Monday, December 24, 2007


bright side of life

knights of the roundtable


wicked stuff

Sunday, December 23, 2007


NYC trip with John

We met at the airport after I tried to sleep there. We checked into a hotel... bless john's heart.... made the hostels in Europe look like the Hyatt! We hit the ground running and started our site seeing. Thank goodness the strike was over and we were ale to see spamalot.... loved it!! I laughed throughout and couldn't wait to rent search for the holy grail.

I had wanted to branch out to brooklyn but we ran out of time. Instead we enjoyed
Rockfeller center,
the windows at Macy's,
the Bronz Zoo at nite,
lil italy,
John's search for the perfect purse in chinatown
central park carriage ride in the snow
the MET
Nat's History Museum
Times Square

One of my fav moments is going into Burger King in the bronz and running into a scene of tables of older men playing chess, having coffee, and enjoying their heated banter. I believe they were all E. European and cute as a button.

Secondly, finding an amazing lil restaurant in lil' italy. It was crowded, loud, and the staff was amazing. Oh and then there was the food.... yummmmmmmmy
And of course the whole reason we went.... to see WICKED. I am now a huge fan and all the hype is true. Gotta love NYC... i just hope to avoid that hotel and maybe get to Brooklyn.

Happy Holidays!!

Another year and another holiday season is upon us. This year has been a roller coaster but what a good ride!! I started the year at a crossroads not only careerwise but also my personal life. I ended up grasping ahold of a dream of working overseas and running with it.

What a blessing it is to experience life thru the eyes of a expat. I only wish I had a TV crew with me to document all of my mishaps, enjoyments, and crazy experiences. I can't put into words how this experience has shaped my outlook of the tiny world we live in but also a new outlook of me. Of course this has fueled my already rampant travel bug!! I have had the opportunity to travel on the weekends to various places in the Uk and Europe but also the small treasures that the locals have kept a secret. My community in Scotland has been as inviting and warm as any other here in the midwest... just with the quirkie Scot habits.

I am continuing my masters program to obtain my HS Counseling Degree. This has been a greater challenge then I thought. I am having to dig deep and push myself to keep motivated to complete this goal. Also adjusting to life in Missouri has been harder then I thought. I have been away for 7 years and am a different person since I left.

Being away from Utah I have realized how much of a home it has become. I have been able to visit a few time since leaving. I hope to return after my degree is completed but we will see where the open road leads me. I have also had the chance to experience NYC at xmas time. We were lucky to have nice weather till the last day and we were greeted with a dusting of snow for our central park carriage ride.

What is in store for next year?? I could guess but I know that I would be wrong. I hope to finish my degree and start working full time as a counselor. Where??? Throw a dart on the map and I may be there! When I know, you'll know.

I hope you have enjoyed the holidays and have been able to share some time with friends and family. Keep in touch and I wish you a wonderful NEW YEAR!


Friday, August 24, 2007

Tornado hits family home

Nope not play'n. Another storm has hit the family... this time in Fairmont. The hometown of my mom and where we grew up. My aunt was on the news for all of the tree damage from tornado like winds and she lost her fish pond. Guess aelect pole fell into it and fried the fish... lol ... sorry Kathy but it causes a giggle. All are safe and most of the roof damage happened in Omaha. The links below are some videos.

York local news
Ch 10 News

Monday, August 20, 2007

August Update

It takes a natural disaster to put my town on the map. We got over a foot of rain this morning and had flooding. It made for a nice commute. Gotta love the midwest weather!! It was featured on NBS news. Here is a clip. Our yard was flooded to the carport and the driveway was washed out.

Nothing too exciting with me. It is really odd not being at a school for the first time in seven years. I am usually in overdrive getting everything ready for the new year. But I am starting my second semester in the counseling program. I am also taking a rock climbing class. eeekk. We shall see how this goes! I should be back in Utah in Jan for my internship. Socially..... pretty quiet. i think i had a easier time adjusting to scotland! I forgot all the quirkie things here in the midwest/south. My co-workers are nice and we go out.

I am planning a trip in the winter. Haven't narrowed down where yet. My travel sidekick has some issues at work and can't committ to the dates yet. So we might just go to New York or something for the weekend. I will be in utah in september and october to finalize my internship and visit.

Summer is winding down.... hope you were able to enjoy it! Keep me posted on what is new with you.

Miller in the news!!

Flood pics

Thursday, July 19, 2007

EHHS Graduation

Congrats to a great senior class. I have so many stories that will keep me smiling for ages! Can't wait to see what mayhem they create! I didn't take these pics but they were nice.

ted's family

girls... watch out!

More Scotland Pics

Glascow Religion of Scotland museum

Summer 2007

4th of July. It is nice we have a field to blow things up!!

Training the next generation of pyros!!

slumber party while the 'adults' went to Harry Potter midnite show

At Celebration City Theme park

Starbucks in training

Monday, May 21, 2007

This guy walked 1000 miles after his bro died in Iraq. He covered all of the UK.

Friday, May 18, 2007


Southern France: sun, the ocean, beach, men in really tiny suits that shouldn't be wearing them & men that should wear them but play for the other team, the food..... could go on and on!!

It was a great surprise that we were able to get the timeshare for the weekend and just fly on over. Nice to escape for the weekend. The area was busy getting ready for the film festival but it wasn't crowded yet.

I will download my pics asap... these are from the other cameras

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

London Bridge is falling down

Weekend in London

The best hostel! One of the Trio of St Christophers. (The Orient Espresso Hostel) The location is fab and I don't know why i haven't stayed here before. Located steps from London Bridge station and above a coffeehouse. Newly remodeled female floor, free lotion/shampoo//soap and cute saying on the the wall ..everywhere including the shower. 'after 15 hours on the plane..feel free to smell good' Had Slovenia roomies who were so fun.

Spooks/MI5- one of my fav shows. As I was walking along the Thames I ran across the cast of MI5 shooting an episode!! Maybe he could be my 3rd husband..

Other highlights
Shopping at Nottinghill/portobello road, H&M, etc..

Crepes by real Frenchies

Store from the movie "notting hill"

English Wedding..

5 hour delay at airport... could have driven it by then
Saw Othello(very dark play) at the globe theater...sat next to Utah nat'l Guard
Almost missed flight, took taxi(50$$) to airport

Stupid moments:
Hmm this hot cider tastes strange...ohh it is hard cider!! DUH
Forgot which airport I was flying into... hey it was 4am!


Harry Potter

Borough market london

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Current Favs


Nelly Furtado/Timberlake/Tmberland
Avril- I hate ur girlfreind


Becoming Jane

Mr. Darcy Eat Your Heart Out!!


Place in the sun (finding vacation homes)

Lucy in the sky


Indian Coconut Chicken

random photos

school playground. Handmade by local

Believe it or not... it's walmart

One of the most expensive locations in the world... starbucks facing the castle