Wednesday, October 10, 2007


This is ‘lil Nie from Spain- well actually she is from Heinslemans-a traditional, old-fashioned little shop downtown Provo. My mother bought her for me when I was 13 because she felt sorry for me.
I was supposed to be on a jet headed for Malaga, Spain to welcome my brother Andrew from his 2-year mission. Except, I wasn’t. I was at home, doing something brainless like math problems, probably.
Andrew did not want to be picked up.

He just wanted to come home.

This is how it worked growing up:
My older Sister Page picked up my brother Steve from Peru.
My other sister Courtney picked up my brother Christopher from Finland.
I was supposed to pick up Andrew from Spain

and instead I got ‘Lie Nie.

‘Li Nie has been more places on this globe than I have.
I am not complaining, I love her. and ‘Lil Nie tries NOT to rub it in. (except for tonight, when she pulled out her new pair of Italian made leather tea gloves…thanks a lot.)

She is the one traveling the world in my behalf.

In fact she just got back from Italy where she toured the Tower of Pisa, went on Gondola rides and had real Italian Gelato. Seriously. I have the pictures to prove it, which I will post on Monday when I introduce for your delight

“Nomadic Nie”

the traveling foo.
She is making her way to London in November and San Francisco and Seattle in December. She is going to become quite the world traveler.

Are you going anywhere? Is there a place for ‘Lil Nie in your suitcase? She would love to go with you! E-mail me, and I will pack her suitcase and send her to you.
She is the world’s easiest traveler.

She never gets tired, grumpy or hungry-all I ask is that you take a few photos of 'Lil Nie enjoying the world.