Our Life in Germany

Pictures and stories from our life across the Atlantic ocean.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

My favorite pictures

These are pictures of Martin, Sarah and me in Strasbourg, France last month. Sarah looks so cute in all of these pictures. Martin is wearing sunglasses because this was about a week after the surgery (plus he has to wear sunglasses any time he goes outside for the next year, I think...it may only be 6 months though).
We went to the Cathedral, the Christmas market, a pottery shop and a restaurant in Strasbourg. It was a great day.

The joys of toddlerhood...

Me: "Want cheese?"
Sarah: "No."
"Want peas?"
"Want beans?"
"Want olives?"
"Want macaroni?"
This is what she settled on: macaroni and a cucumber.

Sarah doesn't usually like the camera any more...as you can see from this picture. She was ready mad and I made it worse. By the way, the rug she's crying on is our newest one: a Shirvan.
We're ready for Dada to come home.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Too tired to blog

I am too tired to blog right now...just wanted to say Sarah and I are good, she is in bed, and I am headed there soon. She doesn't get that Martin is gone. She thinks he's asleep..she keeps saying "sssh, dada night night." He will be home on Sunday and the week is going by fast becausee I am very busy at work. Sarah learned how to say "Oh no," "stop," and "go" today.
She also went to the potty yesterday again. She wants to hang out in the bathroom all night....maybe this is a bad idea.
Have a good night and I hope to post some pictures soon--probably Friday.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Random pictures

Sarah had fun when we cleaned out ALL the plastic bags that we had beside the refrigerator.

This picture is just bizarre.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

One more thing...

I forgot to say that today Sarah used the potty for the first time. I can't believe how big she's getting.

More Cappadocia pictures

This is Martin and Sarah in one of the underground cities. The city has I think 6 levels and at the top of each level is a rock you can roll over the entrance to keep the enemies out. That's what he's pushing.

That's all the Cappadocia pics I am going to post:). We have hundreds more but you get the idea. It is a beautiful place.

The Dark Church

These are all pictures of the ceiling of the Dark church, where the frescoes were well preserved because almost no light can get in. They are so pretty--and they are about 1000 years old. This church is also cut into the rock, which makes it even more amazing. All of these images are painted onto the interior of the cave.

November Cappadocia Trip

These are the balloons flying over Cappadocia. We did not take a balloon ride but hope to get a chance sometime.
We took a walk in the morning and this is the three of us in one of the valleys.

This is one of the amazinglywell presevred ceilings in the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The colors are so rich it'shard to believe they are hundreds of years old.

Martin standing on a pulpit in one of the ancient churches.

Cappadocia pics, November trip

Martin and Sarah sliding down a rock face...

The roof of one of the churches cut into the rocks. There are so many of these churches spread throughout the valley, and you can hike for hours through them.

Sarah in a box

Sarah had fun playing in a box with some packing peanuts. These pictures are a few months old.

Martin called

Martin called this morning to say he is in Florida...it only took him 31 hours of travel time to get there:). If anyone wants to call him e-mail me and I will give you his phone number at the hotel. He will leave there next Saturday but won't get back here until Sunday night.
Sarah is doing well. She did a lot of new things yesterday...

She ate cereal with milk. She also tried to drink the leftover milk out of the container when she was done...it didn't go so well. I have a video that I will upload if I can figure out how. She also ate at the table instead of in the high chair but she didn't like that very much.

Martin says we need to do something about her hair. I'm starting to think he's right.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Martin is gone

Martin left this morning for "the States." He is going to Florida for training for a week--to the Navarre Beach area. He left at 3 am. He has to take 4 flights to get there. Somehow this is his first TDY since he joined the Air Force. Sarah is coloring and watching Winnie the Pooh. She had a bad fall earlier this week off the porch. It's only one step but she landed on her huge head and he has a scab right between her nose and lip, and she had one for a few days on her forehead. She seems okay now. You can see it in the picture. And yes, the picture was taken in the carpet shop. Leave me alone:). We were not shopping for ourselves this time but for my sister. Last night the "dealer" had us and the rest of Martin's flight for dinner at the carpet shop. It was great--we had rice, sesame bread, cheese bread, salads, hummus, and we even had chicken tava...it was very well cooked though. Some of the restaurants here are not serving chicken anymore until this bird flu thing goes away...which maes eating off base tough because the only alternatives are lamb, or beef which is actually part or all lamb. But there is always eggplant.
Sarah can say "ekmek" now. It is Turkish for "bread." She also says "elma," which means "apple." She talks all the time now.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Sarah loves yogurt

Halloween Pictures

Me and Sarah on Halloween. She was, as you can see, dressed as Piglet.
This is after she finally got into trcik or treating. She realized it was free candy and stopped crying.
Sarah and Dada before we left the house (these pictures loaded differently than I wanted them to).
Too tired for candy.

Sarah and Nanny

This is Sarah and Oslem, who takes care of her every day. But we call her "Nanny" because that's what Sarah calls her. They are in our back yard.

Anamurium Trip--Labor Day Weekend

These pictures are old--from our trip to the Sea in Sepetember. These two are Martin and Sarah in the Mediterranean Sea....
Martin would like me to point out that that is Sarah's knee under his arm, and not a fat roll on his back.
Notice there are no pictures of me in the water..... The Mediterranean...it's just like it looks in pictures.
This is the Roman city of Anamurium. Ruins are very well preserved here because of the climate. These ruins are about 6 hours from our house on the base.
This is how clear the water is.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Bavaria pictures

Pictures of our trip to Germany. These are all in Bavaria. The first is Martin, Sarah and me in front of an Alpine Lake. The second is the view from the Hohenschwangau Castle of the valley below. The third is Sarah and her Mim on the balcony of the hotel room at the Edelweiss, where we stayed in Garmisch. The last is my mom and me in front of the Hohenschwangau castle.