Thursday, May 29, 2008

my world traveler...

ryan was in NORWAY all last week for business. although we were sad to be without him all week, we were excited for his little adventure and leah and i fared okay (we're pretty independent gals).

here are some of his pictures...he is the quintessential tourist. just stands in front of whatever he wants a picture of. makes me laugh. i'll make him get some more exciting shots in china...like the one of him in the viking museum. niiice horns, ry. and yes, he was a good husband and daddy. he brought me back a sweet norwegian beanie with chocolate and GUMMIES. and he brought leah a stuffed bear, whom we have affectionately named Karl (with an accent, of course).

please note: the top right picture is one of ryan's favorites because the people in the boat are wearing viking hats.

*addendum from ryan: "a little explanation of the picture on the lower left corner. that's a wood carving we saw in the folk museum. based on the dude's bulging eyes, this must be his first time hugging a girl (at least my coworkers and i are roughly 90% sure that is a girl). nice work on the hand placement my friend!"

and this was his homecoming. we're glad you're back!!

10 comments:

Karen Hauley said...

I love the picture of leah cuddling! She was definitely glad to have her daddy back. Fun trip, Ryan (ok, I know there was a lot of work, too.)

ed and kelli said...

that's cool ryan.

okay, please frame that picture of ryan and dotes.. that picture is so stinkin cute!!!!

Ryan said...

a little explanation of the picture on the lower left corner. that's a wood carving we saw in the folk museum. based on the dude's bulging eyes, this must be his first time hugging a girl (at least my coworkers and i roughly 90% sure that is a girl). nice work on the hand placement my friend!

whitney said...

aaww! love that picture of ryan and leah!

Cheryl and William said...

Ryan- I totally have to talk with you about your trip because you went to several of the same places I went to (eg. the viking ships, munch museum) on my trip to Norway years ago. And I would love to see more photos too.

And that is one of the cutest photos I've ever seen of you and Leah :-)

Nate, Morgan, Asher and Sayer said...

looks like an awesome trip! that IS a darling pic of ryan and leah. she looks like she loves her daddy!!

Uffens Family said...

I have to laugh that you just claimed you were independent girls and my whole post is on how dependent I am :) Love the pic of Ryan and Leah...and glad he is back! What a cool trip!

Julia said...

ah, the land of my father! :) so jealous ryan. glad you are home safely.

Alysha said...

You are brave for being home alone with the little one! What is it about having your husband home in the evening and at night-security maybe? From the picture it looks like Leah was very happy to have him home-so sweet!

B, C, & D said...

WOW! You went to Norway?! That is so awesome!!