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Thursday, November 15, 2007

New Yoga Blog Page

If you are interested in seeing Bella practicing Yoga, click here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Croatia V

Here is another installment of our Croatia trip pictures. There will be at least one more of these posts. I will show some assorted pictures from our last days on Mali Losinj and then the second part of our trip in Lovran. First, lets start out with some pictures of the family members. This is Bella having fun on a boat.

Mama and Bella at the beach.

Papa and Bella taking a rest.

Here is the whole family enjoying the sun on Mali Losinj.

Bella found this walking stick on the path that led to the other side of the island where we stopped. It was a beautiful walk. There were many old stone walls interwoven throughout the whole area.

This is the beach we walked to across the island.

We found this little chapel on the path to the other side of the island and took this picture of Bella there.

Our boat trip's last stop was Veli Losinj on the other side of our island. It was a beautiful, quaint town that was quite old with a decidedly Italian feel.

We finally left Mali Losinj and went to the mainland coast. After a few ups and downs we ended up in Lovran. This is the well and garden of the place where we stayed. It was very nice and so was our host.

One day we walked from Lovran to Opatija along the coast. This was a few miles and was incredibly beautiful. This is just one example of what it was like.

One day we took the bus to Plitivice park in the interior of Croatia. It was a very long but beautiful ride through the mountains. The park has lots of waterfalls and wonderful wooden paths that go over many lakes. Here papa and Bella marvel at some caves.

This is mama and Bella enjoying the sun in the park. It was actually quite cold that day unless the sun was shining, so we took advantage of it when we could.

This is papa and Bella enjoying the view.

Here is a view of the largest waterfall in Croatia and the lakes as we were leaving the park.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


I am interrupting the regularly scheduled Croatia pictures for some recent special events. The Croatia pictures will resume soon. We had a Halloween party for Bella and her friends on the Sunday before Halloween. There were quite a few children running around our apartment having lots of fun. Bella was the Wicked Witch of the East from the Wizard of Oz, her favorite movie. Auntie Sarah and Nana made her a wonderful, authentic costume which she absolutely loves. Aunt Zeina and Uncle Ken sent her the wand, which goes quite well with the costume. Bella even had enough costumes to provide for others not so fortunate to have such talented and caring people to send her packages stuffed full of fun things.

This is what our living room looked like with the party decorations.

Here are all the partygoers making crafts in the bedroom.

On October 31st we took a walk in park because it was such a nice day. It was truly beautiful there, with perfect fall weather and so we took a lot of pictures. I really love this picture of my two favorite people.

These pictures were so good I had to put two on!!

Bella sits on a beautiful tree in the park.

Bella poses on an old East German statue from the socialist era.

Here Bella poses in what she has dubbed "The Poo-Poo Tree". She proudly displays Uncle Sam's old hat.

We stopped in a café that has a play area and Bella got busy on the chalkboard. Here she demonstrates her work.