Our little village held a Christmas market this evening. Glühwein, goulash, carolers, and crafts. We nerded out in the middle of it when the International Space Station floated over our village. It was so bright and easy to spot!
I’m sure I’ve shared this photo before because of that sweater. That red rainbow sweater first belonged to my mother, and now it hangs in Miss C’s closet as one of her favorites. Speaking of Miss C, she was only a year old in this photo.
Our version of a Christmas date night = painting and painting and painting. Fortunately, Grandma flew in from Ohio this morning, and is hanging with the kiddos at the hotel. We are getting the house DONE!! Continue reading →
We got the estimate two days ago for how much it will cost to have folks come in and paint our house. Though feverish and helpless in our hotel room, Martin took one look, raised his fists, and defiantly yelled, “NOOOOOOOO! We will paint the house OURSELVES!!” Continue reading →
I got a label maker a few weeks ago. I was out shopping for something, saw that it was on sale, and picked it up without consulting Martin, which is saying a lot. I normally do give him a call before such a purchase … not because I need his approval (as if), but because he is usually able to look up and provide a coupon code for further savings over the phone. He’s a lot more efficient and personalized than any coupon or finance app out there, and there’s that German accent, too.
When the girls told Santa we were moving to Stuttgart, he started listing some of the villages we will be near.
Then he explained that it is a little known secret that he actually met Mrs. Claus at a place called Robinson Barracks in Germany. According to Santa, Mrs Claus was a teacher at one of the schools which is how he knew she’d be good with kids! Continue reading →