Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rüdesheim with Nana and Papa

Today I did something that would NEVER be allowed in the states.  I rode a chair-lift with Parker on my lap.  No seat belts.  No safety net. No protection.  Just mama’s arms holding him securely. We started our day way … Continue reading

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“Rawr” cont…

There was no way we were going to find that bear.  No way.  Papa and the bigs set out on a bike ride this morning, keeping their eyes open, hoping to see Rawr. No luck. After the boys’ PE class … Continue reading

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We dropped a RAWR…

Bet you can’t guess what kind of animal I am referring to.  While mom and I were on our walk in the fields Parker dropped a little stuffed animal he had been clinging to during his fall, and he had … Continue reading

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Willkommen, Nana und Papa!

As I went to bed last night I checked the status of my parents’ flight on my iPhone. (Yes, there is an app for that.) I noticed that their flight was running a bit ahead of schedule and as a … Continue reading

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Please leave a message…

…after the beep.   BEEEEEP. If you call me between now and October 4th, you may receive my answering machine.  My parents arrive in 14 hours and I’m just a little bit exited.  Last time they were here we were … Continue reading

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Today after Hayden’s soccer game we stopped by the Thrift store. My favorite time of year is approaching and I know we’re going to be hitting a lot of Christmas Markets. We spend a lot of time outside so I … Continue reading

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I only cried a little…

I am not a car person.  I don’t care about fancy cars or how expensive they are.  I don’t pay attention to detail like some people do.  I can see a red 4-door car and think, “Hey, is that Jessica?” … Continue reading

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Black bean Chicken (Crock Pot)

I know I’m posting a lot of recipes lately but the reason is I’m so completely bored with the same menu I’ve had for the past 3 years.  I am actually feeling motivated to try new things and, so far, … Continue reading

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Sunflowers remind me of high school. I loved the perfume by that name and had a best friend whose room was decorated in them. Sweet memories.

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Selbst Pflüecken Blumen

The Germans have an adorable idea:  grow a beautiful field of flowers and mark them for sale.  People can come by and pick their own flowers, placing the money in a little metal box. When I saw a little field … Continue reading

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