Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Park Park Park

Have not been posting because the weather currently rocks and so we are here as much as possible.  Until the weather turns.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Catch up Time

Catch up time on ye old blog.  Friday I have no idea what we did.  Probably not a whole lot I am guessing since I can't remember it.  I think I cleaned or something.

Saturday we wandered around downtown Harrogate which was very fun actually looking for rain jackets and buying iPhones.   The phones we had did not even take a pictures.  They were the cheapest ones we could buy and we got them a few days after we arrived and we just needed something right then.  I figured we would sort out real phones later.  Well here we are a 18 months later and we have jumped on the technology band wagon.  Yay!

 We also went to a shake shop & they actually do soy shakes so it was FANTASTIC to go somewhere that there was an option for Greydon that was just like ours.  We often don't get treats out because it can be hard to find things that he is able to eat or if we do get treats out it is usually planned ahead and I have made something special for him that I bring along.

I find Harrogate to be really fun to wander around in & maybe part of that is because I have actually rarely done that or maybe because we were all together instead of me nervously keeping track of three howler monkeys myself.

Sunday it was gorgeous and we woke up late and so I decided we needed to get out and go somewhere so we went to Bolton Abbey, took a long walk, played on a rock beach (where the boys were in heaven throwing rocks & building with them) had ice cream and just relaxed.  It was fabulous.  I loved it because it is close by, very reasonable and there is a lot of different walks or things to explore there so I think we will go multiple times and really get our moneys worth.

Monday we went to the library where they were yet again astounded by how many books we returned and checked out.  We all like to read.. isn't that a good thing?

Today we (and I mean me) we cleaned for a house inspection tomorrow.  Super fun.  I should probably really get on packing some boxes since we are moving sooner than later.

And finally you can go to the new blog and catch my latest post "It's Okay Tuesday" where I rant and rave about the injustices of my life this week. Maybe I should have go with the name "Krista's Crazy Kool-Aide Drink It" instead of Mindless Ramblings of the Hand.  You wouldn't think naming a blog would be so tough or such a big deal but you would be wrong.  Branding people.... very touch subject.

Hope the rest of your week rocks & the rest of my week here is dry.  Whoever is doing all these rain dances     needs to be whipped.

Oh and yes I really am going to make this private this week sometime so please follow the other blog because I probably will post here very infrequently :)  

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Going Private Reminder

This blog will be going private on the 16th.  Please leave me a comment if you want to receive an invite to keep reading it.  It will primarily be family pics of our outings on here & updates on the howler monkeys.
I will post scenery pics, etc on my other blog also as well as all my other chats.
The other blog is

Thanks again and I hope you stick around one of them to keep reading :)

4th of July

Here we do not celebrate the 4th of July on the actual 4th due to large protests they have here.  So on another weekend they had a big carnival on the base and I took the boys and the dog since Bill was on a business trip.  We left Finley in the car for the first half & we wandered around and the kids had a blast on the rides!  We got Finley out later and that was a huge mistake because he was freaking out... I felt really bad for him and next year will board him at the kennel for the celebrations.  Here are some pics from the night.  We were there from around 2pm until 10pm that night and it rained off and on pretty hard.  At one point the boys were just soaked (while they were jumping on trampolines) & I almost headed home but we managaed to find a tent to dry off in for a bit & they were not ready to go.

This ride seemed like a happy medium to me between to small and to big but I think G was not too thrilled with it but I was very grateful he was willing to ride a few times with B. D loved it all.

The older two really really loved the funhouse and spent a lot of time in that as well as riding this spinning thing with another friend of theirs.  At one point they went three times in a row and I was amazed that they could walk & no one vomited.  B could have rode that car thing he was on all night & be thrilled.  We ended up leaving before the fireworks.  When we did get Finley out of the car he was not dealing well with all the people and the noise and lights.  Last year he was very afraid of the fireworks and I figured I was not up to dealing with him & the boys solo during that and I felt like it really was not fair to Finley.  Luckily I ran into some friend at the carnival who helped with Finley for a bit so I was able to ride another ride with Ben.  So that is one weekend here :)  I am hopeful for better weather soon &  more trips and pictures.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Going going gone.....

Well folks for a variety of reasons I am going to soon make this blog private and for family only.  If you are a follower/subscriber/etc. I am deeply grateful and I invite you over to my new blog that will be open to the public:  (It will be good !!!)

Thanks so much!