The Normans in North America!

Still Living the Adventure

Random summer photos September 18, 2010

Filed under: Family — kgnorman @ 10:58 AM

These are catch-up photos from our month home. They include Raelyn’s first swim in a lake, front flips off a boat house, time with Keely’s extended family, and Raelyn with her cousins.


Summer pictures

Filed under: Family — kgnorman @ 9:46 AM

Get ready for some picture madness. We’ll try to go chronologically…

Here are some Norman family vacation photos. Enjoy!


Stewart Vacation Madness August 16, 2010

Filed under: Family — kgnorman @ 2:30 PM

Sorry for our inactivity here…we’ve been in a whirlwind of activity!

Here are some photos from our time with the Stewarts. It was a blast!


Trip to Fes! June 11, 2010

Filed under: Family,Travel — kgnorman @ 1:03 PM

We traveled with my parents to Fes earlier this week. It was a really fun time, though a bit too short, perhaps. We arrived on Monday afternoon, and my dad and I promptly went in search of a hamam, or bathhouse. We were led to an ancient hamam in the center of the old medina — I don’t think too many tourists make it to this hamam. It was an awesome, if somewhat intimate experience that I’ll never forget!

We had dinner at a lovely Moroccan restaurant, sampling all kinds of veggie dishes and a wonderful chicken stew with onions and prunes. Tuesday was packed with a light breakfast, 4-hour walking tour of the medina, and a 4-hour drive back to Casa so I could help out a student at a senior project presentation. 20 hours is far too little to really explore Fes, but I’m glad we went and I’m sure we’ll go back again soon!

Here are some of our pictures…

This is the courtyard to our Riad. The hot tub wasn’t working 😦

At the restaurant for dinner

Raelyn’s awake — hurry take the picture!!!

A modern-day blacksmith working hard to sharpen knives. I think he actually uses that sharpening wheel in the front of his shop.

The tannery — it was fascinating to watch these guys working with the leather. It was also horribly odoriferous.

Candid shot of me walking by the mirror shop…

Trying on some scarves at the weavers’ shop. I think I’d look pretty good in the Sahara, don’t you?

Wrapping up the trip with a feast of couscous at our house.


Mum-Mum and Poppi arrive, Uncle Jonny heads back to USA June 2, 2010

Filed under: Family — kgnorman @ 3:07 PM

But we still get to have my parents for another week!!!

Mum-Mum and Poppi get to meet Raelyn for the first time!! It’s been really fun to have them here 🙂


Uncle Jonny is here!!! May 31, 2010

Filed under: Family — kgnorman @ 9:28 AM

I got a great surprise on Saturday — my brother came to visit! It’s been so fun to have him here — Raelyn has enjoyed her first uncle-meeting.

I think Uncle Jonny is pretty good with the little ones — maybe he should have some of his own?

She’s completely taken with her uncle…

Isn’t that precious?!?!


Raelyn’s first days home May 12, 2010

Filed under: Baby,Family — kgnorman @ 9:31 AM

Regular readers of the blog will have to be content with lots of baby pictures for the foreseeable future.  She’s just too cute!   We’re trying out the slideshow feature.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.