This photo was taken the day we said “auf weidersehen” to my mother a few weeks before we moved to Germany in late 2014. Despite constant check-ins via Skype, Facebook, and messages over the years, I know she’s going to have a heart attack when she sees how big the kids have grown since that day.
And of course, Junior’s ready to meet his Nona! See you soon!
Another morning of seven people going in 20 different directions as fast as possible. According to my planner, we have down time scheduled in February. Until then, I take photos like this (from the weekend) to capture those fleeting moments when we can slow down and catch our breath and some Zzzzzzzs. Continue reading
This is a photo of Martin’s mother with her seven grandchildren, taken earlier today when we attended the baptism reception for our newest little niece.
It was the first time we met Carola’s little girl. You can’t tell from here, but Junior (who is 11 weeks older) looks like a giant compared to his month-old cousin. His Oma ’bout had a heart attack when she saw him again for the first time in two months. Continue reading
Another night at Fest! This time, my cousin’s family joined us, too. We actually found a table in one of the beer tents a few hours before the crazy crowds showed up. We got drinks, food, and at one point, our little cousin was up dancing on the bench. Continue reading
Ohhh, Gott im Himmel! We just bought a house. A beautiful house on a hill overlooking the Swabian Alps. We signed the papers this morning in downtown Stuttgart. Continue reading
We are the family four-eyes. Partners in crime who are kinda blind. Fortunately, she could keep her beloved purple frames, but with new lenses.
She was shocked when she put them on. “Whoa! Everything is so clear and popping out!” She didn’t realize things were getting fuzzy, and that her reading glasses weren’t cutting it anymore. We didn’t realize it either. Learn from our parenting fail: stay on top of those eye exams if you have little ones, and especially if poor vision runs in the family! Continue reading
We went to Fest together as a family this year.
All six of us. (Plus our au pair.) As I shared the photos online, I braced myself for the feedback.
Martin visited his family today, and was given this photo album with the instructions to give it to me.
“Julie will appreciate this the most.”
A staggered school schedule means she had her baby brother all to herself for a little while this morning! They were both singing some vowel sounds when I snapped the pic. 🎶🎶🎶
My cousin Holli and I abandoned our husbands took our kids (and Wynter!) down into Bavaria to get up close and personal with hundreds of cows this morning.
About 1,000 cows were escorted off the mountains and led thru the village of Immenstadt to their farms. The tradition goes back centuries all throughout Bavaria. It takes place every September/early October. Continue reading