Martin received an email today, and it said something along these lines......
YOUR ASSIGNMENT TO FT SILL, OKLAHOMA, WITH A REPORT DATE OF 20120910 HAS BEEN DELETED
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
Friday, July 27, 2012
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.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
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.
It was a great day together.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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
Saturday, July 14, 2012
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
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 Grütze"), 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!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
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.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
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.