Thursday, December 30, 2010

Boarding the Alps

Couldnt have asked for a more BEAUTIFUL day!! We got there around was PACKED!

The beautiful Alps

This is where I waited, so the boys could go do a run without having to wait for me...

This is around 4pm after a great day on the Alps. Im holding my wrist cause Robin accidentally hit it when jumping on me.

of course, it wouldnt be an adventure if I didnt hurt myself... After I FINALLY started getting comfortable, I biffed it really bad, and tried to catch myself with my hands.... and my right wrist got the worst of it...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Schlitten fahren

Today was a beautiful day!! We decided to go Schlitten fahren (sledding). It was fun and scary!! We shared a sled, and we FLEW down the mountain. We got sprayed with TONS of snow in our faces from trying to stear and slow down! At many points I couldnt see anything! It was scary fun! I tried to take some pix going down, but it wasnt possible... so here are some before and after pix.



The mountain we went down....

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My first Christmas in Germany

Here in Germany, they celebrate Christmas on the 24th. The Christ child brings the presents after you eat dinner, and sing some christmas carols. Usually, the majority of the family will distract the kids while someone puts out all the presents. It was quite fun to watch Leo! He was SO hyper from the moment we got there around 3pm till about 11pm. It was a neat experience. All though, it hit me really hard how much I miss my family! I was doing just fine till Christmas came and went without the crazyness of my family. are some pix of my First Christams in Germany.

trying to keep Leo occupied while we waited for the "Christ Child" to come

playing outside in the snow so the "Christ Child" can come

we were just told that the "Christ Child" came. He was SO excited, he was already up the stairs before we were in the front door.

Robin and Leo in his favorite present.....from "Robin". Robin was so excited to get him that, though Leo thinks its from the "Christ Child"

I made a new best friend. At first he wasnt quite sure what to think. But by the end of the night, he wouldnt leave my side. I got LOTS of hugs, a few kisses (on the cheek), lots of cuddles..... Robin was getting a little jealous.... ;-)

The ladies toasting

The Haffer Family (Dec. 25th)

Robin and I on our First Christmas together (Dec. 25th)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Inlingua Christmas Party

This is most of our class before our "Winter Break"

This is all the yummy food from all over. Turkish, Russish, Deutschish, Americanish..... ;-)

Monday, December 20, 2010


I am starting Jazz dance class in January. Here is a pic of most of the people in the class. We had a little Christmas party, and we all dressed up in red and white. It is SO much fun!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ulm Christmas Market

I went to the Ulm Christmas Market with my friends since Robin was stuck in Dusseldorf because of the snow. He picked me up after he got a rental car in Stuttgard. Here are some pix of the Market.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Here are some pix of the snow we got. I was having fun taking pictures. While I was taking pix of the snow, a guy from the paper took a picture of me taking a picture of the snow.

Robins car and our street


bredl- its pretty cool, this store made their windows an advent calander. everynight at 5, there would be an angel opening the window. Neat idea!

Kids having a snowball fight while wating at the bus stop

Monday, November 29, 2010

Our tree

Saturday we went and got the tree that Robin had bought (when they had a Wal*Mart here)from the garage. Then we went to a few stores to get some decorations for the tree. It was a little difficult... its not like shopping for ornaments in the states. They only have a little to choose from in the store. But all in all I got some and our little tree looks really cute! I just need to go and get a few more ornament hooks to add the rest of them. Well here is a pic of the tree so far...

during the day...

At night...


Friday we got our first snow. It was just a little, but we hadn't put on the snow tires yet. Robin wasn't expecting it to snow, and had to drive home in the snow... So first thing Sat. morning, we took the car to get the snow tires on. Then over the weekend, the snow had pretty much melted away. When we woke up this morning (monday), there was quite a bit of snow, and it was still comming down. It snowed off and on all day today. It is very pretty, but not fun to walk in! Here are a few pix that I took from Friday and today.

The first snow on Friday (Nov. 26, 7am)its a little dark...

one of the cars I walked by on the way to the train station. (11-26)

Walkin to the station (Nov. 29, 7am)

The view from our bedroom window (11-29)

A view of one of our balconies from the bedroom (11-29)

The back patio/balcony (11-29)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We celebrated Thanksgiving on Sunday. Since Robin was gone on Thursday, I talked him into doing a little dinner for the two of us. And it turned out SO good!!! We got a turkey breast and cooked that instead of a whole turkey for just the two of us... and it was so juicy and yummy!!!

We hoped that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!!

This was our dinner.... ;-)

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Usually we have girls weekend on Thursday, but this week we had a combined night. So we had a girls evening on Saturday. We went to Friedrichshafen. We walked around the city and had fun in a few stores. It got really cold so we came back and went to an Irish Pub for dinner. Then we hung out and talked.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday Market

This weekend turned out to be BEAUTIFUL, sunny and warm!!! Saturday we were finally able to make it to our Saturday Market. It was really neat. Robin said that its not like it used to be. More of selling junk then the old school, original stuff. Then on Sunday, it was also a beautiful day, so we went up and took a few pictures for our Christmas card. Here are just a few pix.

In the middle of Saturday Market

The View of Ravensburg

This was our "test" photo