Sunday, July 31, 2016

Whew... what an amazing two weeks! We feel so happy to have finally had some visitors, and being able to share a little bit of what our life is like here with people we love so dearly. Getting back into our normal schedule is going to be interesting this week, but it always feels good to get home after a long vacation. We were fortunate enough to take the boys on a section of our trip and I am pretty sure they loved it as much as we did. Germany is beautiful this time of year and we were fortunate to be able to explore some new places and visit some old favorites. We will be laying low until September... can anyone else believe that I am talking about what is happening in September? This summer is ZOOMING by, I really can't believe how quickly time is flying of late. But for the next month all we have planned is sleeping in late on the weekends, getting back to our running, and, of course, enjoying our time together.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fancy Francy

The List of Favorites:

Marie Antoinette
full moon+Eiffel Tower
Monet Monet Monet

House Boat on the Seine
French market
Red Geraniums

Hidden Castles
feet in the sand

Life is GOOD





Thursday, July 14, 2016

Stuff and Things

We have been enjoying our July. Neither of us can believe how fast time is flying, we have now been here 9 months! The German summer is treating us well. Our favorite things about the seasons include... swimming at the Sulz, grilling, and all of the amazing fresh fruits and vegetables. We recently had the best strawberries that either of us have had in our lives!

Last Sunday, we attended what turned out to be pretty much summer camp for adults. Bayer provides expats with all sort of extra-curricular activities to help introduce you to your new country and culture. Last weekend we took a tour of a falconry and took archery lessons. We met a lot of nice people from all around the world, I think there were people from ten different countries present.

I have been staying busy with commission work, and Z is more than busy at work, and loving every minute of it. We love our evenings together, cooking and having "family time"; the boys get so excited when they hear Z's footsteps coming up the stairs.

We will be away for a week on an adventure, so till then...

Newton, post swimming and in the best mood

Trying REALLY hard to hit a bulls eye

I was so excited when I saw this guy, I wanted to salute him and sing the national anthem

I was hoping this massive owl would snatch the annoying child in the first row, but no such luck.

Evening walks

Our "watchdog"

Grass, much taller than me