Thank you to everyone who shared such sweet birthday wishes with me yesterday! I enjoyed the memories that popped up with each name and notification, and I‘m grateful to have you all in my network. Danke sehr!
It’s my birthday!!! And I got exactly what I wanted: sitting around barefoot with a big chocolate cake in my lap. But then I got a phone call from the local Mercedes dealer: when would I like to come pick up my birthday gift to test drive for a weekend before going in to customize it?Continue reading
2:21 a.m. – This would be a lot more fun if we had some Helium, but all she‘s got are two lightheaded parents with great lung capacity determined to fill her bedroom before she wakes up.
2:43 a.m. – Exactly 10 years ago, I was wide awake and restless, too excited to sleep, knowing my baby girl was just hours away from being born. Now, I‘m too restless and excited (and still jet-lagged, TBH) to sleep, knowing tomorrow is going to be full of her most favorite things. She knows, but she doesn’t, and it‘s going to be awesome.
Lordy, lordy … look who’s 40!?! Martin completed his fourth decade around the sun today, so we went to the Italian restaurant in our village, where neighborhood friends sent over wine and accolades all night.
We celebrated this birthday a day early while the Grandparents were still here. All he wanted was a “fancy” spaghetti dinner and some decorations related to his favorite anime cartoon.
5:17 a.m. Germany time – It’s 5 a.m., and we made it thru customs! We just realized only one of us has priority booking. The other two are gonna have to fight it out.
My dad Larry and stepmom Linda are visiting us in Germany! A few weeks ago, he asked if we could explore “that old WWII airfield near your house?”Continue reading
Me: “Hey, your birthday is a few weeks away. Take a selfie with me to see if maybe we kinda look related now?”
[A few seconds later…]
“Yeah…no. Nope. Still taking after your Dad’s side of the family.”
Anyone else in disbelief this girl is gonna be 15?!?!
Happy Birthday, Junior! We love you!Continue reading
Martin’s out climbing our cherry trees, picking the best ones for Junior’s birthday cakes, which I’m baking tonight.