Monday, June 18, 2007


It's so depressing. We're supposed to be halfway between Denver and Montana right now. Instead, we're sitting in Nashville only 4 hours from our starting point. Same place for 6 days and a whole country still to traverse. It's the transmission. Killed over on the first leg of the trip. Such a bad start.

I've been very patient. We keep saying it's God's car, God's money, God's time. We'll just hang out and trust it'll all work out. But then this morning, 6 days after we give it to the transmission guy, he calls to say the part he ordered can't be ordered. Hel-lo. What have you been doing all this time? 6 days later and you only just find out you can't get the part? He gave some excuse like there may be some other way to fix it or something, but it seems a bit fishy to me. The price keeps going up, too. Like 1000%. It started at $300 so you can do the math.

God's car, God's money, God's time. Breathe in, breathe out. Repeat.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Did we skip May this year?

After being reprimanded by my Edinburgh friend (sorry, Em!) over my lack of updates here, I suddenly realized...May is gone! My goodness. Time doesn't really exist on vacation. And that is what we've been doing. The whole month was quickly consumed as we hungrily ate up all the time with family and friends we could muster. It's been a happy, chaotic mess of living out of a suitcase and traveling back and forth between the houses of friends and family. Our first 2 weeks consisted of a tour of the southeast with stops in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee. Eventful May held the wedding of my niece, the death of my grandfather, the birth of my best friend's baby. High highs and low lows.

Cora's been having a blast. Except for the not so fun sick part, she has been loving the attention of her adoring grandparents. And Dave and I have enjoyed dates again and a nice break from 24-hour baby care.

Here are some pictures from the Wallace clan vacation to Florida: 1 massive house holding 8 adults, 14 kids, and 1 dog. What a week! (lots more pictures too over at our Picasa web page over on the sidebar...)