Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just a Playdate

with Sophia and Daddy.


video


video


Too much fun and too many giggles were shared.  

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I am...

Exhausted!!!

Why you ask.

Because...

Jon has been really busy with school and other activities which has made our schedules a little less than routine.

Alessandra is still on Colorado time, or rather not Leipzig time.  It has taken her a bit longer to get settled in this time because Jon's and my schedules have been a bit crazy.  I'm hoping we can get settled into our schedules so she can get settled into hers.

Now that we're back Ripley has been even more anxious than ever before.  The result is her pacing every time one of our neighbors has a visitor (Yes, those neighbors).  When Ripley starts pacing, Alessandra starts fussing and I'm awake.

Dotty got sick with what we now know is kennel cough (update - now it seems Rip is coming down with it too). So Dotty hacks, Alessandra stirs, Ripley paces and I'm awake.  UUGGHH!!!

I'm hoping Jon's schedule will settle down, (update - the last few days Jon's schedule has been better and it seems to be helping a bit), Ripley will relax, and Dotty will get better so we can all get some much needed sleep.

FYI - this post has only taken me 5 days to write - I told you I'm exhausted!

Charmian Out!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Bolton Double Rainbow


Jon was in the touring cast of the Broadway show Blast!.  During the year and a half that he was with Blast! he had some amazing experiences, got to see most of America, and made some of the most incredible friends in the world.  

What makes these friends so incredible is that no matter when or how they bump into each other they all pick up where they left off.  One of his Blast! Buddies, Cameron, is on tour with Michael Bolton and she sent Jon a message letting him know that she was going to be in Dresden.  We dropped everything and hopped on the next train.  We had an awesome dinner, hung out in the dressing room pre-show, bumped into Bolton on the way into the theater, and then watched a bit of the show before we had to head home. 



Although Alessandra and I were still completely exhausted from our trip 
it was so good to see her and catch up a little bit.  

Hugs to you Miss Cameron!

Charmian

Saturday, June 18, 2011

...And We're Gonna Get Married.

To finish up my whirlwind trip to The States we went to one last wedding.  My cousin Tim married the woman of his dreams in the wedding of his dreams.  
It had a little bit of everything.  

It was a little bit Catholic 







and a lot Marines.


There were knots tied,




bagpipes played,


and families brought together.

Charmian

Goin' to the Chapel...

 ...but not until after we have a little fun in the sun!

Snuggles with Uncle Jeremy


Pool Time!


First trip down the slide.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunny San Diego

Well I finally have internet and we're finally in San Diego and my month long trip to the states is coming to an end.  I will TRY my hardest to get as many posts done as I can, as soon as I can.

Charmian

Don't Forget...


... how small they are.


Because before you know it they'll be grown.  


So cherish every moment - and don't forget. 






Firsts

At The Beach!!!





Firsts








Road Trippin' USA

To finish off my month long visit to The States.  
My Mom (Grandmommy), brother (Uncle Jeremy), Alessandra, and I 
headed on a cross country road trip for my cousins wedding.  
This was Alessandra's first time in...


Utah,



Nevada,
Not sure what Uncle Jeremy was doing but Alessandra thought it was pretty darn funny!

and California.


On the way we kept getting passed by seeing these pretty awesome cars.


Come to find out they were having a cross country race.  
Don't know if it was a legal race or not but it was pretty exciting.  
:o)




Charmian


Saturday, June 11, 2011

An A+ Turbo Baby Shower

Today, my beautiful Katie A+ Turbo Marg, gathered together with some of her good friends and family to celebrate her little man.  It was pretty fun, and no, I don't know how to spell baby in German.  ;o)


Can a prego get any cuter - I think not!

Her loot!



 The party in action.





Alessandra enjoying the pass-around!
 


And last but not least, two of Mrs. A+ Turbo Margs besties!
Charmian