Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Other Orders

Martin received an email today, and it said something along these lines......


What does it mean?  It means we will stay in Germany longer!!!! I don't know exactly HOW long, but I know we're not leaving this year!!!


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pizza Party

 The Huber's are our neighbors directly beside us.  
We just love them.  

With an outdoor pizza oven.

Fresh homemade dough. 


Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer Rain Storm

We have had a few amazing downpours of rain this summer, as well as a bit of hail.

We have enjoyed it from the protection of a roof and been caught by surprise and been drenched. 

Everything is incredibly green, and beautiful.

I love the many moods of summer time.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Mixing Cornstarch and water creates a really interesting combination of goooo.  It entertained these two little boys for quite some time, and it's super easy to clean up which I love.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Marie-Louise Park

Toben and I took a field trip with his Kindergarten  to a beautiful park in Manheim.  It was quite exciting because we went with about 50 of the kids and got to ride on a bus.  Toben was a great date for the day.


 We got to take a boat ride in the rain and see all sorts of turtles, fish and birds.  Thankfully our little boat was covered.

You'll notice in the first picture he is standing on rocks and inbetween is water.  On our first playground Toben took a little tumble in the water.  One of our friends brought extra shorts, and we had extra socks so he only had soggy shoes. 

It was a great day together.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lego Time

Thank goodness someone invented Legos.  This summer they have provided endless hours of fun.  We have had a few days of warmer weather, but for the most part it's on the chili side. 

Silus has on shorts, but NEEDS a light jacket.  I can hardly believe that it's the middle of July.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Newest Taco

Taco Bell just came out with a new Taco.  The shell is supposedly out of Doritos.  Although they were the color of  the Doritos chip, the judges came back with a thumbs down.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012


The way our driveway is set up we have 7 houses in a little circle.  We llive in the old Sandstone house, the other 6 houses are duplexes, and all but one have kids which makes for lots of fun. There's lots of space to play plus it's not in the street, so we have it pretty good.

We try and make it a point to get together a few times a year, to eat drink and be merry.  Basically we had a BBQ, but we call it a "Grill-Fest". What would a grillfest  be without good German beer?!

We had to move into someones garage because it started to rain, but that didn't stop us from having fun and hanging out. 

It's so wonderful having nice neighbors. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Light Dessert You'll LOVE!

Birgit's Yoghurt Bomb

3 bottles of Rama Cremefine (19%) or 3 x 250ml (US: 3 x 8.5 fl oz) of cream
1 kg (US: 2.2 lb) non-flavored low-fat (0.1%) yoghurt
140 g (US: 0.3 lb) sugar
2 packages (15g each) vanilla sugar

Beat the Cremefine or cream until stiff. Add yoghurt, sugar and vanilla sugar. Mix well.

Line a sieve with a clean linen or cotton kitchen towel and place it in a larger bowl so that there is room around the sieve to catch the liquids that will get drained. Fill the cream/yoghurt mixture into the lined sieve and refrigerate for approx. 24 hours. After 12 hours or so, you may want to check on the setup and discard off any drained liquids that will have accumulated in the larger outer bowl.
After 24 hours, turn the bomb out onto a plate and serve with fresh or frozen fruit, fruit sauce ("Rote Gr├╝tze"), eggnog and/or special sweet spices.
This desert always is a big hit wherever I take it - be it a kindergarden party or grandma's birthday! Enjoy!

Snuggle Time

 Someone in the family likes to snuggle with little babies and fall asleep.....

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Swim Lessons

 Eyan and Silus are taking swim lessons at out local pool. They can both swim fairly well, but we thought it would be a good idea to have them go and impove the skills they have.  

We only have one car at the moment so the boys can just walk just 15 minutes, and then swim for an hour.  

I have walked with them and took the opportunity to snap a few shots.  I love that we can take a simple walk to the pool and are surrounded by beauty. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Last Day of School

Eyan has been in the same class with the same group of kids and the same teacher since we got here.  They have had all kinds of field trips and projects and programs together. This was the last year in the grade school and next year some of them will go to different schools. 

On the last day they sang songs and had a ceremony at the local church for graduation. 

Amazing to think of how far we've come in the last 3 years here.