{England 2010} Randoms

Some of my favorite photos from our England trip that didn’t make it into the other posts. After this I’m finished posting, I swear :)

Fish ‘n chips was *almost* a daily occurrence.

My Aunty Lynne and Uncle Steve in a rare (and adorable) public display of affection :)

This was *definitely* a daily occurrence…at least for me.

Tim looking pensive outside of Buckingham Palace.

A view of Warwick Castle.

The beautiful drive to Hever Castle.

If my brother starts an indie band and needs an album photo, I think I’ve got him covered.

My Aunty Ros’s wintry garden.

My Great Uncle Ted, who told us awesome stories.

There were no ducks at the duck pond that I love so much, but the seagulls were happy to take our bread.

And of course, my incomparable Grandad. (In case you can’t read his hat, it says “If older looks better, I must be approaching magnificent.” He has a whole collection of trucker hats with various witticisms. Much like a young hipster.)

Well, with about 11 hours to spare, I just managed to meet my goal of blogging our whole England trip by the end of January. I’m already looking forward to my next trip to the motherland – hopefully during some warm weather, this time.

{England 2010} The Duck Pond

This duck pond is a 5 minute walk from my Grandad’s house in Redditch. It doesn’t look like much right now, being frozen and devoid of ducks, but I have many happy childhood memories here. I was so happy Tim got to see it. It was freezing, so we threw some bread at the seagulls, took some photos, and went back inside to have tea.

My mom and Grandad. Adorable, no?

Here’s what happens when I tell my mom and Tim to “be silly:”

I never have to worry about taking a boring family photo.

That night, we braved the icy roads (we are from Missouri, after all) and went to a pub. Life List item: Have a Guinness with Tim in an English pub – check!

Cheers!

Friday Happy: Thanksgiving Edition

*My crazy family (see above). I’m so excited to spend Christmas in England with the whole crew.

*My sweet puppies. I can’t wait to come home and snuggle.

*My husband. Newlywed update: marriage rocks. Also, I’m so thankful that we got married a year early – I can’t imagine still planning a wedding right now. And next July, instead of freaking out about playlists and centerpieces, we’ll be celebrating our one year anniversary.

*My lovely ladies. Looking forward to laughing till I cry when I come home.

*That I get to spend so much time on the other side of the world – something I will probably never do again.

*Cheese. I’m sorry, but there it is.

Happy Thanksgiving!