Just a casual shoutout to all the fathers out there who can pick their daughters out of a line-up, and who will proudly pose in pictures with them, even if those daughters are a little heavier than their birthweight.
Zee Germans celebrated Father’s Day, or Männertag (Men’s Day), a few weeks ago by closing all the shops so the men could gather for beer and bonfires in the villages and forests.Continue reading
This is the second day in a row these two unintentionally dressed alike. Gonna have to track down yesterday’s photo, but you can take my word for it.
It’s Father’s Day in the United States, so I’m sharing a throwback and a shoutout to my old man, who flew us around and gave us wings, and all that jazz.
Looking forward to your next visit with us!
I found it a wonderful, happy coincidence that the weekend we brought Junior home was Father’s Day weekend. Doesn’t Father’s Day look good on Martin? (It does.)
Obviously, things were very low-key. It was all about getting settled in with a newborn in the house. Continue reading
Miss C is attending her middle school’s end-of-year formal dance this evening. It’s not Prom, but the girls wear fancy dresses and the boys wear suits and ties. Because we’re putting all the kids into German schools beginning this fall, this may be the only opportunity she experiences a formal dance, so we allowed her to ask an American friend from our village if he wants to come along as her date. Continue reading
Because she’s going to German school next year, this upcoming formal dance may be the only one of its kind for Miss C.
So, we allowed her to ask one of her friends (a fellow American in our village who used to attend the same school) to be her date. Strictly as friends, but as expected, Martin isn’t very enthusiastic: he was shocked when he saw Miss C trying on my formal dresses, and he’s pretended not to be supportive any time the subject came up. Continue reading
At today’s appointment, my doctor mentioned that Martin is the only dad amongst her patients who comes to nearly every appointment. Like most of my other appointments, Martin accompanied me.
He napped in a chair across from the bed where I was monitored during a non-stress test (no judging – I dozed off, too), and he watched intently during the ultrasound, asking questions as the doctor took measurements of FestBaby’s head, stomach, and heart.
That’s when the doctor made her observation.
“If it is the first child, I see the dads often in the beginning, but then it tapers off. The second child, I see the dad maybe once for the gender ultrasound, if at all. It is great you come, even when this is your fourth.” Continue reading
My wedding anniversary is next week, so today’s #TBT photo is, of course, related to that. This candid pic shows my dad Larry and me dancing at my reception 14 years ago. You can see Martin and his mother dancing in the background. We were dancing to Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me.” Moment before, Martin and I kicked off the party by dancing to Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”