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The best presents ever … forever … or at least a very long time
December 28, 2009, 1:52 am
Filed under: Anna, Emily, family, girls | Tags: , , , ,

Christmas time is always a bit tricky with the kids. Anna is now 9 and Emily 7. Neither one is questioning the existence of Santa Clause yet … to my face … making it still quite a bit of fun for us. So, off their wish-lists go. Emily actually wrote one in school and Anna scribbled one down at home. Emily got a long letter back and at the end she was promised a surprise! Anna forgot to put her letter in an envelope, so it never left the mailbox.

So, I had free rein over what Santa might bring our girls this year and I got a bit more innovative, or more to say, I went back in time. Continue reading

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a good last couple of days!
August 27, 2007, 10:06 pm
Filed under: Anna, Emily, family, life, photography

Oh, what a wonderful weekend we had. First  we had a great night on Friday with the Grassos here. Emily was so excited to see Maya again – her bestest friend in the whole wide world!!!! She had been bugging me, when she would ever get to see Maya again – with a bit of a dramatic expression. She puts her whole body in it. It is great to watch her during one of her episodes, though it backfires when she really clinks out…  We all enjoyed having  good friends here again. It is just very relaxing, rather than being stressful! Continue reading



There they go ….
August 13, 2007, 11:00 am
Filed under: Anna, Emily, family

and here are the pictures to go with it:

Lilly with her Schultüte

Emily is carrying a “Schultüte”. Every child in Germany gets one on the first day of school, especially made for that child and with goodies inside to make the beginning of school that much more exciting. Emily looks like she has the grin frozen on her face. To her defense – she had not yet had breakfast and is a bit tense with school starting and not being allowed to open her Schultüte until AFTER school.

Anna and Emily on the first day of school This picture shows Lilly a little more relaxed with her big sister at her side.

the 4 Kindergarteners of the neighborhood

We have four girls going to Kindergarten Emily, Anna, Megan and Regan and they all ended up in different classes.

Michael went with for the first day to say goodbye to his girls. Kathrin and I stayed to meet some other Kindergarten parents and went off to a neighbors house for a nice get together, talking about what we will be doing with our time. A common idea was to clean out the kids rooms and the house in general. I see a lot of yard sales coming up.

Well, I  am better than I anticipated. The leisure morning and looking forward to seeing some friends this week surely makes it easier. I know, I will get used to this rather easily, having some time to get something done, but any growth is a little painful, too.



Mothers Day
May 14, 2007, 12:31 am
Filed under: Anna, Blogroll, Emily, family, general, kids, Kinder, life

I had a nice Mothers Day, got woken up with breakfast in bed. Yumm! Anna and Lilly helped me eat those delicious pancakes. Then came the cards. One from Michael, about 10 from Anna and 2 from Emily. Anna had really gotten busy in school. Amazing and very sweet.  Emily had also made some very sweet cards with a picture that was taken back at Mom’s Tea. You know those are a keeper!

We then all went to Lifetime Fitness, I went to a pilates and yoga class and afterwards Anna, Lilly and Michael had fun climbing up the rockwall.

Lunch at home and off to the surprise of the day. We went to Sogno Gelato. Oh, gelato – italian ice cream – is soooooooo good. It was so hot out that we stayed inside to enjoy our ice cream. You know how slowly kids eat their ice cream – and I admit, some adults, too. The ice cream would have melted right before their eyes. It was awesome ice cream. We had lemon, fruits of the forest, vanilla, mocha and espressso ice cr’eam between all of us. It’s a bit of a hike up to Cumming, GA, but totally worth every icey, creamy morsel!!!

I got to talk to my mom and Michael to his. So,  it was a nice day, which ended with another Desperate Housewifes episode in a relaxing way. I hope all you moms out there had a wonderful Mothers Day, too.



new beginnings
April 22, 2007, 7:16 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, family, food, general

So, last week was hectic and busy and lots of fun and filled with many things worth blogging about and then it ended on this awesome note …. Continue reading



A few highlights from Matthias’ visit
April 4, 2007, 3:57 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, family, food, general, life, photography, Uncategorized

There is so much to tell from when Matthias was here that I certainly could not do it justice.
We so very much enjoyed having him here and had a great time together. He got to experience the fabric of our life here in Alpharetta, GA. The routines, places we go, a few moments we got to share. His life is so different from ours and he loves being able to understand better what we talk about. Here are a few pictures of our very wonderful time together. Continue reading



Friends, wind and cookies
March 5, 2007, 12:57 am
Filed under: Blogroll, family, food, girls, life

I am the cookie mom in Annas brownie Girl Scout troop, which means that I have taken upon me to make sure that all the correct orders go in for all the cookies, picking up the cookies with the help of others, then sorting them and then ….

having them sit around my living room for how ever long it takes the parents to pick them up!!! Continue reading