Our Life in Germany

Pictures and stories from our life across the Atlantic ocean.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

In hiding

I have temporarily hidden this blog from my blogger profile since I am too dumb to figure out how to split our orphanage project blog and this one under two different email addresses.
Probably won't matter much because I haven't posted here in months, but I do hope to get it going again. Just have to play around with the settings.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

5 months

Yes, it's been 5 months since I updated. In that time:
we went to Europapark twice
Cora has 6 teeth and one word (ni-night)
My mom and Phyllis came to visit and we went to the Czech Republic, Austria, and southern Germany
Sarah is in German preschool 5 days a week, can spell stop, cat, hat and hand, and identify a lot more sight words. She can also say quite a bit in German especially numbers, animals and colors.
the kids were Dumbo (Cora) and a pirate princess (Sarah) for Halloween
and we are off to Tunisia next week for a long Thanksgiving weekend. We are staying around this area for Christmas since Martin has to work on the 24th, but of course there are plenty of things to do without leaving the area. :)
Pictures to come--soon--I promise. :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Martin and the girls

Camping out

Martin got a tent a few weeks ago, and we set it up in the backyard. He and Sarah spent all night in it. :)

Some pictures

Here are some recent pictures of the girls and us. :)

Monday, July 14, 2008


has it really been 3 weeks since i posted last? Whoops. THings have been busy as usual...we got our household goods, so we've (mainly Martin) been unpacking, setting up, and so on. I am going to try to remember to upload pictures overnight so I'll have them at my disposal in the morning.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Enough pictures for today...

I have a feeling Cora's naptime is almost over. She has a new tooth so she's been a little higher maintenance than usual. Sarah is also developing a bit of an attitude, which we are trying to figure out how to deal with. If she is nice today then Martin will set up the tent outside so they can "camp." He has the day off tomorrow for our UAB delivery, which will be a nice break.
I got a kilogram of white asparagus at the market on Saturday....and am going to try to cook some tonight. I hope it turns out well--it's a very popular thing here in Germany but the season is almost over so it may be our last chance until next year.

A few from Belgium

We went to Brugges, Belgium a week and a half ago. Had a great time--but traveling with two kids is much much harder than it ever was with just one.

kids' rooms, view outside

upstairs, our bedroom and the bathroom

More house pictures--the kitchen

If only the girls can be quiet for a while.....I can finish this up today. :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

The basement

OK, so these may not be interesting to anyone but I wanted you to see the whole picture. :) First is the steps.... the downstairs pantry (it's more full now of course)
the weight room--Sarah calls it where Daddy works.
the laundry room and, bonus, another toilet. ;)
not sure why I uploaded two pictures of that toilet.

Our house :)

View from upstairs window, of the back yard The garden that Martin and Sarah are DYING to get to work on. We are going to buy plants tonight and they will start tomorrow. Our landlord is great--he has tilled it twice, cleared out a third area for us (I think we're going to put outdoor furniture there), and he brought over a bunch of furniture, then built a gate for the garden yesterday.
Dining/living room
Guest room
Guest room again (that door leads into the living room--it's the door behind the TV)


Sitting up!!
Watching the sunset....

Aparently botht he girls can crawl now....Cora is still working on it but she can definitely get where she wants to go!!