Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
We had another nice weather day here in Germany. We didn't make it out much - not sure why, but at least it is supposed to be nice again tomorrow.
Brenna and I are really glad to have Dustin home - it sure makes the day seem less long.
Well, I'm tired and going to bed - sorry not much else to comment on today!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Hope everyone is doing well out there (although we heard that get well wishes are in order for Margee - we hope you feel better soon, all we can say is ouch!). Brenna and I had a busy day today - we cleaned the apartment this morning - man is there a lot of dog hair! We also painted, colored, and of course played in the kitchen. We made a two person size cake - we haven't tried it yet - we will give the verdict tomorrow (although we did go ahead and make frosting so I'm sure it will be yummy!). We made the two person size of the apple crisp yesterday - that was pretty yummy too! I love the little mug-um books that I bought a while ago!
Dustin is already out of town (in England). I know that he wasn't looking forward to traveling so quickly - hopefully, he won't come home too exhausted. He may be in Turkey next week - bummer!
Well, I think I am going to have another early night. Not sure what activities Brenna and I will be working on tomorrow...Maybe the tap shoes tomorrow - we didn't manage to get them out this afternoon.
Well, Take Care!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I can't believe that we are past the mid-point in January already - I have to say where did the month go! But, I think I have been in a jet-lagged daze... Brenna and I are sleeping in later (around 9/9:30 - I know you are all jealous!, but I have been having problems sleeping at night)... Tonight is her first night in Germany without Justice by her side - we will see how that goes...
We are off to Rome tomorrow - I can't wait to have some warmer weather (even if it is supposed to rain the entire time we are there :-( Hopefully, we will still have a wonderful time.
I am going to try to go to bed earlier tonight - my mind isn't thinking well and I have been in a grumpy mood most of the day today - I'm sure the trip to Rome will do me good. Sorry, no pictures either - I spent all my free time today looking up stuff for Rome tomorrow. I'm sure there will be a bunch of pictures after our trip!
Well, that is it for tonight - have a great rest of your day!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I hope everyone out there is doing well. Not much went on here at our household today. We skype'd with Dustin's parents (that is the best thing out there for seeing friends and family that are far awary), got some cleaning done, took the dog for a short walk, and read some books. Brenna even decided to read to Daddy to put him to sleep :-)
Dustin had another long day at work - hopefully, he will get some much needed rest before we leave for Rome on Thursday.
I put the video up of Brenna in her tap shoes - I think these are great (but I suppose I am bias!!)
Another January birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Uncle Robert - hope you have a great day and hopefully, you enjoyed the video we sent you on skype :-)
Anyway - gotta get some sleep!
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4-j6Twevk - she is a little bossy though!!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Hope everyone is well! I think Dustin, Brenna, and I have been in a sugar coma all weekend from our cupcakes we made, lol :-) They turned out really well, and I can't wait to get a chance to make some more (although I think we better invite some friends over to share next time!!!).
Our apartment got a thorough cleaning today - I am done for all but the kitchen. I had hoped to get Dustin's help there, but he pooped out on me and went to bed already. Maybe Brenna and I will just tackle that tomorrow as it is getting late here. It was a very rainy day today (it actually made me miss the snow - especially when the dog came in with muddy feet on my clean floors)! The weather was nice enough yesterday that Dustin, Brenna, and Justice took a walk while I made dinner. We tried one our favorite recipes from the US and it turned out well - I think I am finally adjusting to the ingredients and food over here. I am trying to cook and bake with as many ingredients as we can obtain in Germany and France (the cupcakes were even a cake recipe made entirely from scratch!). I'm not sure how the Germans can cook without vanilla extract though - that may remain a mystery to me... I am going to try an angel food cake soon (although probably after our trip to Rome) - that should be interesting... I'm sure you all will hear how that one turns out.
Well, I suppose I should wrap things up for the evening - sorry no pictures from this weekend. I need to clean off the disc for our trip and didn't spend much time doing that this weekend.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Today is post 99 - can you believe that!!! How quickly 100 has came (well, with tomorrow's post!). Brenna and I had a busy day with cleaning, baking some Moose Mud Muffins (we bought the book "Mouse, Cookies, and More" when we were in the States for Christmas - Brenna absolutely loves those stories and we just had to start trying the recipes in it), and playing "school". We walked to the store in a light snow, but by the time we had to walk Justice this evening, it was really coming down. Luckily, it didn't delay Dustin's flight.
I have German class for the first time since we have been back tomorrow - I know that my lack of studying is going to bite me back... It was just too easy to forget about studying and spend time with family and friends (sort of like the days of high school all over again). I think I have all my homework done, but this weekend (and going forward) I really need to spend some more time with my German. I'm sure that Brenna and Dustin will quickly pass me on their skills.
Brenna "read" several books to her stuffed animals today - that was really cute... (maybe I should have caught that on the camera today - but I didn't get the camera out at all). We also watched "The Wuzzles" on youtube - can you believe that you can find that show out there? Why were we watching "The Wuzzles" one might ask? Well, I have an old towel, that Brenna now has which triggered the "Let's see if we can find "The Wuzzles" on youtube". Yesterday, we even watched Floppy Dogs - I barely remember these in a cartoon, but really remember them as the stuffed animal. Anyone with a childhood in the 80s should really check out youtube. It is like getting one of those chain emails with a "remember when..."
Well, Dustin just got home, so I am going to call it a night!
Talk to you later and Take Care!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Well, at least I can say that I am feeling better today - hopefully, that bug won't go around this household here. Not a very good welcome back to Germany!!
Dustin is off to England and Brenna and I are by ourselves for the next two days :-( I'm sure we will be really glad to see him on Wednesday. We are hoping to do some cooking/baking in the kitchen tomorrow - I'm sure that will be fun!
Potty training is continuing - Brenna went 3 times today on the potty - but isn't too keen on staying there now after she is done. We had plenty of bare bottom chasing today!!
We did some dancing around the apartment and got her new microphone out today. She was a little concerned that I didn't have one, but that passed quickly. I got the video camera out for it, but she had to firmly tell me to put it away - that should be a cute video for her some day!!
Well, I'm going to try to tuck myself in and get a better nights sleep tonight than last night.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
First - HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACKSON!!!! Hope you had a great birthday - sorry we are missing it (although with my stomach bug - I would be missing it anyways :-(
Not much going on here this weekend. We stayed in all weekend (I know that Dustin was really bummed about this), but we worked on potty training Brenna and with my stomach - not a good weekend for travels. Brenna did pretty well all weekend. She had a dry pull-up all day today until the end - so progress on getting to the bathroom. She still isn't asking to go to the potty, but not fighting it when I say it is time to go too much. Hopefully, with our quiet week this week, we can continue to make progress. Hopefully, Dustin and her don't get my stomach thing. Today has not been a pleasant day here :-( - especially this afternoon.
Brenna and I will be on our own on Tuesday and Wednesday as Dustin has to travel for work :-( At least it is only a couple days. In February, he has to travel to Turkey for a week - what a bummer... Brenna and I will need to invite some people over or something...
Well, my stomach is still acting up - hopefully, it will settle down for sleeping tonight...
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Well, what an interesting flight back to Germany. We were originally scheduled to fly through Paris (with a very short layover) to Frankfort. We got to the Detroit airport and found out that our flight to Paris was cancelled, but they had booked us on the 5 pm flight to Frankfort (direct). Luckily, we had got to the airport early and just made the flight. The bad weather actually worked in our favor this time.
Anyways, we have not had very much sleep, so we are all going to try to get a few winks in.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Today marks our last full day in the U.S. before traveling back to Germany tomorrow. We are saying some sad goodbye's, but at least it is only really for a short time... Brenna has been very good for the entire trip - I'm glad we got to spend some extended time with everyone.
Brenna has been doing really well with the potty lately - hopefully we can continue that when we get home so that our next trip back to the U.S. has no diapers...
Well, that is all I am going to say about our day today... Our next posting will be from back in Germany...
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Happy New Year to anyone reading today's blog. I thought I would finally share 3 of my favorite pictures from this holiday season. Hope you all enjoy them - I'm loving my new Christmas present from Dustin (a new lens for my camera!). The first picture looks like a New Year's Eve picture - but wasn't - the girls were just having fun with Grandma!
Time has flown by so quickly while we have been in the U.S. - if we didn't get a chance to visit with you - know that we were thinking about all our friends and family over here. If we didn't see you here - maybe you could visit us in Germany :-)
Anyway - I have been on the computer way too much this morning - I need to get visiting!! Hope everyone is well!