Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Great sun set today, always love the very extreme extrovert landscape here in the desert .

Beccy arrived safe with loads of luggage !! now just have to find somewhere to put it all .

Monday, May 29, 2006

It is hard being 16 with this much holiday and with this much sunshine

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Mick and steve

Mick and Steve working hard in Phoenix

Well made it this week picked everyone up dropped everyone off, Libbys gone to mexico and mike has fitted in 2 games of golf!!!
Sam last days of the year went well so now its pool parties etc
he went to see the opening show of X men and came in at 2.30am !!! he then slept till 12.30 the next day (oh the joys of youth )
Think the girls might hit some shops today

Monday, May 22, 2006

Well it is all change on beds and sorting out airport runs !!
Andy has gone, we had a great time with him .
Mick and Steve get in tomorrow and Alison and Louise( the neices) on wednesday .
Mike leaves Monday for 4days and then leaves again the next week for 3days,
Mick and Steve leave Sunday, Beccy arrives Tuesday and the neices leave 2nd june !!!! We also have a couple coming in from LA to stay with Nigel and Sue (this weekend) and Libby is off this weekend, to Mexico on a mission trip, to build houses !! and Sam has exams in the last 2days of school Wed and Thursday this week (what is that about!!!) but then it is over for him for 14weeks !!!
so its quite busy around here for the next 2weeks !!!
We really shouldn't live in Phoenix , where the sun shines nearly continuously!!!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Thought it might be fun to get comments on the blogg as I enjoy other peoples, so I think I have changed the settings so you can now write "nice "comments if you so wish

This is also andy by a huge weird shaped cactus that mike and him found on their bike ride yesterday . they both returned in one piece and no hospital visits

This is Andy at the Grand Canyon the canyon isalways amazing for a huge hole in the ground!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Here are Mike and Andy relaxing after a hard day cycling up a mountain and down again .


Mike and Andy have just set off to go to Crown King ,a remote spot in N Phoenix ,and then to Bike ride i hope to post photos later!!! if they get back in one peice ,
last time Mike and sam went camping there and driving on the ATV's , Sam ended up in the emergency room !!! He has a great scar to remember it by!!!! (rights of passage i think they are called!!!)
Libby and I are going to go to Keirland Commons (the most European of all the shopping places in Arizona) it almost feels like Italy when you are there drinking coffee in the outside cafes !

Thursday, May 18, 2006

When we were in Toronto we saw this old London bus with the number we used to take when we lived in hackney 25yrs ago +how strange

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Well we have Andy Niblock from sheff with us this week . he is between jobs so this is a great place to unwind by the pool .
Mike is also on a golfing week before a another season of travelling begins.
Sam only has 10days left of school !!!
Beccy only 2 weeks left in Sheffield

Monday, May 15, 2006

We had a great time in Toronto -made some new friends- went to a vine yard, ( wine tasted)- Mike preached at a Fab church, Mike spoke at the worship conference, found a wonderful chinese restuarant, shopped at Zara and H/M , (which seemed very european), saw the Poisiden adventure (34yrs after the first one ) and visited the Harbour and downtown toronto. the journeys there and back were uneventful, which only leads to the conclusion that it must be something Mike (does or is) !!!!!
So it was great -if a little chilly -only 65'f compared to the daily 101 of Phoenix now!!!


This is Niagra falls In the rain still amazing

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

i realized that you may not be able to tell from the previous picture where the tatoo was or how big so i thought i would post this picture too!

This is my new tattoo! yes it was sore! it says AGAPE but in Greek! so that was an exciting day! libby x

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Off to Toronto tomorrow with Mike (unite worship conference) but we do get to go to Niagra so i am excited!!!and I have my passport!!!
Leaving Sam, Charlie and Libby to look after each other (could be fun )

Monday, May 08, 2006

Hippos at the famous San Diego Zoo

Libby Surfing it looks cold!!!

On the road trip dad lost his hat as a huge lorry/truck went past so he decided he would be a white gangster and wear a Englishmans duderag! WESTSIDE!!!! keepin it real!!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Mike and libby made it to san diego (thursday) it only took them 8hrs!!!! not exactly sure why--- they took the mountain route via palm springs and had a long stop for lunch!!!
They are having fun, Libby has been to the zoo and boogey boarding today --not bad
Beccy back from a great holiday in the sunny lakedistrict UK and is now desperately trying to finish her last peices of work before heading for the sunshine may30th!!!! A student no More!!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

This isa Mike and Libby setting off for San Diego this morning , its meant to take 41/2 hrs, how long will it actually take , with Mike driving , and Libby map reading (which is more dangerous)!!!

Road trip

Monday, May 01, 2006

Mike is back today and then going with Libby ( road trip ) to san Diego on thursday -- all Lifeshapes stuff so thats good
libby has a new man in her life ( see Photo ) he is the son of some friends of ours at joy she has known him for ages !!!