Saturday, July 24, 2010

Where is the love?

Taking a break from playing at the park in sunny San Diego, mom 
decides to get creative with the wood chips that cover the ground. 
There is no shortage of love in this sweet family. 

--- Chelsea B

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Goodbye my lover. Goodbye my friend. You have been the one. You have been the one for me.

And there it goes... goodbye summer! Goodbye freedom! I got 2 very much needed weeks off school for summer. The Mister had 4. He needed them more and man, oh man am I sad to see them go. The two main things we did to celebrate summer included spending a week up in Southern Oregon visiting family and gallivanting, and going to see Lost Boys in Santa Cruz (where the above picture was taken.) Other than that we lazed around in our underwear, bbq'd, watched a lot of tv and ate a lot of popcorn. I'm sad to see it go... How long is it until Christmas?

Help me prolong my summer by sharing yours. What are your plans?

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Path

Our lives are paved with paths like this. People come and go. They leave their mark. We travel forward and sometimes go back and revisit certain bricks wearing them down a little, giving them more character. At some points we linger and others we dash past. We try to remember some and to forget others. The bricks continue to be laid one by one. Names and messages. Forever and ever.

You can see some of our literal gypsying here.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hello. My name is...

I don't remember ever being so excited that all I could do was scream. This was a first for me. The shriek that came out my throat when I saw Paul Bunyan and Babe surprised me and scared hubster to death. If I've said it once I'll say it a hundred times more but seeing things is my favourite. I love it so much that I might list "seeing" as a hobby. I don't see how "seeing" is any less of a hobby than say, walking or running.
Hello. My name is Laura and I love to see stuff!

What have you seen recently?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Level up!

You know those accomplishments that take you to different stages in your life? Things like, the first time you wear big kid underwear and kept it dry, the first time you rode a bike without stabilisers or swam without arm bands? Your first bra, your first pair of high heels, the first time you drive a car etc... ? Today I discovered that owning a barb-e-cue and being "allowed" to light it and own it and cook on it and everything involved with that makes me feel like I'm grown up. Never mind that I've been married for 6 years and we've been paying our own bills and just bought our first mattress (we moved up two levels in ONE week!) and stuff... We didn't need to ask for permission!
Today I've grown up... a little.
What an adventure!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The return of a wanderer...

Johnshaven, Scotland
April 2010

Hello! It's been a long time and I have traveled maaaaany miles since I last posted here. Did you see my little video below? How are you? How have you been? Is it summer where you are? Do you have an adventure planned to celebrate the sunshine? I hope so and I hope you'll share them with us. Right now my big adventure involves algebra and techniques of supervision in an online school setting. Two more weeks until I get to wander again though and I.Can't.Wait! I'm going to try and post more often but whether or not I do is sort of part of the adventure, I think :)


Monday, March 29, 2010

Crazy Golf. It's just what it sounds like.

I think life is like a game of crazy golf. Think about it. You'll agree.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Montrose, Scotland

We want to see your town.
Tell us the best places to visit.
Summer's coming!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tiger Feet

I'm not a fan of new year's resolutions because I never keep them. I actually read an article once that said that our birthday is a better time to make resolutions because it's a natural new year and we are more successful at keeping our resolutions. That's a little off topic. The gist of my current warble is a plea for forgiveness for neglecting Wednesdays, and I offer you this awesome Tiger, with her feet up watching heroes picture.

Because sometimes the only way to get over sadness is to watch heroes and dress up like a tiger.

Speaking of TV programmes, I just watched Ugly Betty from two weeks ago and it was actually all about Betty starting a blog, and her first entry was one all about inspirational feet. I loved it, it reminded me of the amazing gypsies we have posting and reading here... you are all so amazing and inspirational without intentionally seeking it.

Thank you gypsies. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, January 18, 2010


Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Haiti and their loved ones.

This odd angled photo was taken by me of my feet in an empty kid's pool
on the roof in Petionville Haiti. I did eventually get water in it and
spent many happy hours sitting there in the heat. By the way, my Mom,
has always had the nick name "Gypsy Feet" since we were kids because
she was never home when we called. Thanks for the cheerful site.

Patty K

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Brrr! It's cold in here...

Sometimes all you need to do

Is pull on a pair of sturdy boots
Strap yourself in
(preferably with a nice belt)

Hold on

And you can conquer the world.

Winter Hint: Don't pack away your dresses

Just because of the arctic chill.
Tights, leggings - they really do help.
[Trust me.]
Don't let the cold steal away your secret weapon.

Monday, January 11, 2010

In India ah.

Here's one of the people who knew me when I was very young and I'm sure she has some stories that she'll keep to herself...

I love this picture,  taken at the very start of a very special holiday. A visit to India to attend my big sisters wedding blessing.    These shoes have seen some action and heard an immense amount of laughter.  My daughter's beach feet, with a gypsy twist.

(Is that a bra on the floor, Fiona?)

well,  now i'm just showing off.  Not my beautifully pedicured toenails, that's for sure. Alas, if someone approached me with a pumice stone and a pair of nailclippers - I may kill!  No no,  my gorgeous Olympus underwater camera.  Taken at the bottom of our hotel pool in Goa where my daughter had HOURS of fun (and I had hours of peace).  Amazing holiday,  gorgeous daughter,  beautiful country, shoddy toenail polish. oh well.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Climb every mountain...

This is my daughter Jillian's feet and mine.  We had just spent 14 hours climbing MT St Helens.  It was a wonderful adventure, but painful.  Within a week I had black toenails which took a year to look normal again.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A look at her world...

Whilst I'm getting used to my new adventure of online education I'll be depending on our followers to keep sending in tokens of adventures for me to post until I get my routine worked out. Keep 'em comin'!

it's the new year.
make it better.
be bold.
don't be afraid of being different.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Get Fresh...

Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to start this years posts off by inspiring you to set goals. Have you ever run a marathon? Sara has. The wonderful thing about this is that the money raised goes towards helping children who might never have had the chance to have adventures! That's what The Gypsy Feet is all about...

Running last year's New York City Half-Marathon was one of the biggest achievements I did last year..especially because it was for a good cause.  We helped to raise over $90,000 for the Fresh Air Fund which provides summer adventures in the country for inner city children.  Urban kids are sent to either home-stay programs or to one of 5 Fresh Air Camps where they can swim, run, and play in the heart of mother nature.  It is an unforgettable experience for all those who participate.  

Please help the Fresh Air Fund this March 21st by either running in the 1/2 marathon or contributing as a sponsor.  It is an incredible experience.  For more information visit: