this FANTASTIC Monkey Forest! There are 140 monkies here to freely roam. We saw a two day old monkey clinging to it's mom up in the trees, but the fun one to watch was the 5 week old monkey that was about 10 feet from us. Overall, we were close to about forty monkies!

Katie with her guinnea pig, coconut

Baby Lambs at Chatsworth

Sister Jane's visit to Jolly Ol' England

Thursday, April 30, 2009