Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Hope all is well out there. Things we fairly quiet here this weekend. We ran to Baden-Baden twice on Saturday to get me a pay-as-you go cellphone. We felt this may be a really good idea while Brenna is in Kindergarten this year to let me have some freedom out of the apartment (I can't believe how easy it was to not have a cell phone this last year. There were only a handful of occasions where I felt that it would have been nice to have one.) It will be interesting to see if the minutes go as far as I think they should (that basically the phone won't be used, but just carried around as decoration, lol).
Brenna found her first "chicken truck" since we were back here in Germany already, lol. She loves getting the chicken and fries there so that was lunch on Saturday (although they didn't have any fries so Dustin went into town and ordered Donor and fries - what a nice dad!). We did more running around with going grocery shopping and a few last minute items for Brenna's first day of Kindergarten (I can't believe how quickly my little girl is growing up, sniffle, sniffle!). I was able to get Justice out for his walks this weekend - I wonder if he is feeling sore like I am!!
Today, I tried to make it project day - I have all these ideas in my head and can't wait to get some more things finished, but my speed just doesn't accomplish everything that I want it to (I didn't even finish the one project that I had mosting cut out already and just needed sewn together)! I spent time this morning cutting out some fabric, but I changed projects when I ran out of fabric for my bag lining (this wasn't a big deal, but I felt like I better get one of the projects I had already cut out at that point sewn together today). So, I ended up working on the apron that my mother-in-law picked out - it is a really cool looking Amy Butler pattern. The one I made for my sister turned out so cute, that I really want to see how this pattern looks when done (plus, I needed to cut out the apron to make sure I had plenty of fabric for the bag!). I finally had to quit for today at 10:20 pm - and bummer, my project isn't quiet completed :-( (lots of steps in making darts to this pattern - but I am pretty sure it will turn out very nice when done). I am pretty much to all the finishing steps and some more ironing (where are you Renee and mom- it was so much fun to work on projects together??) - but alas, no picture of my project from today. Hopefully, I will get a chance to finish it this week with having some time in the mornings free!
Well, I better pack things up for tonight! Take Care!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Here are the last picture posts from our trip. Above is Brenna on the merry-go-round in Mansfield. I love her face expression! Below is Brenna showing Rusty and Steven how to be dogs - sorry guys - I love the pic and so did Brenna!! She loves you both lots and lots!!
Below are the bubble pictures from yesterday - don't you love her looking at the bubbles!!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
We all missed Justice for the last month being in the US (I think Brenna missed him the most - but I did miss him too - I'm glad that the last time we will have to leave him for a long time in Christmas). Justice is following Brenna and I around very closely - I don't think he will let us leave him anytime soon. He does have a hot spot that we will need to get resolved - it does seem that he is only getting the hot spots with his anxiety (he has only had them when we were back in the US both times). Debbie - we miss you - can't wait until we are back in the US so that he can stay where he is well loved again! We were outside with bubbles yesterday (Rusty - she really loves her new bubble machine - I made some video for you too - I will try to get it to you soon! She also got a chance to play with her new princess cards this morning - I made a carrier for them - see picture below). Brenna with some of her bubbles yesterday. She was moving so much it was hard to get a picture of her with lots of bubbles!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
I loved Brenna's surprise birthday room (she did know she was having a party, but I don't think she expected all the balloons and princess stuff - she was so cute passing out the balloons to everyone!!).