Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 19

Hello All!!!

Hope all is well out there! Things are getting busy for the holidays here (I have to say that I'm glad not to have to worry about Thanksgiving this year - just straight on to Christmas, lol). I feel like I have so much to do already with gifts for people and things to finish on projects already started (did I confuse everyone with that last statement - I think it confused me, lol!!).

Dustin is out of town until late Friday/early Saturday :-( I am so bummed that he is traveling so much right now (and long hours at the office too :-( Hope it gets better in the new year - Dustin keeps saying that is end of the year rush...). Brenna and I wrote her letter to Santa today - we plan to mail it tomorrow :-) I already have it all ready to go now. It amazes me that the only item she really wants is a stuffed dog (she has wanted this dog since June - isn't that too funny for a 3 year old!). Not sure yet how I am going to wrap him - I had hoped to find a gift bag, but didn't find any that large, so I am thinking of making her a laundry bag instead. I sure feel like I am running out of time for stuff here as we fly to the US in less than 3 weeks!! (it is more like 2 1/2 weeks) - I can't believe that this is our last trip back to the US before coming back permanently to the US (and when we come back in January to Germany only 8 more months and then we are back in the US :-). The upcoming year should be lots of fun with travel and getting our last wish list places in :-) I have a suitcase and a half packed already with stuff to come back to the US (and stay there, lol) - hope I can fit everything in this trip, lol!

Brenna is doing well at school. She has a favorite song that they sing frequently - it is called Pitsch, patsch, Pinguin (I think it is something like splish, splash penguin - going to have to ask the German teacher next week, lol). It took me a while to figure out what she was saying and then took some more searching on the computer to actually find the words :-) I will have to try to sneak some video of her in with it - it is very cute!

Well, I think that about covers what is happening right now - going to have to find some good activities for this afternoon and tomorrow for Brenna :-)

Take Care!


mikaysmom said...

Sounds like you are busy busy. Too bad I can't ask you to do some of my work too! LOL! Now, take some of your adorable fabric and make a bag to put the stuffed dog in for Christmas! then she can use the bag for something else too! Can't wait to see what other projects you have in place, just like me!

The Bean's said...

all of your projects are soo cute!! I am so excited you get to come home to the USA in less than three weeks! We sure miss Germany ... time does go fast! I was just wondering if that was the same Dog that Karen showed Brenna when we went shopping at the mall?

DA&B said...

Joy, yes it is the same dog that she fell in love with when Karen was here - we have to visit it and hug it each time we go to that store!