Wednesday, December 23, 2009


So I have a Christmas pin that looks a lot like this one. (Sorry, I didn't get around to taking a picture of mine and uploading it.) Anyhoo... I loved wearing it with some matching earrings this last week in anticipation of Christmas. But, there was one problem...
everyone thought it was in reference to Santa. *sigh*
Hello!? I'm talking about the main man of Christmas-- Jesus. (It is his birthday after all.) And I'm wearing it in anticipation for his 2nd coming as I celebrate the anniversary of his first coming-- in a manger as a baby. " that whomsoever believes in Him would not perish but have everlasting life." Well, I sure BELIEVE!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thanksgiving in Portugal

For Thanksgiving this year we went to Portugal. We flew into Porto, picked up a rental car and drove to Cascais (about 3 hours south). It was about 40 miles out that we realized that our rental car had an ant infestation. I spent the next 3 days smacking the dashboard and shaking out my coat and bag. Luckily, this was the only down side to our trip. The rest of it was wonderful- including the sunny weather. Enjoy some of the pics (in random order) of our trip:

Of course, we visited some ruins- There's me in my own princess tower-
We even stumbled upon Hans Christian Andersen's home in Sintra!-
Rob would have stuck out like a sore thumb in the past-
Rob at Hans Christian Andersen's home-
Rob is pointing out where we parked the car. We hiked up all that way!-
Cool panoramic window view at the palace in Sintra-
At the palace in Sintra-
Right where I belong. Queen Bri in her palace-
Self-pic at the freaky entrance to the palace-
The Atlantic Ocean-
The Tower of Belem (near Lisbon)-
Rob in the chimney at the Tower of Belem-
Monument to the Discoveries (& my crocs). It celebrates Columbus' journey to the New World-
Statue of Jesus Christ near the big bridge in Lisbon-
Rob and his very tiny cup of coffee-
Starbucks City Mug from Lisbon (with Tower of Belem on it)-
My Portuguese doll-
A new friend in Sintra-
At the airport in Portugal-
The road out to Cabo da Roca-
Rob at Cabo da Roca looking out over the Atlantic Ocean-
Our certificate proving we've now been to the most Western point of continental Europe-
At the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca-
The lighthouse at night-
Sunset at Cabo da Roca, the most Western point of continental Europe, over the Atlantic Ocean-
Cado da Roca Cross & moon-
Rob at Boca de Infierno (Hell's Mouth) where the waves crash pretty hard against the cliffs-
Bri at Hell's Mouth-
See, it was a great trip. Looking forward to our next adventure. Stay tuned...