Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lego Mania

2 years ago for Christmas we got the boys a first Lego set.

It came in a little blue tub. Since then we have been slowly acumulating more and more.....



Extra Money from Grandma and Grandpa.

They graduated from that little blue container to about 4 Rubbermade containers.


Can you say tooooo many Legos? I know they can't.

And here they are in PJs making new creations.

Friday, February 17, 2012

It's that time of year again....

where people dress funny, walk in the streets and make merry. This is our little towns parade, and yes, we were walking right along with everyone else. Just like we belong, maybe we do...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Snow... finally

We waited and waited for it to snow, and it seemed that it was never going to happen. It was cold and gray, but no snow. What a way to spend a winter. Tt finally happened, and we all bundled up and headed out! In this picture there is little snow, but it was just in a windy spot, so there's much more snow than that, with more in the forecast. The kids couldn't be happier. As for me I am so thankful that I invested in that million dollar parka.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Science Museum

Over Christmas vacation we went to a Science Museum only about 30 minutes from us. It was a great way to spend the afternoon and get out of the house. On all of the signs there were explanations in German, French and yes, English. Naomi and Eyan were there too, but it seems like they are harder to get pictures of them since they go so much faster.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pictures from Toben

Toben grabbed my little Cannon camera and away he went. That poor Camera has seen it's better days, but I still keep it around for emergencies. He took about 20 pictures before the battery went out. Mostly pictures of the floor and Legos. There were also a few close ups of me, but I thought I'd spare you from those. I love that all the out of focus pictures are not wasted on real pictures, and with a simple click they are all erased. Now, if only cleaning up the house were that easy.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


In a past "life" Martin was a production manager for a sign company. One of the few perks about this Job, was that Martin was able to go and install signs in some interesting places. Jamaica, Vail, Barbados, Southern California, and many other places.

That company got a contract to make signs for a military resort in Germany. Martin put in lots of long hours for this job. He worked on getting all of the colors, samples, carved flowers, sandblasted, and many other things to get this job finished. There were hundreds of signs.

When it was time to install, Martin was looked over, he was too valuable and couldn't be spared in the workshop for an extended time in Germany. He was very disappointed to say the least. 

When his co-workers came back, they had beautiful pictures, and lots of interesting stories about Germany and the beautiful Edelweiss Resort.

Shortly after this job Martin quilt making sighs, and joined the military.

Our first duty station was in El Paso, Texas, and then Germany. We are currently stationed only a few hours from the resort, we also have access because we are military.

The moral of the story: Sometimes things seem so unfair, but if you wait patently, there is something better, better than you could have ever dreamed.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012