Tuesday, December 28, 2010

amsterdam part one...

this blog is a photo blog for the moment.
a super fast post from the first trip to amsterdam.
christmas festivities+more amsterdam
[going back tomorrow]
will follow suit.

beautiful canals

i want this window display!

sucker for anything red.

mama's here!

art nerd...

hasta manana, holland!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


finally had some time to edit photos and what not.
here is the scoop:

he is pretty cute:

love it:

last tuesday at scouts we made cookies with the kids:

1. die m├Ądchen putting theirs on the tray
2. tim und esra
3. lenni being cute
4. esra, tim, und lukas
5. elias post flour fight
6. i think we may need more sprinkles
7. the joys of baking with 10 year olds :)
8. tim und lukas
9. lenni being funny
10. lina, ronya, und marlene-wish this was a better picture they are so sweet
11. elias being a goof
12. ida und marlene

this little dude just likes playing in the snow all day
which is good because i do too

out with malte, marian, ina, and the others:

and last saturday was the weihnachts concert
at onkel tony's
featuring pulp funktion
and mash up circus
[see below]

me with ina+malte with ina

christmas is almost here
but MAMA will be here in 4 days!!!
i am so, so, so excited!
so stay tuned for more wintery-ness

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

a golden birthday...

we've got a lot going on this month.
first up:
esra and elias turned 10 on the 10th
and celebrated with an olympic themed birthday party

we of course started with the opening ceremonies
with germany, serbia, poland, thailand,
south africa, italy, and albania all represented

they battled in ice hockey:

maneuvered a bobsled race:

and competed in figure skating
[all performed to a lady gaga song]

watching a group of 10 year old boys pretend to figure skate to lady gaga
was one of the funniest things i have ever seen.
they were awesome.
wolfgang, cousin jana and i were the judges
and it was difficult to not give them all perfect scores.
during one performance, i think elias', to "Love Game"
the audience of boys were pelvic thrusting so hard and shakin' it to:
"let's have some fun this beat is sick, i wanna take a ride on your disco stick..."
[of course having no idea what that means]
and you could not help but crack up.
fun stuff. for reals
happy birthday esra and elias
i'm so glad i know the coolest 10 year olds in the world

Monday, December 6, 2010

happy nikolaustag...

today is nikolaustag.
sankt nikolaus day.
last night, we sang christmas songs
in hopes that sankt nikolaus would hear us and come visit.

he came to visit
and asked if we had been good during the year.
i think we all had.
because this morning
our boots were filled with chocolate!

Monday, November 29, 2010


you have to imagine looking out the window
coffee in hand
and aqualung playing in the background.
[ok, yes, i did slip a bit walking to get cajus from kindergarten but let's just focus on what is important...]
good tunes.
willkommen im winter

Thursday, November 18, 2010


a great desire to travel and rove about.

fitting that it is of german origin, ja?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


i am
with the hipstamatic app for the iphone
if you don't have it already
+you should+

some lovely autumn pics for your enjoyment

Monday, November 15, 2010


last saturday was the "festball" for the scouts
and we also called it prom
it was so fun to dress up again like we were in high school
my friend marian from german class came too
and we had a blast

Monday, November 8, 2010


2 posts in one day

[out with friends: christian, daniel, malte, and tommy]

[tobias' amazing costume... unfortunately i took none of myself]

with annika ♥
and that is it for now
more to come :]

more halloween+ a birthday!

::this boy has officially been 3 since the 1st::
esra and elias
with friends ready to go trick-or-treating

and another little monster!
photos are wolfgang's.
awesome, huh?!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

my 8:00 am...

looks like this.

hot coffee
a brisk autumn morning
a happy boy ready for kindergarten

i don't think you could ask
for a better

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

yay for fall :)

my favorite season, by far.
[if you noticed the new design]
not going to lie, i'm in love with germany, but i am a wee bit sad that i am missing traditional american things.
starbucks pumpkin spice latte
pumpkin pie
roasted pumpkin seeds
...see a pattern?
however, while walking cajus to kindergarten yesterday i saw one lonely pumpkin in front of someones home.
should have taken a picture.
in italy we drew some awesome halloween/fall decorations.
probably hard to tell which are mine, or elias'.
and esra and his monster, ROCK!

and how cute is elias' frankenstein?!
[second one from top, below the pumpkin...]

Monday, October 11, 2010


we are in italy right now.
tuscany, to be more precise.
on holiday until the 23rd.
so to make this easier,
i've decided to blog while i'm here.
you can check out the italia tab

to follow along.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


is the bomb
and i just became a premium member
so you can expect more fun photos like this little lovely.
ciao, bella.
we're off to italia on saturday :]

Monday, October 4, 2010

in case you didn't know...

it rains here.
a lot.
but i like it.

we have cool umbrellas.
so, we're okay.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

to kindergarten we go...

just waiting for the bus to take us to kindergarten.
we have enjoyed it so far; the playing in the sand, playing with cars, coloring...
when i asked him who his friends were he said he didn't have any friends, just girls.
and the other day when we were leaving, 4 little girls came running over to say,
"bye cajus!, bye! bye!, see you tomorrow!"
one even gave him a kiss on the cheek.
+what a little lady killer+

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


a good old quote can make you feel good and inspired.

i particularly love this, so i prettied it up here.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

this p-nut...

is THREE years old

happy birthday little J man