Wednesday, September 29, 2010

hong kong

hi! hello, hong kong
did you hear you're our new home?
we'll be here three years

let's get to know you
mass transit, and cool walkways
many tall buildings

we'll soon be best friends
and i won't miss dairy food
rice is all i need

Saturday, September 25, 2010

london, uk

my dearest london
i love to come visit you
and your neat people

while matt was working
i traipsed your streets, tried new things
saw many loved ones

class reunion at iranian restuarant

walking with rachelle on the bank of the thames
(the footpath was out so the beach seemed like the next best option!)

high school reunion with wendy and matt at tapas bar

Monday, September 20, 2010

cotswolds, uk

in the english countryside,
there is a place beautiful and grand.
yet, it's wide open spaces cannot hide,
the sheep that graze its lush, green land.

strolling paths and streams are found,
around each bend and turn.
the people and food are also renowned, 
we suggest you come and learn.

matt, aka "king kong" at the miniature villiage

jump for joy and the english countryside!

the straight and narrow path

our delightful b&b

Saturday, September 18, 2010

oxford, uk

we arrived in oxford on a blistery day,
with lots of cool wind and air blowing our way.
we visited various colleges and imagined university life here,
after seeing the library matt thought he'd like to try it for a year!
with pastys in our tummy we enjoyed a stroll down high street,
happy that the city of dreaming spires was such a welcome treat.

all soul's college

radcliffe camera

matt outside the library of logic

inside hertford college

sitting in the chapel

the pub where c.s. lewis and j.r.r. tolkien used to meet

Thursday, September 16, 2010

porterville, ut

dearest porterville
thank you for letting us stay
with you in utah

we will surely miss
your beautiful vistas
and lovely cabin

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

brigham city, ut

on our last visit with amy and tim,
in brigham city we met for dinner.
we decided to fill ourselves full to the brim
(this would not be a meal to make us thinner).

after eating and visiting we headed outdoors,
to take pictures and commemorate the day.
we jumped and posed - this photo shoot was hard core,
said goodbyes and headed each our separate ways.

Monday, September 13, 2010

morgan, ut

roses are red,
violets are blue,
we love to visit with family,
and take pictures of them too!

portraits of wright family members

Sunday, September 12, 2010

wasatch back, ut

a visit with friends
way up high in the mountains
terrific cabin

first we must chop wood
stack wood to heat cabin
in the winter months

next ride four wheelers
up and down the mountain paths
jump, jump, jump for joy

return to cabin
for a super scrumptious lunch
lastly say goodbye

manly matt chopping wood

i monitor the hydraulic wood cutter instead

fruit of our labors


our sweet hosts

Friday, September 10, 2010

eagle mountain, ut

delightful time spent
with mom, dad, three little girls
just over two days

gymnastics displayed
kareoke and dancing
cuddling on couch

another charming wright family.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

provo, ut

a trip to utah could not end,
without a visit with our east coast friends.
this time we decided to meet at another friends' venue,
where philly cheese stakes are the highlight of the menu.
it was delightful to visit and devour east coast treats,
in our alma mater town in the late summer heat.

if you're in provo you should go!

the ridge's.  aren't they adorable?!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

moving to hong kong

while we pack and sort
itemize all belongings
some worth more, some less

this is an african fertility wood carving.
of all our possessions, it's itemized value is priceless.

Friday, September 3, 2010

vernal, ut

a trip to vernal is never complete,
without a four wheel ride through the weeds and the wheat.
while riding, see if you can cleverly catch,
a grasshopper in your mouth - it may take more than one match.
don't think about leaving without paying homage to the dinosaurs,
the bones of these huge extinct animals are seen in museum tours.
it's a super fun city with fun for one and all,
a place that's nice to visit winter, spring, summer or fall.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

ashley national forest, ut

hike in the canyon
sunny and beautiful day
happy exercise

hiking with the fausetts

and together

lots of stunning views

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

naples, ut

outside of vernal the awesomest playground exists,
complete with monkey bars and slides full of turns and twists.
it's a great place for games, running around and good fun;
the best way to relax when the work day is done.